News and Events
Binghamton University Research Days
April 14, 2016- 11:30-1:30 - University Downtown Center, 1st Floor Atrium
Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence, May 22 & 23
The Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs welcomed participants
from around the country at the Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence.
Conveniently located and affordable, this was the first conference of its kind in
central New York state. Focusing on the specialties of care and case management, the
Summit was a great event for those interested in best practices in a growing field,
providing a transdisciplinary opportunity to engage in valuable discussions and build
your network. The Summit was designed to provide the concepts, networking opportunities
and the up-to-date information needed to practice care and case management in today's
dynamic, evolving environment. | Detailed Info and registration
info can be accessed here. Care Management Summit 2016 is being planned!
Study: Student social workers decrease re-hospitalization rates, save millions
USA TODAY College
Laura Bronstein, College of Community Affairs dean and professor of social work, designed
a study with Shawn Berkowitz, (prior) director of geriatrics at United Health Services
(UHS) and clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, to examine
how student social workers can decrease readmission rates. In the preliminary findings,
eight patients out of 44 (18.2 percent) in the control group were readmitted within
30 days. No patients in the social work intervention group were readmitted, showing
significant improvement. | Read More.
No more revolving door
Binghamton University Magazine
Can social workers reduce hospital readmissions? Binghamton University researchers
from the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and SUNY Upstate Medical University
have teamed with a local hospital to seek new, low-cost ways to keep seniors from
needing readmission while improving their quality of life. | Read More.