hospitals http://wrvo.org en New York working towards statewide health records system http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-working-towards-statewide-health-records-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospitals have been working for years to digitize patient medical records, but now New York state is expanding a system to centralize the record-keeping of multiple hospitals.</span></p><p>A patient’s medical history may be in the computer at their primary care doctor’s office. And their records may be digitized at the hospital they’ve been treated at, "however, many of those systems can’t easily or fluently communicate with one another," said Dr. Rainu Kaushal, who chairs the Weill Cornell Medical College’s healthcare policy program.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:31:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56911 at http://wrvo.org New York working towards statewide health records system Medical marijuana next big issue for state legislature after lengthy spring break http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-next-big-issue-state-legislature-after-lengthy-spring-break <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:17:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53988 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital http://wrvo.org/post/st-josephs-syracuse-collaborating-lewis-county-general-hospital <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53221 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital National pressures hit Carthage Area Hospital with 73 layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/national-pressures-hit-carthage-area-hospital-73-layoffs <p></p><p>Hospitals around the country are all under the same pressures: a turn toward outpatient and preventive care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates, and increasing regulations. It’s the same in Carthage.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:45:06 +0000 Joanna Richards 51425 at http://wrvo.org National pressures hit Carthage Area Hospital with 73 layoffs Study finds healthcare providers overlooking costs http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-healthcare-providers-overlooking-costs <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:42:45 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51209 at http://wrvo.org News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 28 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-tuesday-jan-28 <p>A new law requires New York hospitals to screen newborns for heart defects; unemployment rates are down in the state (for the most part); if you don't feel like shoveling that sidewalk, you may end up with a fine; and $56 million in funds has been awarded to New York hospitals. Catch up on the news of the day with WRVO's news briefs.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000 WRVO News 50540 at http://wrvo.org News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 28 Patient alerts system extends scope of care http://wrvo.org/post/patient-alerts-system-extends-scope-care <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Many health care providers don’t know when their patients are admitted or discharged from the hospital or seen by an ambulance crew. That makes it harder to deliver comprehensive care.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:52:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47926 at http://wrvo.org Patient alerts system extends scope of care Hospitals fear the unknown when it comes to the Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/hospitals-fear-unknown-when-it-comes-affordable-care-act <p>In a little more than six months, the Affordable Care Act will change the lay of the land for healthcare in this country. For hospitals, it continues changes that started a decade ago, says Richard Umbdenstock, the president of the American Hospital Association, who was in Syracuse Monday. Mon, 13 May 2013 20:54:04 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37750 at http://wrvo.org Hospitals fear the unknown when it comes to the Affordable Care Act Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems http://wrvo.org/post/some-central-ny-ambulances-receive-ekg-modems <p>Time is critical when it comes to treating a suspected heart attack. That's why local EMTs and emergency room doctors are happy about new cardiac technology getting into more ambulances. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33442 at http://wrvo.org Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-touts-return-rural-hospital-funding-lewis-county <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Democratic Senator Charles Schumer was at Lewis County General Hospital on Friday, touting the return of funding for New York's rural hospitals. The funding had been suspended for three months by Congress, and Schumer worked with Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa to reinstate the funding as part of Congress's fiscal cliff deal.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:04:44 +0000 Joanna Richards 31811 at http://wrvo.org Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments http://wrvo.org/post/multi-sensory-room-gives-children-respite-hospital-treatments <p>In the midst of treatments, tubes and needles, there's a place for patients at the Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse to go and find some peace.&nbsp; A one-of-a-kind multi-sensory room takes kids away from the stress of a hospital setting. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:32:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31140 at http://wrvo.org Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments Could sequestration hurt local economy? http://wrvo.org/post/could-sequestration-hurt-local-economy <p>There is a deadline looming in Washington, D.C. that many politicians are worried could have an effect on the economy -- including some local politicians who are worried it might hurt upstate New York in particular. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:45:29 +0000 Catherine Loper 24259 at http://wrvo.org