POUGHKEEPSIE – Higher education and health care are considered two of the anchor institutions in the Hudson Valley and how they interact was the topic of a Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation “power panel” discussion at Marist College in Poughkeepsie on Thursday.
The panel of health care institution leaders talked of forging new collaborations and alliances between education and health care.
HVEDC President Laurence Gottlieb said there is an important economic development merger of the two.
“It is amazing how technology has improved outcomes, has cut some costs and will continue to do that but in many respects, especially the hospital presidents spoke about just the sheer dollar amount in investment in keeping up with IT; you are talking $20-, $30-, $40 million expenditures,” Gottlieb said.
Participating in the discussion were the leaders of Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Westmed Practice Partners, dean of the Marist School of Science, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Health Quest and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.