NEW YORK STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER TO SPEAK AT MEDICAL COLLEGE
VALHALLA, N.Y., April 3, 2013—The New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice will host a keynote presentation by Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., New York State Commissioner of Health. Dr. Shah will present “Building the Healthcare Ecosystem” on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Nevins Auditorium in the Medical Education Center.
Dr. Shah heads one of the nation’s leading public health agencies with a budget of more than $50 billion, and administers the state’s public health insurance programs, which cover 5 million New Yorkers. He oversees regulating hospitals and other health care facilities, as well as research, public health and prevention initiatives. His vision for New York is for every resident to have access to affordable health insurance coverage, high quality care, and early screening and other services to prevent chronic disease and improve overall health.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Shah is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine. He has been a leading researcher in the use of large-scale clinical laboratories and electronic health records to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care. Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized thought leader in patient safety and quality, comparative effectiveness, and the methods needed to transition to lower-cost, patient-centered health care.
“We are eager to have Dr. Shah come to our campus and share his experience and vision on how to ensure the smooth operation, resiliency, and survival of a health care system that is patient-centered, cost effective, and integrates data and evidence into practice,” said Robert W. Amler, M.D., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president, government affairs.
The event is free but pre-registration is required at www.nymc.edu/shsp/nphw/registration.asp.