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A new autism registry is planned for Rhode Island, one of the first statewide registries to be put together, according to sources at Lifespan. The effort will be funded by a soon-to-be-announced grant of more than $1 million from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, known as SFARI. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee attended an unveiling for the newest mural in Providence, located at Rhode Island Hospital. The seascape, created by Public Art Works artists Kenn Speiser, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Merle Mainelli Poulton, was commissioned to celebrate the hospital’s 150th anniversary. more
After more than five years in receivership and more than $4.1 million spent to support the efforts of Special Master Jonathan N. Savage to keep Landmark Medical Center financially afloat, state regulators are scheduled to reach a decision on Oct. 28 on the bid by Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif., to buy the struggling hospital. more
The Business Workforce Center at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will host an event next week to hire up to 75 customer service representatives for the state’s new health care exchange, the department announced Friday. more
FALL RIVER – A New Bedford physician pleaded guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to 15 of his patients and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Rhode Island took the first step in its goal to make health-insurance costs and services more transparent with the Aug. 20 release of data on plans that will be offered through the state’s new insurance marketplace, HealthSourceRI. more
CHICAGO – Fitch Ratings said last week that it has affirmed an ‘A+’ rating for a $21.2 million fixed-rate revenue bond issued by the R.I. Health and Educational Building Corporation on behalf of Newport Health Care Corp., the parent company of Newport Hospital. The rating outlook is stable. more
Demand for Edesia Inc. products – ready-to-use therapeutic food and ready-to use supplemental food for malnourished children – keeps surging, says founder and CEO Navyn Salem. more
EpiVax Inc., a biotech firm in Providence’s Knowledge District, is an innovator in the field of computational immunology, which involves feeding data into computers that apply mathematical approaches to ultimately develop vaccines and defeat disease. more
In the dry language of the health care bureaucracy, core clients of the innovative Living Rite program are called “dual eligibles.” They are the neediest patients, battling chronic diseases or disabilities, supported by both Medicare and Medicaid. The Living Rite program’s goal is to provide comprehensive and preventive health care to its long-term care clients. This can include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or with chronic illnesses. These people are among the most costly to the health care system. more
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