In 2012, CTAAB reviewed and made recommendations to the local health plans regarding seven applications; a listing of these applications can be found in this report. A review of robotic surgery systems in the Central Finger Lakes, where three hospitals submitted applications for these systems, was particularly challenging. CTAAB encouraged the applicants to work together to bring a robot to the region without duplicating services unnecessarily. A joint application from Clifton Springs Hospital and Rochester General Health System/Newark-Wayne Community Hospital was found to best meet the objective of fostering collaboration among hospitals.
Read the entire report here.