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RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman speaks with Robin Dionne, HSRI chief public affairs officer. Sherman said recent improvements to the HSRI for Employers program include technology advances that have allowed HSRI to connect employers with ancillary products to supplement health and dental plans.
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HSRI: Stable but will it ever cover costs?

Soon after the state established HealthSource RI in 2014, it was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful health-benefits exchanges in meeting enrollment...

FDA reports young e-cigarette users experiencing seizures

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration reports some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving young people,...

Five Questions With: Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel

In the midst of an expedited 90-day review by the R.I. Department of Health, the acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based...

Blue Cross seeks Blue across R.I. service project proposals

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is seeking applications for its eighth annual Blue across Rhode Island, a daylong event providing...

Thundermist Woonsocket hosts National Nutrition Month bake-off

WOONSOCKET – Thundermist Health Center of Woonsocket celebrated National Nutrition Month by hosting its First Annual Bake Off on April 1. The event featured healthier...

Southcoast Health celebrates National Donate Life Month

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health held a flag-raising ceremony at St. Luke’s Hospital on April 3 to recognize National Donate Life Month, and to celebrate...

Miller, McNamara seek state-level Affordable Care Act protections

PROVIDENCE – Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and House Health, Education and Welfare Committee Chairman Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick,...

Five Questions With: Blaine Carroll

Providence-based technology firm First Circle Inc., owned by Delta Dental, has been nationally expanding its app-based, dental care deal-hunting platform Chewsidental.com for the last...

Whitehouse among senators urging Purdue not to seek profit from new...

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on March 28 sent a letter to Purdue Pharma, manufacturer...

Rubius appoints Holles to board, Whitehead as SVP, chief quality officer

PROVIDENCE – Rubius Therapeutics Inc. has appointed Natalie Holles to its board of directors and Greg Whitehead as senior vice president and chief quality...

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