BMCC Explores Future of Health Care Technology at Health Tech New York Conference on January 12
December 8, 2004
Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York, the region’s leading community college for healthcare education, announced today that it will host a one-day conference that will explore how rapidly evolving technologies will shape the future of healthcare. The conference, called Health Tech New York, will be held on BMCC’s lower Manhattan campus on January 12, 2004. BMCC’s efforts will be supported by several public and private industry partners.
Health Tech New York is designed to serve the needs of senior healthcare executives, middle mangers and direct caregivers, including physicians, nurses and allied health workers. Nursing, computer science students and others interested in careers in health technology will also be in attendance.
In making the announcement, BMCC president Dr. Antonio Peréz, an officer and board member of North General Hospital and director of The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, noted that the healthcare industry is under enormous pressure to reduce medical errors while improving the quality of care. Technology, especially the universal adoption of electronic medical records, is viewed by many as being critical to that effort. “An estimated 98,000 patients die in our hospitals every year because of medical errors”, said Dr. Perez. “It’s imperative that we learn how to use technology to protect those who come under our care. This conference will help us get a better understanding of what technology will be available and what has to be done to educate and train workers for the new workplace.”
Besides BMCC, Health Tech New York is sponsored by The Greater New York Hospital Association, The Medical Society of the State of New York, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Center, The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, 1199 SEIU/League Job Security Program, The New York Software Industry Association, Montefiore Medical Center, CPI Directions Inc and The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. The conference is funded in part by The City University of New York’s Workforce Development Initiative.
Those interested in registering can do so on the conference website, www.healthtechny.org. Those interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor should call Donna Clayburn at 212.220.2369.