Issue 6, August 25, 2021
America faces daunting and complex healthcare challenges that include and go beyond the current pandemic. In myriad ways, innovative healthcare companies are developing solutions to improve access to care, battle disease, strengthen population health, and meet the needs of underserved communities. This newsletter will offer examples of Healthcare Leadership Council members answering the call.
Financial Times Live:
The Future of American Healthcare
This digital conference will discuss where American healthcare is going in terms of legislation, innovation and investment. FT journalists, policymakers and business leaders will consider the challenges and opportunities that come with the rise of remote care, the evolution of hospitals, the growth of partnerships and much more in a series of insightful panel discussions and keynote interviews.
September 14, 2021
09:00 - 18:10 EDT
Medicare Today Town Hall
September 15, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET
Discussion of the results of the annual Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit senior satisfaction survey.
Mount Sinai Creates Mobile App to Strengthen Care for Heart Attack Patients
Mount Sinai Health System has designed a first-of-its-kind mobile application designed to expedite and enhance care for patients with heart attacks. The app improves communication among doctors, nurses, and the clinical command center so that patients can get more rapid care to improve outcomes.
The app, call "STEMIcathAID" targets patients with a complete blockage of a major heart artery. When a patient arrives at the emergency room and is suspected of having an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the physician opens the app and taps a "raise alarm" button. This links all members of an on-call cardiac catheterization team, who can log in and communicate through a HIPAA-compliant chat or video call. As the patient is moved, the cath lab team can track progress through the app while preparing the room and equipment for the emergency procedure. Without the app, in a situation in which every second matters, communication would involve multiple phone calls and the EKG taken in a Queens emergency room could not be ready by a cardiologist at Mount Sinai in Manhattan.
Matthew Bai, M.D., Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Queens said, "These cases typically would require multiple phone calls to coordinate between the emergency room, cardiology, EMS, and the transfer services. The app has the potential to increase efficiency and reduce the time it takes to get to the cath lab for improved patient care."
Bristol Myers Squibb Launches Initiative to Increase Diversity in Biopharma Industry
In an initiative designed to build a more diverse talent pipeline, Bristol Myers Squibb has announced a multimillion dollar collaboration with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - called Tomorrow's Innovators, which intends to attract top HBCU-affiliated talent to the biopharma industry over the next five years.
Under the program, Bristol Myers Squibb and the HBCUs intend to design and host career-focused workshops, develop a two-way exchange program with commercial leaders and faculty members to facilitate research development opportunities, and create custom biopharma curricula.
Chris Boerner, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercialization Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb said, "While there is still more to do in addressing racial and societal equity, programs like Tomorrow's Innovators provide a critical opportunity to reach diverse talent sooner and cultivate a richer talent pipeline within our industry. When diversity is celebrated and inclusion is intentional, everyone benefits, especially our patients.