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9:36am

Mon October 20, 2014
Health

Refugees receive certification to open home daycares

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Program Specialist for the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project Shannon Linehan and Childcare Resource Network Education Specialist Michelle Wilson with aspiring refugee business owners who received NYS certification to open home daycares Friday.

A group of refugees received New York State certifications to open their own in home daycare centers Friday. The seven aspiring business owners were among three groups this year to receive certifications through the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project.

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4:29pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Health

Cuomo says state preparing for potential Ebola cases

Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles.
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There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

Cuomo says eight hospitals around the state have been identified as Ebola treatment centers, and personnel at all 200 of the state’s hospitals will be trained on how to respond if a person with Ebola walks into their emergency room.

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11:45am

Wed October 15, 2014
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NYS Nurses Association calls for increased safeguards against Ebola

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Morning Edition: Do you know if any of your members, if they have been receiving training at their hospitals for possible Ebola cases?

Lisa Baum: Some of our members have received training. We’re currently in the process of receiving information from all of the hospitals where we have members. But we do know some of them have begun doing training, some of them have done extensive training, some have done less training, and some I believe have done no training.

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2:26pm

Fri October 10, 2014
Health

New York regional health information exchanges achieve national accreditation

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Two New York State regional health information exchanges have been nationally accredited for the security of their systems.

The organizations manage tens of millions of clinical reports in Upstate New York each year.

The Healthcare Information Xchange of New York and Rochester RHIO were recently accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.

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1:40pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Health

Takeaways from the first year of ACA enrollment

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As the November 15th enrollment period  draws closer, health administrators and policy watchers have been assessing data from the first troubled period of Obamacare.

WXXI/Innovation reporter Michelle Faust spoke first with the Executive Director of New York state's official health plan marketplace.


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