The latest news from NYSHealth.
Veterans on Campus Are Overlooked and Underserved
In his latest blog post, NYSHealth President and CEO David Sandman discusses the challenges facing student veterans and highlights a model program to help campus health and wellness providers deliver culturally competent care to this growing population.
New York’s Community Health Centers Could Provide One Million More Patient Visits Each Year
This first-ever plan for building the State’s community health center system projects the gains in capacity that could result from enhancing productivity and improving recruitment and retention of health care providers.
“Report: State Should Aid Community Health-center Expansion”
Read this LoHud article on a new report issued by the Community Health Care Association of New York State on how New York’s federally qualified health centers can expand to serve hundreds of thousands more patients annually. This report was funded in part by 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.