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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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