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  • Nation's Opioid Crisis Topic of HealthTech '17 Panel Discussion

  • OCT 27, 2017 | HEALTHCARE REFORM | 0 COMMENTS

  • Addiction is not a moral failure but a disease; co-occurring health disorders often present

    With a crisis as prevalent as opioids in America, nobody is protected. “Deaths in Westchester County have increased 200% in recent years,” noted Kathleen O’Connor of Shatterproof at WCA's HealthTech '17 conference on October 12. In fact, one out of every three families will be touched by this epidemic in some way. According to County Executive Rob Astorino, “this is the stark reality, it is a very lethal enemy that grows deadlier by the day.”

    The opioid epidemic was a subject of a Health Tech ’17 panel, which was comprised a representatives from Pfizer, NewYork-Presbytrian, WMCHealth, and the harris project. The discussion was eye opening, inspiring, and in many ways, quite scary...

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  • Telemedicine: Here's What the Future Holds

  • OCT 26, 2017 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM | 0 COMMENTS

  • Fascinating panel discussion at WCA's HealthTech '17 conference

    “There’s a sense of exciting things happening in telemedicine and technology,” said Dr. Christian Otto of Memorial Sloan Kettering at WCA’s HealthTech ’17, as he began his presentation for the panel Next Generation Telehealth: The Future Is Now. While still evolving, “Telehealth leads to longer survival, a 38% improvement in the quality of life, and 7% fewer urgent care visits.” According to Dr. Otto, telehealth will allow patients to:
    • Include family members (even those living far away) in care decisions;
    • Bring care and monitoring directly into the home;
    • Access healthcare from remote locations without travel;
    • See a doctor without missing work or needing childcare.
    But will people use this technology?

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  • The Region’s Top Healthcare Leaders and Key Strategists to Speak at Health Tech ’17 Conference

  • SEP 08, 2017 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Opioid Crisis, Cancer Breakthroughs, Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring, and Healthcare Policy and Its Impact on New York, Among the Cutting-Edge Topics to Be Covered


    On October 12, the Westchester County Association, the region’s premier business association, will host our fourth annual Health Tech Conference with a far-reaching series of presentations and discussions about the current trends and advancements throughout the healthcare industry. Recognized as the leading healthcare business conference in metro New York, this year’s conference -- Health Tech ’17: Driving Innovation in the Region – will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York. Conference attendees will hear from leading strategists from HANYS, Shatterproof, NewYork-Presbyterian, Aetna, the harris project, Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and White Plains Hospital, among others.


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