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Apollo Safety Inc. said it formed a healthcare division to address growing demand from hospitals and other medical facilities for its gas detection and monitoring services. more
Medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island talks about the goals of the insurance provider’s statewide screening outreach effort. more
The Miriam Hospital, which operates the state’s busiest joint replacement surgery program, said its Total Joint Center received the highest level of certification from the Joint Commission for its hip and knee replacement surgeries. more
Hospice, the palliative and holistic care of patients diagnosed by a doctor to be in their last six months of life, has come a long way in Rhode Island since its local start in 1976. more
Nonprofit fundraising, known as development in the trade, has emerged as a distinct profession only in the past few decades. But even in that relatively short period, career fundraisers have brought standards, ethical codes, best practices, certifications and wide-ranging professional-development programs to the profession. Now, aided by groups like the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a growing number of people are seeking a career in fundraising instead of happening into it. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week awarded nearly $2 million in grants to help train health care providers to improve patient service and reduce costs. The funding will go to 51 organizations across the state, including several in southeastern Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island’s political leaders are eager to point to the “Eds and Meds” sector as a key to the region’s future economic health. Thankfully, the sector is not waiting around for local public support. Exhibit A: MedMates. more
Kris Falcone, left, support manager for ChartWise: Clinical Document Intelligence, and company President and CEO Dr. Jon Elion, at the firm’s South Kingstown office. ChartWise software helps match doctors’ treatment records with the maze of insurance codes medical providers must follow. Used primarily by hospitals, the software improves office efficiency and helps ensure providers are properly reimbursed for care. more
MedMates grew up out of a simple premise: Put enough health-tech industry members in a room together, and innovation will take care of itself. more
Seven Rhode Island physicians are among 4,000 doctors and organizations nationwide who received at least $1 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial set of data released this week. more
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