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Upstate study examines cost of preauthorizations to physician practices

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Christopher P Morley, PhDA more precise technique to determine non-reimbursed costs of preauthorizations  – also referred to as prior authorizations – to physician practices has been used in a study by researchers from the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University.  Christopher Morley, PhD, vice-chair for research in Family Medicine, will join us to talk about their findings.

Read the study: The impact of prior authorization requirements on primary care physicians’ offices: report of two parallel network studies


What is a hospital systems engineer?

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Enderli FrederiksenMark TorresEnderli Frederiksen and Mark Torres describe their role as hospital systems engineers.  They examine the processes that happen in a hospital – for example what happens when a patient arrives – and determine how to streamline and eliminate redundancies, make jobs easier and more efficient, and improve the patients experience.


The role of Physician Assistants

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Eleanor H Abel, PAUpstate Physician Assistant Eleanor Abel Thomas J Antonini, PAnominated colleague Thomas Antonini for the PA of the Year Award, which he is receiving from the New York State Society of Physician Assistants. They talk about how the profession began, where it is headed, and what the training is like.

Read more about the Physician Assistant Program at Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions.


9/2/12 Upstate will offer doctorate in nursing degree program in the Fall of 2013

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Elvira Szigeti, PhD, RNDr. Elvira Szigeti, dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing, talks about a new degree program that will allow nurses to become PhD doctors, coming in the Fall of 2013.

For more information about the program, or to be placed on the mailing list, email admiss@upstate.edu or call 315-464-4570


7/1/12 Reflections from a pioneering female surgeon

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Patricia Numann, MD Distinguished professor Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS reflects on her career as a pioneering female surgeon, and shares her insights about how medicine has changed since she was in medical school up to today; and what medicine has taught her.  Dr. Numann was also installed as the 92nd president of the American College of Surgeons in October during the opening of its Clinical Congress in San Francisco.

Pioneering woman surgeon to receive honorary degree at Commencement


1/29/12 Training cardiovascular perfusionists

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Bruce SearlesBruce Searles, director of the Cardiovascular Perfusion program in Upstate’s College of Health Professions, will speak about the job of a perfusionist (they operate the heart-lung machine in the operating room) and how his program goes about training them, what sorts of background they have coming into the program and how long the training lasts and whats involved.

Learn more about the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Upstate’s College of Health Professions.