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Mount Sinai, NY, United States

In July 2012, The Mount Sinai Medical Center was selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to join the first cohort of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in this country under its Medicare Shared Savings Program. A critical component of an ACO is care coordination of patients, which is a complex concept, intertwined with other concepts related to quality, delivery and organization of health care. This article provides an overview of the development, structure and functionality of Mount Sinai Care, the ACO of The Mount Sinai Health System, and how it was the beginning of its work in population health management. It describes the important role of social work leadership in the development and operation of its care coordination model. The model’s successes and challenges and recommendations for future development of care coordination and population health management are outlined. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

Mirensky T.L.,The Mount Sinai Hospital
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America | Year: 2016

Bariatric surgery provides a clinically effective and cost-effective means of achieving sustained weight reduction and management of associated comorbidities and has been met with increasing enthusiasm for application in obese youth. Following trends seen among obese adults, carefully selected obese youth are now undergoing bariatric surgical procedures with excellent short-term and intermediate-term outcomes. Although long-term data are not yet available, the results thus far hold great promise in the management of this population. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. Source

Neurotrope Bioscience and The Mount Sinai Hospital | Date: 2015-04-14

Treating subjects having a lipid storage disorder with a composition comprising a PKC activator, such as bryostatins, bryologs, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

News Article | September 12, 2016
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NewsThe protein plays a critical role in the transmission of signals in the cell determining whether cells grow, divide, or die.Contributed Author: The Mount Sinai Hospital Topics: Life Sciences

Hanna M.G.,The Mount Sinai Hospital | Pantanowitz L.,University of Pittsburgh
Surgical Pathology Clinics | Year: 2015

Bar coding and specimen tracking are intricately linked to pathology workflow and efficiency. In the pathology laboratory, bar coding facilitates many laboratory practices, including specimen tracking, automation, and quality management. Data obtained from bar coding can be used to identify, locate, standardize, and audit specimens to achieve maximal laboratory efficiency and patient safety. Variables that need to be considered when implementing and maintaining a bar coding and tracking system include assets to be labeled, bar code symbologies, hardware, software, workflow, and laboratory and information technology infrastructure as well as interoperability with the laboratory information system. This article addresses these issues, primarily focusing on surgical pathology. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. Source

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