Sat October 25, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Health Costs

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 3:26 pm

We get an update on the New York City Ebola case with Dr. Peter Salgo, host of Second Opinion and practicing physician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Then we talk with Jeanne Pinder, she is the founder of and a former New York Times journalist. 

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Mon October 20, 2014

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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Thu October 16, 2014

Cuomo says state preparing for potential Ebola cases

Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

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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Wed October 15, 2014

NYS Nurses Association calls for increased safeguards against Ebola



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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Fri October 10, 2014

New York regional health information exchanges achieve national accreditation

Credit Innovation Trail/Joanna Richards file photo

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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