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In its inaugural Innovation Fellowships last year, The Rhode Island Foundation funded two projects with undeniable commercial potential built around growing retail and arts-centered startups. more
Despite efforts from government and industry to reduce health care spending, Rhode Island health insurers say the cost curve is bending in the wrong direction. more
There are some things that don’t get better simply with time. more
A new type of flu vaccine developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health outperformed existing products in animal tests, possibly paving the way for a new generation of vaccines. more
Traditionally, employers focused on helping employees who were injured at work get back to work early with RTW. Recognizing the value of a healthy workforce, the commonalities of recovering from on and off the job injuries, the efficiencies of coordinating RTW efforts, and the greater risk exposure to discrimination claims when workers are treated differently depending on the reason for their absence, some employers are moving toward integrating occupational and non-occupational cases to reduce absences and lower claims costs. more
Having documented Rhode Island’s projected future need of hospital beds in a report delivered on April 30 to the R.I. General Assembly, the state’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council is laying the groundwork for a statewide plan to help control ever-rising care and insurance costs. more
Over the last 10 years health-insurance companies have stressed the need for preventative health care and wellness programs. Well ahead of the curve in establishing these programs and evaluating their effectiveness are Janice M. Prochaska and her company, Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. of South Kingstown. more
Abbott Valley Veterinary Center owner Joyce Gifford knew at an early age there was only one career path for her. more
When Nancy Ryan Gray was a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University in 1983, she attended a research conference in New Hampshire with a crowd of scientists whose writings she had been studying avidly. The moment changed her life. more
All too often, the focus on health care delivery today is on “our sick-care system” and not on wellness, said Heather Provino, CEO of Provant Health Solutions of East Greenwich. more
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