The Coronavirus Pandemic shook up New York like almost no other health crisis in recent history. City & State’s Virtual Healthy New York Summit will bring together health care decision makers and policy experts from all sectors to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Attendees will gain new insights and perspectives on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care during and post the pandemic.
2020 Virtual Healthy New York Summit
Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Address: Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
One on One with Dave Chokshi, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Jon Lentz, Editor, City & State NY
With an introduction by Todd M. Rogow, President and CEO, Healthix
Special Presentation By Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE, Clinical Lead, Mobile Health & Devices, Google Health
The State of Health Care in New York: Prevention and Protection for All New Yorkers
New York’s health systems and services have been turned upside down this year with COVID 19. The health facilities became overrun and staff overwhelmed, issues with insurance emerged and various health services could barely keep up with the demand. Technology has become a bigger factor in terms of telehealth and telemedicine, electronic processing, shared data, etc. This panel will discuss forward-looking measures that are happening right now such as controlling the spread of the pandemic through tracing, as well as how New York has and will respond to future urgent health crises, best practices for data security, and so much more.
Amanda Eisenberg, Health care reporter, POLITICO New York (moderator)
Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair, Senate Health Committee
Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Committee on Health
Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of Test & Trace Corps, NYC Health + Hospitals
Louise Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Development Corporation
Jeffrey B. Short, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Montefiore Health System
Addressing Health and New York’s Most Vulnerable Populations
Among many other things, the coronavirus has placed substantial mental health burdens on New Yorkers, delays in life saving treatments, many desperately needed children’s services came to a halt, and as we know, the elderly populations were especially hit especially hard. A $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March included $425 million for mental health and substance-use disorder programs, which proves we are on our way to dealing with some issues. But we have also seen that economic status, physical environment, education level and more can impact people’s health. Advances are still needed in New York. Our panelists will address necessary integration of community-based and clinical service structures, and ways of combatting issues that have been brought to light by the pandemic.
Erin Billups, National Health Reporter, Spectrum News (moderator)
Hillary Kunins, Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Senator David Carlucci, Chair, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee
Council Member Mark Levine, Chair, Health Committee
Charlotte Ostman, CEO, The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA)
Bill Baccaglini, President & CEO, The New York Foundling