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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island senior vice president for care integration & management talks about modernizing health to allow more people to receive more health care in their own homes. more
In December 2011, The Westerly Hospital had depleted its endowment and was less than two weeks away from completely running out of money. Founded in 1925 and employing some 800 people, the hospital was and remains an economic cornerstone. Accordingly, Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern placed the hospital under the protection of a court-supervised special mastership, appointing me to that role. My team and I were charged with finding a way for the hospital to remain viable, retain jobs, and continue to actively serve the health care needs of the community. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, it has been rewarding to see the end-result: an economically viable hospital. more
BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will pay $100,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations to settle allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2005, then nonprofit medical dispensaries four years later, it put the state among the forerunners of an increasingly progressive national attitude toward the drug. more
Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later. more
Schoolchildren aren’t exactly gobbling up the healthy lunches they were meant to eat under a national nutrition program, two new studies suggest. more
Lester P. Schindel started Nov. 10 as CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners. The regional health care network operates Roger Williams Medical Center, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, the St. Joseph Services of Rhode Island, Elmhurst Extended Care and a number of affiliated physician and health providers. more
Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, and CVS Health’s CVS/pharmacy unit settled a dispute over a patented technology that lets customers refill prescriptions with mobile-phone scanners. more
Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and CEO at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, is the new chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. more
Steve Miller is waging war on high- priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market. more
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