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BPCI a roadmap for caregivers

There has been much written about innovations within hospitals, primary and other settings of care. However, as the population continues to age, post-acute and...
TEAM EFFORTS: Guillaume Bagal, center, lead diversity and inclusion consultant at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, discusses opportunities to promote diversity with the company’s Employee Business Resource Groups representatives, at right, from left, Megan Chisolm, who represents Parents@Work, and Suzanne Gaddy, who represents Military Services, at the company’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

BCBSRI employee groups inform diversity approach

HEALTH CARE Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandWith Kim Keck, its first female president and CEO, chosen to lead two years ago,...
SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING: Sarah Boyajian speaks to students about biology at the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College. The students, from left, back row, are Julia Gomes and Xavier Medina, and, front row, are Zhaneja Johnson and Ashley Paolo. / courtesy/RHODE ISLAND NURSES INSTITUTE MIDDLE COLLEGE

Nurses’ Institute Middle College shapes, trains nursing workforce

EDUCATION Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle CollegeThe Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College charter high school, founded in 2011 to prepare a diverse group...
WALGREENS BOOTS Alliance is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

With Amazon.com looming, Walgreens starts next-day drug delivery

NEW YORK - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. and numerous venture...
CVS HEALTH CORP. announced the launch of a "guaranteed net cost pricing" structure for its pharmacy-benefit management services. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS to offer guaranteed net cost pricing for PBM services

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. announced Wednesday it is offering a new pharmacy-benefit management services pricing model that it said will simplify financial arrangements...
ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL has been named among the top general hospitals in the U.S. by the Leapfrog Group. / COURTESY ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL

Leapfrog Group names St. Anne’s, The Miriam among top U.S. hospitals

FALL RIVER — The Leapfrog Group has named St. Anne’s Hospital among the 35 top general hospitals in the United States, and also named...
RIHCA HAS NAMED Scott Fraser to replace retiring President and CEO Virginia Burke. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

RICHA names Fraser president and CEO upon Burke’s retirement

WARWICK — The Rhode Island Health Care Association has announced Scott Fraser will replace President and CEO Virginia Burke, who will retire at the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY researchers have won $12M to continue studying brain activity from the National Institutes of Health. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown researchers win $12M grant renewal to study how brains think

PROVIDENCE — Brown University’s Center for Central Nervous System Function, has received a $12 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s Centers of Biomedical...
CVS HEALTH CORP. was ordered by a federal judge to explain why it went ahead with closing a merger with Aetna Inc. without first getting his approval of a settlement the companies reached with the Justice Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS ordered by U.S. judge to defend consummation of Aetna deal

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., which completed their merger last week before getting court approval for a settlement with the...

Bloomberg visits ACI to learn about R.I.’s medication-assisted treatment program

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s national reputation for its innovative approach to curbing opioid-addiction deaths using medication-assisted treatment at the R.I. Department of Corrections attracted...
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