The latest news from NYSHealth.
“Will Obamacare Increase Insurance Costs in New York State?”
In his Huffington Post column, former NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman takes a look at the factors to consider nationally that could cause insurance rates to go up in 2014, and whether New York is expected to see changes in the cost of health insurance as a result.
“EHRs Are a Tool, Not a Solution: The NYC Primary Care Information Project”
Read a Health Affairs blog post on how electronic health records (EHRs) can be a tool for improving clinical care and managing population health. NYSHealth is partnering with other funders to support a population health surveillance project to see if data collected from New York City EHRs can be used to paint an accurate picture of the population at large.
“Veterans Seek Help from States and Localities in Absence of Federal Aid”
Read an article in GOVERNING on the efforts of local governments and community organizations to meet the needs of returning veterans in the absence of federal funding and programs. The article quotes NYSHealth Senior Fellow for Veterans Affairs Colonel (Ret.)
“Mt. Sinai and Continuum Announce Merger Plans”
Read a New York Post article on the merger agreement between Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners in a bid to control costs and provide more extensive medical care to patients. The article quotes NYSHealth Senior Vice President David Sandman, who says the merger provides an opportunity to improve services and care for patients.
“Hospital Consolidation Dance Heats Up in NYC”
Read a Kaiser Health News article on the tentative agreement on a possible merger between Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners. The article quotes NYSHealth Senior Vice President David Sandman.
“The Role of Philanthropy and Advocacy in Health Care Reform Implementation”
Read a Nonprofit Quarterly article that takes a look at what role foundations can play in shaping the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The article cites an NYSHealth-funded report that analyzes key provisions of the ACA, and identifies the tasks and hurdles that must be confronted when implementing reform.