Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.
Whether counting calories, monitoring heart rates, or finding doctors, consumers are using mobile devices to take charge of their health in ways we never dreamed of just a few years ago. New technologies are also transforming clinical settings, with doctors and other healthcare professionals using mobile devices to track, manage, and deliver healthcare. Mobile health is definitely something you should know more about. The Westchester County Association will offer an up-close and in-depth look at the latest in mobile health news at its exciting, upcoming Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester conference on May 8.
At the Westchester County Association’s upcoming conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester, you will have an unparalleled chance to hear nationally-renowned speakers, as well as leaders of Westchester’s fastest growing biotechnology, pharma, and R&D companies highlight exciting breakthroughs and opportunities. All will be revealed during the showcase panel discussion, “Re-imagining Healthcare: Fueling Innovation in Westchester and Beyond,” when speakers discuss the newest therapeutics, research, medical treatments, rehabilitation, and product development.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2014 budget presentation and discussed his plans for economic development at a special event hosted by the Westchester County Association this morning at the Westchester Marriott...
Many Westchester businesses are focused on the upcoming healthcare employer mandate—that is, beginning next year, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to full-time employees and their dependents or be subject to penalties. (This applies to employers with 50 or more full-time employees and will be phased in over two years, depending on employer size). What employers also need to focus on—though it won’t take effect until 2018—is the excise tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The tax applies to what the government considers “high-cost” employer health-benefit plans — for most workers, more than $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 for families. Employers will have to pay 40 cents of tax for every dollar of health-care costs that exceed those amounts.