Health Services

State files controversial CMS waiver application

PROVIDENCE – The state last week submitted a proposal dubbed the “Rhode Island Consumer Choice Global Compact Waiver Application” to the Centers for Medicare...

Diabetes group hails R.I. for new school measure

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Diabetes Association is praising Rhode Island for passing legislation that will allow nonmedical staff in schools to administer glucagon...

Immigrants a growing share of U.S. uninsured

WASHINGTON – A new study by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute shows immigrants make up a growing share of the U.S. uninsured population,...

R.I. law boosts support for public breastfeeding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is working to raise public awareness of a new state law, effective March 1, 2009, that explicitly...

Miriam study offers new insights on HIV risks

PROVIDENCE – A researcher from The Miriam Hospital presented findings from a study this month at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City...

New wave of reforms targets cost, quality; reactions mixed

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Aug. 10 signed a sweeping health care reform law that complements the 2006 reform with targeted measures...
OUTSMARTING THE REST: David Piccoli was a receptionist at Discovery House when he set out to develop electronic medical records products to improve efficiency. /

Firm works to purge paperwork

David Piccoli had been working as a receptionist at the treatment clinic Discovery House in South Providence for only six months in 1991 when...
WAYNE CHARNESS, left, senior vice president of corporate communications for Hasbro Inc., and Jeff Potocsnak, donor and charity developer, with Alan Hassenfeld, chairman of the executive committee of Hasbro Inc., Kathy Carpano, senior executive assistant for Hasbro Inc. and Karen Davis, far right, Hasbro vice president of community relations. /

Mr. Potato Head donor creates online charity

Jeff Potocsnak of Illinois donated his collection of Mr. Potato Head toys and figurines to Hasbro’s Children’s Hospital. Potocsnak and his family were joined...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL was re-verified as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. /

R.I. Hospital verified as Level I trauma center

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Hospital, the state’s only trauma center, has been verified as a Level I trauma center by the Committee on Trauma...
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Time for broad adoption of electronic health records

Most of us see several different doctors and other health care providers based on our specific health care needs. Each one of these providers...
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