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Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week.


Binghamton University Alumni Combat Homelessness By Building Résumés, ConfidenceBinghamton SOM

Binghamton SOM’s blog recently profiled Lazarus Rising, an emerging nonprofit led by alumnus CEO Danny Graziosi (’17, MBA ’18). Graziosi’s mission is to empower homeless individuals to “navigate the twists and turns of the modern-day job hunt.”

He writes, “There are so many misconceptions about homeless people. A lot of them are people who have fallen on hard times. Maybe they went through a divorce or they lost everything during the recession or they were sick.”

When he first got involved with the organization, Graziosi realized that the participants had a lot more work experience than people may assume.

“An important part of what we do is show our participants that they have value and that they can contribute that to society, giving them confidence in their abilities.”

According to the article, college-age and young professional volunteers work with individuals at homeless shelters to help “build résumés, holding mock interviews and walking them through the job-application process.”

Lazarus Rising, founded by Binghamton MBA alum Danny Graziosi, helps the homeless navigate the difficult task of getting back into the labor force / Photo via binghamton.edu

Visit Lazarus Rising’s website for more information and read the full article here.

Patients, Doctors Dissatisfied by Electronic Health RecordsLehigh College of Business & Economics Blog

In contrast to a recent Mendoza College of Business study, new Lehigh University College of Business and Economics research uncovered very different conclusions after surveying how the “integration of outpatient and hospital Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems affected provider and patient satisfaction” at ob-gyn practices as part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers discovered that the implementation of EHRs were seen as disruptive and frustrating across the board to physicians, staff, and patients.

Coauthor and Lehigh Professor of Economics Chad Meyerhoefer writes, “It was more of an adjustment for physicians, as it required them to do additional documentation they didn’t have to do before, and it had a bigger impact on their workflow.”

“Our thought was after the system was implemented and some time had passed and all these new capabilities are added to the system, the patients would see the benefits of that and feel better about their visits. But that didn’t happen.”

Meyerhoefer explains the major takeaway:

“During these implementations or after you have the system in place, you have to really think about how this is going to affect patients and maybe do training on patient interactions with electronic medical records to head off some of these negative effects.”

You can read the full article here.

Director of the Business Leadership Center Receives the Leo Zatta Award from Team WalkerStillman School of Business

The Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business announced that Buccino Center for Leadership Development Director Michael Reuter will receive Team Walker’s Leo Zatta Award this October.

According to the school, the mission of Team Walker is to “improve the quality of life for the children of Jersey City [via] after-school and summer programs that teach sports, academics and life skills.”

Team Walker President and CEO and former Seton Hall University basketball star Jerry Walker (’03) writes, “I have known Michael for ten years, and he is a truly kind and caring man. He goes beyond the call of duty in his service to Team Walker, and I appreciate the work he and his students have done for us.”

“It is because of him and his team that Team Walker secured an essential grant through the Department of Education. That money helps us to continue in the pursuit of improving the lives of Jersey City children.”

Reuter writes, “This award is evidence of the hard work and dedication of all those who are a part of the Buccino Center.”

Read the full article here.

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