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University of Maryland Capital Region Health Names Joel Sandler Chief Nursing Officer

November 17, 2022
Joel A. Sandler, MBA, BSN, RN, FACVP, has been named UM Capital Region Health's (UM Capital) new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Sandler, who has been serving in an interim role, will have oversight of all nursing practices for inpatient, ambulatory, perioperative and procedural services, as well as behavioral health and patient engagement.
UM Capital Region Health

University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Announces New Institute to Transform Medicine Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

November 10, 2022
The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) today announced a transformative partnership to establish the University of Maryland 3 - Institute for Health Computing (UM-3-IHC), which is being led by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), in collaboration with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and Montgomery County, Md. This new Institute will leverage recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing to create a premier learning health care system that evaluates both de-identified and secure digitized medical health data to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases in patients across the state of Maryland.