Paramedicine: Creating a first line of access and follow-up in our communities

By: Kathryn Ruscitto, Advisor Definition: “Community paramedicine is a relatively new and evolving healthcare model. It allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to operate in expanded roles by assisting with public health and primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved populations in the community.” Rural Health Information Hub Recently I wrote about new models … Read more

Velocity Clinical Research Syracuse Our focus on Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Robert C. Cupelo, MD, Principal Investigator Estimated to currently affect over 6.2 million Americans and expected to increase as the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness, not only for patients, but also for their family and caregivers. In addition, the condition disproportionately affects underserved medical communities, including low-income populations and people of color, … Read more

Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) is the First in the U.S. to Implement Abbott’s Newest & Most Advanced Laboratory Technology

Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) is the first institution in the United States to integrate Abbott’s Alinity h‐series into the ACH Core Laboratory. This cutting‐edge hematology automation system is set to transform the capabilities of the Auburn Laboratory. The new system will facilitate the seamless measurement of complete blood counts, a crucial healthcare test widely ordered … Read more

When to Report a Potential Medical Malpractice Claim: Protecting Yourself and Your Practice

by Jenn Negley Peace of mind is paramount for healthcare providers. However, some physicians hesitate to report potential medical malpractice claims to their insurance carriers for fear of jeopardizing their coverage. This article aims to clarify the importance of timely reporting and dispel common misconceptions. Understanding “Claims-Made” and “Occurrence” Policies and Incident Triggers With a … Read more