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MetLife institute updates aging-related guide

WESTPORT, Conn. – The MetLife Mature Market Institute has updated its “Legal Matters” guide, which focuses on aging-related legal matters, health care planning and...

Legislation helps umbilical-cord blood banking

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate last week approved legislation to make it easier for patients to donate or store potentially life-saving cord blood. Cord blood...

Health, wellness initiatives grow more common

WASHINGTON – Employers and health plans are increasingly betting on health and wellness initiatives to help stem health care costs, even though evidence of...
THE SENATE PASSED legislation, sponsored by Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, that helps protect patient privacy in the coming statewide electronic health information exchange. /

Senate OKs health information-technology bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate last week approved legislation to establish a statewide health information exchange to make it easier for doctors, hospitals and...

Mass. uninsured drop by nearly half

WASHINGTON – An Urban Institute study published last week in the journal Health Affairs shows that in roughly a year since Massachusetts implemented its...
DR. KATHLEEN C. HITTNER, president/CEO of The Miriam Hospital, believes hospitals should be taking the lead in reducing smoking. /

All R.I. hospitals to go tobacco-free on Nov. 20

PROVIDENCE – Nine institutions that are part of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island announced last week that they will make their campuses tobacco-free...

RIH, Miriam get $500,000 from Avon Foundation

PROVIDENCE – The Avon Foundation has awarded $500,000 to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital to support its...

BCBSRI ranked 2nd in N.E. for prompt payment

WATERTOWN, Mass. – A study released last week by AthenaHealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of Internet-based business services for doctors, and Physicians...

Consumers Union launches health care tour, hospital ratings

YONKERS, N.Y. – Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, last week launched a national tour to listen to Americans talk about their...
RHODE ISLAND HEALTH DIRECTOR Dr. David R. Gifford says that the just-released survey on home health care will help patients and their families make the right choice in care. /

First home health care satisfaction survey released

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Health last week released the results of the first annual statewide survey of patient satisfaction with home health...
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