Future of Health Care

Westchester Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion: A New Era in Outpatient Care for the Hudson Valley

Long known as the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of tertiary and quaternary care, Westchester Medical Center — the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) — is raising the bar for outpatient services in the region with its new Ambulatory Care Pavilion in Valhalla.


The Use of E-prescription Databases in Limiting Malpractice Exposure

Drug overdose deaths are a leading cause of injury death in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids in 2015. A common scenario involves the patient who is prescribed a proper dose of opioids for...


Navigating Health Care’s Ever-changing Landscape

Of this we can be certain in the year ahead: the new administration brings with it significant changes on many fronts, and health care is certainly at the forefront. The current model shift from volume- to value-based care will continue to develop throughout the industry. On its own, this shift significantly alters the healthcare landscape. To successfully navigate these changes, the healthcare industry must adapt, innovate and change its methodology.


NewYork-Presbyterian Queens: Excelling in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

From early management of high-risk pregnancies to a Rapid Response Team for maternal hemorrhage, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens seeks to ensure patient safety through pregnancy, delivery and beyond.


Don’t Let the Zika Virus Bite You, Too: Obstetricians and Legal Liability

As warmer weather returns, mosquitoes will reemerge from hibernation. The Zika virus made headlines last year as studies revealed it was associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, particularly in Brazil and the Caribbean. Zika was first identified in the mid 20th century...


Brian J. Snyder, MD: Bringing State-of-the-Art Neurosurgical Solutions to the Table

Dr. Snyder, a functional neurosurgeon with Neurological Surgery, P.C., leverages neuromodulation techniques to improve the lives and outcomes of patients living with movement disorders.


Gender-specific Cardiac Risk May Impact Medical Malpractice Liability

Medical malpractice lawsuits may be brought against primary care physicians, emergency department physicians and cardiologists based on the failure to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmia or other manifestations of heart disease. This risk may be diminished if there is an increased awareness and understanding by physicians and patients that men and women may demonstrate substantially different manifestations of heart disease.


Technology and Shifting Reimbursement Models in Health Care

Today’s hottest new wearable devices with fitness-based appeal now extend beyond the basics of step counting to actually measuring core health data that includes blood pressure, vision quality and body temperature. Tech-savvy providers are uniquely positioned to capitalize on this boom by applying it to overall health management and the shifting reimbursement models in today’s healthcare marketplace.


St. Charles Hospital Pursues Synergies to Improve Physician Income and Efficiencies through Partnerships

From obtaining insurance approvals to following legislative mandates, many physicians find they spend much of their time doing everything except practicing clinical medicine. Declining reimbursements make the situation even more cumbersome. Aligning with a trusted partner, such as a hospital or larger healthcare organization, is an ideal strategy that allows many physicians to efficiently navigate a shifting landscape.


The Employment Lawyer’s Prescription: Pay It Forward by Investing in a Healthy Work Culture

While providing competent, innovative, accessible and personalized care for patients has always been the focus of any healthcare organization, the recent trend of many institutions has been to widen this focus on wellness to the healthcare providers — namely, their employees.