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Rhode Island is filled with brilliant, creative people, the ones who make a difference. Featured on Page 1 of this week’s edition is Sean C. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. more
To the Editor: As CEO of PACE Organization of Rhode Island – the only fully integrated, Medicare- and Medicaid-funded health plan in the state, I feel a strong affinity for the work being done at the Executive Office of Health & Human Services with respect to the Integrated Care Initiative. We founded PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) in 2005 in response to a growing need among the state’s aging population – many of whom had a strong desire to remain at home in their communities despite having complex health care needs. more
Hospitals are busily merging with other hospitals and buying up groups of doctors. They claim that size brings efficiency and the opportunity to deliver more “value-based” care – and fewer unnecessary services. They argue that they have to get bigger to cut waste. What’s the evidence that bigger hospitals offer better value? Not a lot. more
Woonsocket native Mark Braden remembers being a 130-pound “string bean” in high school when he signed up with the Rhode Island National Guard. Now, at 41, he’s 6 feet tall, bulked up to 225 pounds and before retiring served a total of 22 years in the military. more
To the Editor: This shouldn’t surprise anyone (“United’s marketplace may be first to challenge HealthSource RI,” Feb. 5, 2014, PBN.com). Fragmenting the market by opening competing exchanges will defeat the group purchasing power of HealthSource RI, preventing it from driving real reform through the system. more
Dr. James F. Padbury, pediatrician-in-chief and chief of neonatal/perinatal medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Oh-Zopfi professor of pediatrics and perinatal research at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the March of Dimes to study preterm birth. more
Florida-based Laser Spine Institute employs 500 people in five states and draws a majority of its customers, or patients, from out of state. That helps both the company’s bottom line and that of local hotels, eateries and other related businesses. more
When a fetal heartbeat pattern becomes irregular during labor, many practitioners give oxygen to the mother. But questions remain whether this oxygen supplementation benefits the fetus or may actually be potentially harmful, according to Warren Alpert team. more
With the goal of enhancing care for people affected by substance use disorders and mental illness, The Providence Center and Codac have entered into an affiliation agreement and will develop ways to integrate and strengthen services. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive $213,126 as its share of a multistate and federal settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Endo Health Solutions. more
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