MDLand Attends SOMOS's First Annual Conference
June 11, 2019
New York, NY --- The health care delivery system in the United States has long been described as a “cottage industry”, with fragmentation at the national, state, community, and practice levels contributing to the poor overall performance of the U.S. health care system. Reforming health care payment and delivery and expanding coverage are not only complementary, but each is critical to achieving the other.
With that, SOMOS hosted their first annual conference titled, Neighborhood Based Primary Care: An Innovative Organizing Principle for Healthcare Delivery in partner with New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez and New York City Department of Health, Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, and former New York Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson, along with other key community leaders. Where, MDLand joined local public health, community health, and delivery system partners and providers in the various hosted sessions, panels, and activities to discuss models for a more effective integration of social and health systems to address social determinants of health.
MDLand International, delivering one of the major EHR platforms in NYC is a leading health information technology company providing cloud-based certified electronic health records, practice management systems, clinical connectivity and integration, and population health platform to practices and healthcare organizations. MDLand joined hundreds of diverse doctors who serve over 700,000 patients through Governor Cuomo’s DSRIP initiative in attendance to map out a long-term strategy to address severe health disparities and cultural barriers to care, in efforts to improve New York’s healthcare delivery system, to increase care and drive down costs through improved connections to care and healthcare record sharing.
Dr. Hanbin Zheng, Dr. Henry Chen, Dr. David Zhang, Dr. Denisse Nunez, Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Dr. George Hall and Dr. Juan Tapia at SOMOS’s First Annual Conference
GO Team MDLand at SOMOS's First Annual Conference in support of community providers to participate in NYS DSRIP program and other value-based innovative initiatives
SOMOS’s First Annual Conference outlined operational best practices and mapped a long-term policy agenda to address health care disparities in New York’s Immigrant Neighborhoods, with a concentration on Latinx, Chinese Communities, to enhance the connection between patients and providers. As Dr. Ramon Tallaj, SOMOS Founder and Chairman, and a practicing physician with practices in Upper Manhattan who is an immigrant himself from the Dominican Republic, said “As physicians on the frontlines serving over 700,000 Medicaid beneficiaries, including over 500,000 in the Latinx community, we have seen firsthand the impact of the DSRIP initiative, helping make significant strides to improving New York’s healthcare delivery system, increasing care and driving down costs through improved connections to care and healthcare record sharing. However, the work is far from finished”. And as Dr. Henry Chen, President of SOMOS, a physician with practices in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and a Chinese immigrant himself noted, “We want to build on our progress to strengthen our communities which, too often, are isolated from advancements in healthcare…”