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Feds postpone innovation-grants deadline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s efforts to put together its plans for a State Innovation Model grant proposal are still moving ahead at full steam...

CVS details drug-abuse efforts

WOONSOCKET – In a “perspective” piece published online in the Aug. 21 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Abusive Prescribing of...

Blood Center ends cord blood program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Blood Center announced that it would be closing down its four-year-old cord blood program on Sept. 15, according to...

Blackstone Valley achieves<br> recognition in analytics

PAWTUCKET – A national health IT organization has recognized Blackstone Valley Community Health Care for achieving Stage 6 in its use of analytics in...
HEALTHY IDEAS: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner says that as a next step in the effort to reduce medical-service utilization, she wants the R.I. Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative to bring hospitals into the discussion. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Hittner jumps back into reform fray

Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D....

Better way to shop for insurance?

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...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital will complete its merger into the Care New England hospital network.  / COURTESY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND

Care New England, Memorial Hospital deal closing on Sept. 3

PAWTUCKET – Care New England and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will mark their new partnership agreement with a signing ceremony on Tuesday afternoon,...
"The practices we work with can be assured they will receive a credible, high-level of support and facilitation to adopt these standards, produce the required documentation, and navigate the application process for NCQA recognition."

Five Questions With: Lauren Capizzo

Patient-centered medical homes are rapidly becoming the sine qua non of health care delivery – and health care reform implementation – in Rhode Island,...

Lead exposure correlated with suspensions

PROVIDENCE – A new study published online Aug. 21 in the journal Environmental Research has found that children in the Milwaukee public schools with...

Women & Infants offers virtually scarless gynecological surgery

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital became the first hospital in the region to offer women virtually scarless gynecologic surgery with the use of...

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