Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Roughly half of the new 133 grants announced by the US Department of Agriculture, totaling $42.5 million, will help bankroll the deployment of telemedicine programs in rural areas. These grants are the latest push from the federal government to improve education and healthcare access in rural areas across the country. Read More
• Often times patients are unaware of the costs of health care services until it is too late and they are on the hook for expensive medical bills. University Health is now offering a price estimator on its website to give patients a head start in planning. Read More
• Researchers say that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict future heart risks and even death by examining electrocardiogram (ECG) test results. The studies are among the first to use AI to predict future events from ECG results rather than to detect current health problems. Read More
• Amazon is attempting to make clinical documentation more efficient with its new medical transcription service. Cerner is already using the platform to develop a digital voice scribe that can "listen" in the background during a patient's visit and transcribe physician-patient conversations into text. Read More
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