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February 28, 2020 News Headlines

Where are CMS, ONC and DOH headed next? Find out April 1

State and federal government play an important role in driving the focus of healthcare quality and patient safety. Through legislation, regulation, funding of public programs, purchasing of services and/or data collection and reporting, policymakers have an immediate impact on your organization’s reimbursement, operations and reputation.

State and federal leaders will share future policy directions during a dynamic panel discussion at HANYS’ April 1 Commitment to Excellence Summit in Tarrytown. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Howard Zucker, commissioner, DOH;
  • Dr. Marcus Friedrich, chief medical officer, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, DOH;
  • Dr. Thomas Mason, chief medical officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; and
  • Dr. Michelle Shreiber, director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS.

In addition, David Marx, JD, president, The Just Culture Company (formerly Outcome Engenuity), will deliver the keynote, "Just Culture: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Next." Leaders from Northwell Health, NewYork-Presbyterian, University of Rochester Medicine, Mount Sinai Morningside  and NYC Health + Hospitals will share strategies in the areas of leadership, just culture, patient experience, Lean, high reliability and resilience.

You won’t want to miss this full-day event. Register online today.

Attend both the C2X Summit and Healthcare Innovative Technology Summit and save $50. Experience two back-to-back days of dynamic content and education. Contact: Christina Miller-Foster


Member Spotlight – Blythedale Children’s Hospital supports patients’ rights

Social determinants of health can have a severe impact on guardians caring for medically fragile children. In January 2020, Blythedale Children’s Hospital partnered with the New York Legal Assistance Group to help patients and their families struggling with issues including housing, immigration, transportation and food insecurity, understand their rights and resolve concerns impacting their ability to care for their children.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes.