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New center for innovation at Upstate

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBARobert Corona, DO, discusses the new innovation center at Upstate — Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery) — designed to transform innovative ideas into useful, tangible ways to improve the human condition and the delivery of health care. Corona leads the center in the newly created position of vice president for Innovation and Business Development, and continues as professor and chair of Upstate’s Pathology Department.  To discuss your innovative idea or to discuss business partnership opportunities, contact Corona at coronar@upstate.edu or Kathy Pazaras at 315-464-9288.

Read the story: Upstate MIND is focused on innovation


‘Expert Advice’: Your personal health information

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital chief medical information officer Neal Seidberg, MD, talks about a new era of technology where people are using wearable devices such as Fitbit™ to track daily activities and calories burned.  Seidberg says this type of personal information, if desired, may some day be shared directly with your healthcare provider’s electronic medical records.

Upstate’s electronic medical records system, called MyChart, is a secure, password protected account accessible exclusively to the patient, that allows them to securely access test results, request prescripton renewals, view recent clinic visits and request appointments.  For more information, visit mychart.upstate.edu, FAQ’s or call our MyChart Patient Support Line at 1-800-231-6899.  Read the “What’s Up At Upstate” blog: Why electronic medical records are good for patients


How technology will change health care delivery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Kent Bottles, MDDr. Kent Bottles is a physician executive who has held leadership positions in academia, biotechnology and community health systems, and shares some ideas about what the future holds for medicine.  Encore presentation from February 2011. 


What Upstate’s new electronic medical records means for patients

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Upstate University Hospital chief medical information officer Neal Seidberg MD, explains what Upstate’s new electronic medical records system called MyChart means for patients. MyChart is a secure, password protected account accessible exclusively to the patient, that allows you to securely access your test results, request prescripton renewals, view your recent clinic visits and request appointments.  For more information, visit mychart.upstate.edu, FAQ’s or call our MyChart Patient Support Line at 1-800-231-6899.  Read the “What’s Up At Upstate” blog: Why electronic medical records are good for patients


Pinpointing prostate cancer

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Vourganti, SrinivasUpstate urologic oncologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD talks about prostate cancer, and shares a new diagnostic procedure at Upstate to pinpoint prostate cancer.  The technique fuses pre-biopsy magnetic resonance images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images to diagnose exactly where tumors are located within the prostate gland.  For more information, call 315 464-6117.


An overview of adaptive physical education

Friday, October 11th, 2013

James Rimmer, PhDJames Rimmer, PhD, the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, was the keynote speaker for a recent conference on adaptive physical education. He shares a broad overview of where we are nationally with adaptive physical education in terms of policy and practice. Dr. Rimmer also directs the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. For more information, call 1-800-900-8086.


What you should know about genetic testing

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Bonnie BraddockUpstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling.  Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.

 


Excellus grant to pay for EKG machines for Central New York rescue squads

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Jay ScottArthur Vercillo MDJay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York.  The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.

Read the story: Ambulances get new life-saving equipment


Upstate medical graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Dr. Patrick Basile describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile, who is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on campus to address the Upstate medical community.

 


Beware of health information on the Internet

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Aakash Aggarwal MBBSDr. Aakash Aggarwal warns that not all health information you read or watch on YouTube is credible, based upon a study he conducted of 300 YouTube videos on gallstones, and found that only 64 percent contained credible advice.

 


9/2/12 Upstate unveils new mobile web app

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Darcy DibiaseUpstate’s Darcy DiBiase and software developer Eric Hinman unveil a new mobile web application, better known as “the Upstate App!”. The app serves as an extension of Upstate’s website by bringing information about their programs and services, and so much more, to the public on the go.

For more information, or to download the app, go to www.Upstate.edu/app


2/5/12 Upstate unveils its new ‘Find a Doc’ feature on website

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

John B McCabe, MD, FACEP Lynn Shepard Scott Dr. John McCabe, Upstate University Hospital CEO, and Lynn Shepard Scott, a hospital administrator, discuss the new ‘Find a Doc’ feature now available on Upstate’s website.

To try it out, go to University Hospital’s home page at www.upstate.edu/hospital and click on ‘find a doctor’ on the left side of the page.