• State of NY Health

    Presented by: City & State

     Oct 27, 2016

     New York, NY

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Date & Time:
Thursday, October 27th
8:00am - 12:00pm
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

Past Event Features

New York has long been a leader in responding to health care issues, adapting to the evolving health care marketplace and pioneering new medical technologies. City & State will convene leaders in government, public policy and the health care industry to discuss all these topics. This forum will address the opportunity for advancement in New York health care, promoting health tech through government, and the approach to combating infectious diseases and other public health threats. Join over 250-plus health care professionals from across the state, including government officials, public health officials, hospital administrators, investors, health care providers and innovators from both the public and private sectors. If you are in the health care or medical industry in New York, this is a must-attend event. 



8:00 am        Registration & Networking Breakfast Presented by Heritage Provider Network

8:40 am        Introductory Remarks by Mark Wagar, President, Heritage Medical Systems 

8:45 am        Keynote Address by Dr. Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner of Health for New York State

9:15 am         Advancing Care in New York

Health care needs vary in severity, and responsiveness to treatment, resources, and barriers are highly variable.  This panel will address what is being offered now and in the future for New Yorkers of all types. Hear from leaders offering the best ideas to help elderly, disadvantaged, mentally challenged, youth and more who rely on the care to survive.


  • Jon Lentz, Senior Editor, City & State NY (Moderator)
  • Senator Liz Krueger, Committee for Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities 
  • Letitia James, Public Advocate, New York City
  • Dr. Aloysius B. Cuyjet, MD, Medical Director for the Heritage New York IPA
  • Thomas Check, President & CEO, HealthIx, Inc.


10:05 am      Encouraging Health Tech Through Government

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, which is allowing health care facilities to do amazing new things. New York State is capitalizing on these developments to provide better health care and also develop new technologies that will make people’s lives better. We look at the emerging trends in health technology, from improved tracking of medical records, to the development and use of state-of-the-art equipment, and growing incubators that could solve complex problems in the future.


  • Thomas Capone, Executive Director, NYDLA (moderator)
  • Patrick J. Roohan, Director, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
  • Kemp Hannon,  Chairman, State Senate Health Committee 
  • Dan Cerutti, Vice President, IBM's Watson for Healthcare
  • Dr. Hannah Bayer, Chief Scientist, Kavli HUMAN Project, Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making, NYU


10:50 am        Keynote Address by Jackie Cornell, Regional Director, Office of the Secretary- Region II - NY, NJ, PR,VI, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


11:15 am        Confronting New York’s Biggest Public Health Risks 

New York City and New York State are either actively combating or preparing to fight a wide range of public health risks, from the opioid abuse epidemic to the Zika virus. New York is a leader in trying to stem opioid abuse, and is actively exploring new ways to curtail the epidemic. The state was also a model for the nation in its response to Ebola, successfully treating a patient at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. Now, the country is gripped with fear of the Zika virus. What are New York agencies and hospitals doing to help with this fight, and prepare for future diseases, in one of the most diverse cities in the world?


  • Dr. Cheryl Healton, Director of the NYU Global Institute of Public Health & Dean of  the College of Global Public Health (moderator)
  • Richard Gottfried, Chairman, State Assembly Health Committee
  • Dr. Ram Raju, President & CEO, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Dr. Jay K. Varma,  Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, New York City Health Department 


 For more information on programming and speaking opportunities, please contact Lissa Blake at lblake@cityandstateny.com or call 646-517-2741.



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Government and agency staff members are invited to attend. You must register with your .gov email and use the code “CS.GOV16” for complimentary access.

Nonprofits can use the code "CSnonprofitHC" for discounted tickets.

Members of the press are invited to attend. Please contact Jenny Wu at jwu@cityandstateny.com for details.

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