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Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a Web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses. more
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals awarded a contract to establish a Center for Excellence and Advocacy to Fedcap. more
Women & Infants’ WIC Program – the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children offered by the R.I. Department of Health – is participating in Eat Healthy RI 2014, a celebration of health and wellness sponsored by The Picture of Children’s Health. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has announced that it has awarded The Learning Community, a K-8 public charter school serving Central Falls, Providence and Pawtucket, a $75,000 grant to fund Not Just Gym. more
CEO of CareLink and the PACE program talks about the integrated care model, which serves frail elders who choose to remain living in the community. more
The Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and the South County Hospital Healthcare System have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. 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
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
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