EHRs: Promises to Keep

In the last Blog we explored some of the problems physicians have with EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.  But why is it so hard to find EHR’s that do the job well? One problem in the EHR market… Read More

EHRs: The Problems Remain

Few issues connect such vastly different scales of health care reform as Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  How do we understand the relationship between the 30 billion dollars the federal government is investing to promote health information technology (Health… Read More

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Doctors Council SEIU, a Union for Doctors, Partner on an Unique Effort to Improve the Quality of Care and the Patient Experience in the Nation’s Largest Public Hospital System

Media Contact: Karen Imas, Connelly, McLaughlin & Woloz kimas@cmw-newyork.com 212-437-7373 AND Ian Michaels Ian.michaels@nychhc.org 212-788-3339  For Immediate Release New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Doctors Council SEIU, a Union for Doctors, Partner on an Unique Effort… Read More

Doctors Union and Hospital Management in New York City’s Public Hospital System Launch a Unique Collaborative Body to Improve Patient Care

Contacts: Karen Imas Connelly, McLaughlin & Woloz kimas@cmw-newyork.com 212-437-7373 and Ian Michaels NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Ian.Michaels@nychhc.org  212-788-3339 Doctors Union and Hospital Management in New York City’s Public Hospital System Launch a Unique Collaborative Body to Improve… Read More

What is the Role of Community Health Workers

One of the big questions in healthcare delivery reform is what new models of primary care will look like. While one part of this question is how current roles like the physician and nurse will transform, another question… Read More

A Role for the Insurers?

Doctors often have a hard time understanding the role that the insurance sector could play in health care delivery reform. And yet, for better or worse, reform is impossible without addressing the problem of insurance.  In a three… Read More

Health Disparities and a Call for Health Justice: Cause and Effects…

The growing #BlackLivesMatter movement has focused long overdue national attention to issues arising out encounters between Black citizens, especially youth,  and law enforcement authorities that range from warrantless stop and search, to the uncalled for use of violent… Read More

Health Disparities and a Call for Health Justice: The Impact of Health Disparities Hit Home

The effects of stress are further contributors to health disparities especially among racial and ethnic minorities. Jocelyn R. Smith in the American Journal of Public Health examined what it meant for young black men in Baltimore Maryland to… Read More

Health Disparities and a Call for Health Justice: Black Health Matter

The CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report, last published in 2013, provides much of the data on disparities within the United States.  Three of the most stark findings from the report  include: “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause… Read More

Health Disparities and a Call for Health Justice: Next Stop: Inequality Street

The data on health disparities is heartbreaking.  It illuminates the fundamental inequity distribution of resources in the United states. We can see these disparities along a multitude of variables including place.  Zip code, for example,  is greater predictor… Read More