Issue Date :: September 10, 2020
Major Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for Regional Healthcare Industry
Members of the WCA's Healthcare Consortium, comprised of representatives of world-class healthcare providers, gathered virtually yesterday to share insights and perspectives on the current healthcare environment in our region. 
Key meeting takeaways include:

  • COVID-19 positive test rates in our region have been reduced dramatically to low single digits and providers are taking great care to ensure safe environments for routine care and treatments for chronic conditions. Individuals should get their flu shots and not delay screenings or treatments.
  • Many providers continue to struggle to get reimbursement from the public and private insurance payers for their services including for equipment used throughout the pandemic. 
  • There are significant challenges related to training and recruiting healthcare talent amidst the limitations of in-person learning, including in clinical settings. 
  • WCA's efforts in federal and state advocacy will be vital to advancing critical issues that will ensure the long-term strength of our regional healthcare system
Streaming Live at 3:30 PM Today!
Public/Private Partnerships Accelerating Our Economic Recovery
Join Luiz Aragon, development commissioner for the City of New Rochelle, David Garten, senior vice president of environmental, social, governance, and infrastructure at RXR Realty, Deborah Novick, director of entrepreneurship and innovation for Westchester County, and Peter Katz, of Westfair Communications, for a live video chat today 3:30 p.m. Click here for links.
WCA Training Opportunity:
Healthcare Analytics Course starts September 22. Registration now open
The course is designed for healthcare managers of all levels. Participants who complete the course will also be eligible to take a nationally recognized credential through the National Institutes of Health.
Beginning on September 22, the WCA is offering a 5-week Healthcare Analytics course.This course is updated to address pandemic responses and population health initiatives. It will focus on the rich clinical and business sources of ‘Big Data’ available in the healthcare industry. Participants will learn the value of using data to make informed business decisions in the areas of operations management, planning, and strategic initiatives. For information, contact Amy Allen.
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Power of Partnership Series Launch
HSBC & Mastercard formed a "Power of Partnership" webinar series, connecting industries, expertise and networks from East to West. Join the first session as they discuss insights on the acceleration and market opportunities around urban tech and digital economies. Click to read more
NYMC Unveils Community Food Pantry
Donate what you can, take what you need, is the idea behind the New York Medical College's free community food pantry, located outside of the Alumni House at 20 Sunshine Cottage Road. The micro pantry will be stocked with non-perishable food items and other items donated by the NYMC community. Read more here
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