More than 60 people participated in the Rural Partners Poverty Simulation July 20, a role-playing experience that helps decision makers and service providers understand the challenges faced by rural residents with limited resources.
The High Blood Pressure Collaborative, a partnership of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and FLHSA, is one of four finalists for a national innovation award.
Three tensions are emerging in local workforce needs: labor shortages and maldistribution; financial pressures related to wages and payment reform; and increasing pressure to train staff in existing and emerging roles and skills.
A partnership among senior and home-health service providers and area hospitals to help people successfully transition into and out of care settings recently marked five years of working together.
For the past four years, sixty five primary care practices—about a third of the region’s primary care providers—have partnered with Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency on an uncharted journey to make our medical system as good at preventing medical emergencies as it is at treating them. The $26.6 million experiment in primary care innovation is showing how teamwork and smart data can improve patient care and reduce costs.
Health care reform continues at a frenetic pace, creating opportunities for providers and patients but also a challenging clinical environment, our Albany consultant reported June 12.
Three years of a coordinated, communitywide effort to get more youth in the city of Rochester to participate in free summer meals paid off with a 24.3 percent increase in meals served in 2015.
Strong Memorial, Highland, Rochester General and Unity hospitals were honored with HANYS’ Community Health Improvement Award for their support of the High Blood Pressure Collaborative.
As the number of children reported poisoned by lead grows from last year, officials urged a continuation of local prevention efforts, including aggressive code enforcement of rental properties and screenings for one- and two-year-olds.
To get ahead of a shift from volume to value-based payments for medical services, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the New York eHealth Collaborative are recruiting primary care, pediatrics and specialty care providers to take part in New York State’s new Practice Transformation Network.
Building on the success of their 2015 men’s health conference, this year’s Interdenominational Health Ministry Conference focused on health as a spiritual matter and the connection among mind, body and spirit. The conference is part of IHMC’s ongoing work to encourage local health ministries and was sponsored in part by a grant from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and was supported by Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency.
The spike in heroin overdoses in our region between 2012 and 2014 was accompanied by a marked decline in overdoses from prescription pain medications, according to a study of hospital admissions and emergency department visits by Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency.