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Employers in New York State should become familiar with a new paid family leave law to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 78.3 million Americans were born between 1946 and 1964. Individuals born during that period are commonly referred to as “baby boomers.”
St. Joseph’s Health offers a comprehensive range of health services — from home-based and community-focused programs to well-established hospital and primary care programs — to track patient progress and secure better outcomes through a continuum of care.
The unprecedented information-sharing capabilities provided by Crouse Health Network empower primary care physicians, specialists and hospital providers to better manage patient care and costs.
Twenty years after first providing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to premature and critically ill infants, Crouse Health has developed an adult ECMO program that boasts a combined respiratory and cardiac mortality rate better than the national average.
After several twists and turns, the New York State Executive Budget for fiscal year 2017–2018 was given final approval in the early hours of April 10.
No matter what maternal or fetal complications may arise during pregnancy, labor or delivery, the Kienzle Family Maternity Center at Crouse Health has the technology, infrastructure and expertise to provide expedient, high-level, compassionate care.
The medical industry and digital world are merging more than ever before, but staying on top of the rapidly changing digital landscape is a constant challenge.
As the New York State Legislature heads into the month of March, both the State Senate and the State Assembly face the mandated deadline of April 1 to pass a state budget for the 2017–2018 fiscal year, which begins on that date.
Guided by a clear vision of the type of high-quality, around-the-clock cardiology services its founders wanted to provide, The Heart Group of Syracuse is the only heart practice in the area with three strategic office locations across Central New York and physicians with privileges at all major Syracuse hospitals.
Equipped with the latest technology and a devoted, multidisciplinary team, the Dr. Hadley J. Falk Breast Health Center at Crouse Hospital offers state-of-the-art services to ensure women who are diagnosed with breast cancer can navigate comfortably from testing to treatment.
A very hot topic today is telemedicine. This has been brought about in no small part by the New York insurance parity laws that became effective on Jan. 1, 2016, whereby payors now had to pay for a service delivered by telemedicine in the same manner the payor would have paid for that service if performed in a face-to-face encounter.
When the 2017 session of the New York State Legislature opens in early January, those who carefully follow action or inaction in Albany will be waiting to learn what Governor Andrew Cuomo will include in his State of the State Address and proposed state budget. The annual battle of the budget will be the major focus of state legislators and others for the next three months.
Upstate Medical University’s Upstate Cancer Center — Central New York’s only academic-affiliated cancer institution — is pursuing a long-term growth plan that matches requirements for National Cancer Institute cancer center designation. Its team has already begun programmatic expansion coordinated with its robust research, leading-edge technology and multidisciplinary model of care.
Many healthcare providers think of HealtheConnections as the RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization) for the region, and associate the organization with the specific services that help them access their patients’ records. In fact, HealtheConnections takes part in a broader set of activities in service of the Triple Aim’s better care, better health and lower healthcare costs.
By focusing on proven surgical techniques, lifestyle changes and long-term supportive care, Crouse Hospital’s Weight-loss Surgery Program has created an environment where obese patients gain in life and well-being while they lose on the scale.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, I will be casting my 16th vote for president of our country. My first presidential vote was in 1956 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to his second term as president. At that time voters had to be 21 years of age or older in order to be eligible to vote. Now 18-year-olds are eligible to vote in elections.
My patients are important to me. I want to know all about their health histories, from medications and allergies to past procedures or conditions, so I can provide them with the best possible care when they come to my office for a visit. To make sure that I have quick, secure access to my patients’ health records when I need them, I use HealtheConnections’ health information exchange (HIE).