A beneath-the-surface solution

Her own experience in the operating room convinced surgeon Paula Doyle of the need for a tool that would allow doctors to see what is under the surface of body tissue. The firm she co-founded, EndoGlow, has developed a product to do just that.

EDI’s promise and challenges

The Empire Discovery Institute aims to boost Western New York’s reputation as a hub for life science research and innovation. To do so, however, it must raise more money and clear other hurdles.

What the opioid overdose numbers tell us

A new RIT study of 2018 opioid overdoses in Monroe County details the scope—and deadliness—of this public health crisis. Opioid fatalities surpass deaths from many types of common cancers, and even car accidents.

A supply-side catastrophe

The behavior alleged in the recent civil and criminal actions brought against Rochester Drug Co-operative and other opioid distributors and manufacturers is reprehensible. But they are not the only ones responsible for the explosive, deadly growth in the supply of the addictive drugs.

Building a network

Physician organizations at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Syracuse’s St. Joseph’s Health have formed Concordia, an alliance to pursue value-based care. Will it be able to amplify the cost-saving and health benefits, that this approach aims to bring, to individual members?

A Medicaid reform side effect

The unreimbursed burden of new paperwork for therapists has led to long waiting lists for children needing speech, occupational or physical therapy.