$500K Will Help Mental Health Agency Fund Telemedicine
New York state is getting a $500,000 federal grant to fund telemedicine projects.
State Senate passes bill to send health insurers’ corporate tax cut savings to consumers
Albany Business Review (subscription required)
The state Senate defied Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass a measure sending for-profit health insurers’ savings from the federal corporate tax cut back to consumers.
Stefanik and colleagues urge renewed funding for nonprofit community health clinics
Watertown Daily Times
U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, will join a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers and advocates outside the Capitol today to ask Congress to fund Federally Qualified Health Centers — nonprofit community clinics that saw their funding expire last September.
Northwell Health has new in-system method of tracking flu
Data analysts and doctors at Northwell Health have created what they call a “flu dashboard” — a high-tech method of tracking people with influenza admitted to the system’s hospitals or treated in its emergency rooms.
Editorial: No easy cure for opioids
Albany Times Union
Some prosecutors and lawmakers look to more stringent laws to deal with an opioid epidemic.