Life Expectancy Drops in the US

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Life expectancy in the United States has fallen for the second year in a row due in large part to a combination of drug and alcohol use and suicides. A report from the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal, shows that life expectancy is 1.5 years lower than other counties in the Organization […]

Care Compass Network Welcomes New Partners

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Care Compass Network is continuing to grow and involve new partner organizations in our PPS’ work through the Delivery  System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. We are pleased to welcome The ARC of Schuyler and Synergy Athletics to join our growing group of partner organizations as we collectively work towards a common goal; transforming health care. […]

Dr. Patricia Bomba Speaks with Area Health System Leaders About the Value of eMOLST

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This past month Ithaca College’s Gerontology Institute and Care Compass Network hosted a full-day event focused on the significance and use of eMOLST when documenting patients’ end-of-life preferences as medical orders. Care Compass Network invited nationally recognized palliative care and end-of-life expert, Dr. Patricia Bomba Vice President and Medical Director of Geriatrics with Excellus BlueCross […]

Improving Engagement and Communication

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A new style of team-based patient communication, the warm handoff, is being implemented in clinical and non-clinical settings. This strategy, used when a patient is transferred between members of the care team keeps the patient involved in their own care. Many benefits are being seen both for the patient, the providers, and the community organizations. […]

Care Compass Network’s March eNewsletter

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Our March eNewsletter is now available. Read about Care Compass news and updates, DSRIP projects, upcoming events, employment opportunities, as well as updates on NYS Department of Health as it relates to DSRIP. Click here to view the March eNewsletter.

Partners Achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition

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Partner organizations throughout Care Compass Network’s (CCN) nine-county region have been working toward becoming PCMH 2014 Level 3 recognized, transforming their primary care sites to fit the certification requirements put forth by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). According to a report by the New York State Department of Health that was released in […]

Governor Cuomo Announces $10 million in Funding to Support the Expansion of 84 New Detox Beds in Underserved Across Across NYS

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Governor Cuomo awards $10 million in capital funding to five providers across New York State for the development of 84 new community-based Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services beds. The detox programs will provide around-the-clock care to people who are under the influence of alcohol, opioids, or other substances, or suffering from withdrawal, and help […]