Health Care Perils Will Be Discussed At Pace University Conference June 15

Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a conference on “Health Care Perils to Patients and Communities” on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is $60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a conference on “Health Care Perils to Patients and Communities” on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is $60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Serious questions have arisen about patient safety due to medical errors, nursing shortages and emergency room crowding and diversions. On a community-wide basis, our public health system is increasingly challenged by issues varying from safe food, blood supply, water and air, to potential threats of bioterrorism. Of overriding concern is the ability of our hospitals to rise to these challenges.

Taking part in the program will be a panel of experts, in a format of individual presentations, panel discussion and audience Q&A. Howard Berliner, Sc.D., Professor of Health Services Management and Policy at the New School for Social Research, will address personal safety of care issues such as medical errors and the critical nursing shortage, and why we have these problems. Joshua Lipsman, M.D., Westchester County Commissioner of Health, will address the emerging public health threats and our system of readiness to deal with community-wide threats. Arthur Weintraub, president of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association, will examine the continued ability of our hospital system to respond to these serious concerns. Serving as moderator will be Prof. Bernard M. Weinstein, director of the Center for Health Policy Education and Research.

The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the New York Society for Health Planning.

The Center for Health Policy Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University, and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.

The Dyson College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences, and guides the general education of all Pace University undergraduate students. The College’s teaching philosophy stresses a combination of classroom instruction, technology, practical experience and community service.

Pace University Conference to Address the Future of Medicare, June 11

Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and
Research will present a conference on “Medicare: What’s Likely to Happen,
and to Whom” on Friday, June 11 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Lubin
Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is
$60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and
Research will present a conference on “Medicare: What’s Likely to Happen,
and to Whom” on Friday, June 11 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Lubin
Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is
$60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Conference speakers will include Diane Archer, executive director of the Medicare
Rights Center in New York; Howard S. Berliner, chair of Health Services Management
and Policy at the New School for Social Research; Alison E. Greene, regional
director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; and Arthur E. Weintraub,
president of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association. Professor Bernard M.
Weinstein, director of Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and
Research, will serve as moderator for the program. The conference is co-sponsored
with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the New York Society for
Health Planning.

The Center for Health Policy Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson
College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Public Administration in order to advance
health care policy education and research activities at Pace University, and to assist
health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the
community.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City, and
Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate
degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business,
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law,
Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Dyson College Conference to Focus on Impact of New York Health Care Reform Act on Health Facilities, Dec. 11

Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research
will present a conference titled “The New York Health Care Reform Act: Its Impact? Its
Future?” on Friday, December 11 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., at the Lubin Graduate Center,
1 Martine Avenue, White Plains. The cost of the program is $50. For more information
or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research
will present a conference titled “The New York Health Care Reform Act: Its Impact? Its
Future?” on Friday, December 11 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., at the Lubin Graduate Center,
1 Martine Avenue, White Plains. The cost of the program is $50. For more information
or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

The New York Health Care Reform Act (NYHCRA) went into effect in January 1997, replacing
the New York Prospective Hospital Reimbursement Methodology (NYPHRM). The intent of NYHCRA
was to move New York’s health care industry toward a more competitive, market-driven system
of negotiated rates by making fundamental changes in the reimbursement regulations; a revolution,
it was predicted, in health care financing.

Now, nearly two years after its enactment, it is time to examine the impact of NYHCRA on the
health care industry. How has NYHCRA affected the operations of hospitals and managed care
organizations? Have the objectives of New York state been achieved? What does the future hold?
How does the business community view the impact?

These questions will be examined by a panel of experts representing hospitals, managed care, state
government and business, in a format of individual presentations, panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Speakers include Deborah Konopko, first assistant counsel to the governor; Mark Van Guysling, assistant
director, Division of Health Care Financing, NYS Department of Health; Arthur E. Weintraub, president,
Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association; Kathryn Allen, immediate past president, HMO Council and
Conference of New York; and Elliott Shaw, director of government affairs, NYS Business Council. Serving
as moderator will be Prof. Bernard M. Weinstein, director of the Center for Health Policy Education and Research.

The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the New York Society
for Health Planning.

The Center for Health Policy Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’
Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at
Pace University, and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City, and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000
students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School
of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of
Nursing and the World Trade Institute.