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Old 05-10-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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City hospitals president plans hundreds of worker terminations | New York Post

There maybe more workers laid off after this round. 73 were laid off earlier this year. The workers being laid off are not healthcare workers. Apparently much of this is on the administrative side. I think civil servant agencies are often slow to adapt new technology, but now that the City Hospital has, departments like billing likely can use far fewer workers. Processing medicare, medicaid, and other insurance claims is electronic these days and billing alone likely can use fewer people. The modernization/digitization of medical records 8 years ago also reduces the need for clerical workers. I'm not rejoicing that people are losing their jobs, however in an area with tight resources these jobs are simply redundant and the city needs to spend money on other things and get savings where it can.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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City hospitals president plans hundreds of worker terminations | New York Post

There maybe more workers laid off after this round. 73 were laid off earlier this year. The workers being laid off are not healthcare workers. Apparently much of this is on the administrative side. I think civil servant agencies are often slow to adapt new technology, but now that the City Hospital has, departments like billing likely can use far fewer workers. Processing medicare, medicaid, and other insurance claims is electronic these days and billing alone likely can use fewer people. The modernization/digitization of medical records 8 years ago also reduces the need for clerical workers. I'm not rejoicing that people are losing their jobs, however in an area with tight resources these jobs are simply redundant and the city needs to spend money on other things and get savings where it can.
Automation and less grant money coming from Mr. Trump will only hurt more Civil Administrative aid workers in the knee.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:29 PM
 
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Good start, but more needs to be done.


NYC's municipal hospital/healthcare system is bloated, inefficient, financially insolvent, and needs to be drastically overhauled. More so as the nature of healthcare is changing nationwide as focus turns to less inpatient care as opposed to outpatient and or ambulatory services.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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It's looking like a murder scene out there for us workers who are stuck between blue/pink and white collar jobs. Never say never that your jobs can't just disappear seemingly overnight. We need funding for middle aged people to get retrained in various in demand jobs, but that would never be a priority in our petty society.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:14 PM
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I see the phrase "pink collar" is coming back....I fit in that category
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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I don't think this affects civil service jobs, HHC has got to be the only one, if not one of the few city departments that hire temporary agency workers.

Never say never though, OTB let go of everyone when they fell through the floor.

And these new urgent care clinics popping up all over the place doesn't help one bit.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:27 PM
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I don't think this affects civil service jobs, HHC has got to be the only one, if not one of the few city departments that hire temporary agency workers.

Never say never though, OTB let go of everyone when they fell through the floor.

And these new urgent care clinics popping up all over the place doesn't help one bit.
Urgent care is that new wave
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Automation and less grant money coming from Mr. Trump will only hurt more Civil Administrative aid workers in the knee.





New York's municipal hospital/healthcare system's problems pre-date DT and are only going to worsen.


http://www.modernhealthcare.com/arti...NEWS/170209962


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2862844


Simple fact is New York City's public healthcare system functions as one of "last resort" and or charity care. That is a large portion of the patients are uninsured, under insured, illegal aliens, and or others who cannot or will not pay for hospital care. Anyone else with money or even moderately decent health insurance avoids NYC's public hospitals like the plague. People who live right across from Lincoln, Woodhull, and the rest would rather die than be taken to those hospitals if they have a choice.


All over NYC and indeed NYS hospital systems are shrinking, and the places that have closed are often "last resort/charity" care institutions such as Saint Vincent's, Long Island College, etc.. Meanwhile places that are able to attract a better mix of patients (read those with good to excellent insurance) far much better.


Lenox Hill Hospital was in the same dire fiscal straights when Saint Vincent's was in it's death spiral. North Shore-Long Island Jewish stepped in, bought the place, and turned it around.


Obamacare is actually making matters worse for HHC hospitals as those who formerly lacked insurance but now have coverage are electing to go elsewhere.


As for civil service workers, that is part of the problem in right sizing HHC. Local politicians, community organizers and others all have a vested interest in keeping a "community hospital" open. So closing or even making much needed changes to increase efficacy and so forth are hotly contested. This has been going on for nearly forty years.
Harlem Hospital Is Symbol Of Troubled Public System - The New York Times


Ed Koch closed the only municipal hospital for years (until North General) and people are still moaning about that event.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydenham_Hospital
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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Cutting the fat.

The current system isn't sustainable.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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Cutting the fat.

The current system isn't sustainable.

This lay off gives more room to raise the salaries of the C jobs in the city health care system.
A lot of health care CEOs pocket in over $5 million annually. That is sufficient to support around 100 billers/techs/admins. So with the help of robots, these low level workers are let go and lose their minimal living support. No wonder you see increases in the homeless population everywhere with tech advancement. Is this the right direction for an advanced society to move in?
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