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Perspectives Podcast: Hospital Cybersecurity

GNYHA’s Perspectives podcast takes a deep dive into hospital operations with interviews with key hospital executives. Each miniseries examines their perspectives while discussing various topics. Ep. 1 – Cybersecurity as DNA – Kristopher Kusche Kris Kusche, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Albany Medical Center, discusses weaving cybersecurity into a health care organization…

October 22, 2020
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GNYHA COVID-19 Resources and Supports, Critical Wave II Preparedness Efforts

With COVID-19 cases increasing in and around New York City, GNYHA would like to share available resources, staff contact information when support is needed, and current progress on critical efforts. COVID-19 Information on the GNYHA Website Our website features a robust COVID-19 section where you can find the latest on legal and regulatory matters, guidance…

October 21, 2020
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Reminders Regarding Supply Chain Resource Request Process

While GNYHA member hospitals are in a much better position with personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies than in early 2020, supply constraints and issues continue to exist. Members should contact GNYHA supply chain leads Glenn Wexler and Courtney Zyla with any questions. For facilities outside of New York City, the resource request process remains…

October 27, 2020
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Civil Unrest and Security Resources in Advance of Election Day

With Election Day one week away, some GNYHA members have expressed concerns about civil unrest on November 3 or the days that follow. In response, GNYHA is sharing several planning resources. Hospitals are also encouraged to contact their local police precinct or department to review safety and security plans. Information for New York City Facilities…

October 27, 2020
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility…

October 27, 2020
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ECFMG Certification Pathways Expanded; More IMGs May Be Eligible for 2021 Match

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) recently expanded the eligibility requirements for international medical graduates (IMGs) pursuing ECFMG certification through the pathway process. The ECFMG developed the pathway process in response to the continued suspension of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills assessment, a component of the USMLE…

October 26, 2020
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Daily Morgue Census Report

The NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s Daily Morgue Census Report reflects the information from the previous day including decedent counts, morgue capacity, total numbers of claimed and unclaimed cases, and other key indicators, providing a citywide picture of in-hospital decedent volume and morgue capacity. Please note, the report only reflects information from hospital’s that completed…

October 26, 2020
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COVID-19 Legislation State of Play

Discussions between Congressional leadership and White House representatives around a COVID-19 relief package are ongoing. Passing a relief package within the next several months remains a top priority for Congress. White House officials and Congressional leadership—who initially were expected to agree on legislation by the end of July—delayed negotiations for several months to date. GNYHA…

October 26, 2020
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Ongoing Graduate Medical Education Advocacy

GNYHA has long advocated for increasing outdated caps on Medicare-reimbursed physician residency slots. These caps have created a bottleneck for medical school graduates and have contributed to the nation’s worsening physician shortage. GNYHA and our allies have been working throughout the 116th Congress to gain support for proposals to address this issue such as the…

October 26, 2020
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