Health Services

Struggling to revamp primary care

Dr. Albert Puerini Jr. loves his job. He leaves home by 7:15 every morning to visit patients in the hospital, then heads to his...
QUALITYMETRIC has developed an international reputation by designing surveys that can quickly guage a person's overall health,. the impact of a specific illness or the efficacy of a given treatment. Above, the company's Asthma Control Test. /

Gauging health by patients’ views

If you give a new drug to a patient with arthritis, how do you gauge its effectiveness? You can measure how far each finger...
'RHODE ISLANDERS need a bold vision that offers long-term budget solutions,' said Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, but 'the governor's proposal for broad personnel cuts does not assure greater government efficiency.'   /

Broader restructuring is needed,<br> says Lt. Gov. Roberts

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts offered a mixed response to the budget plan released yesterday by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri.To help close...
THOMAS M. RYAN, CVS Caremark's chairman and CEO, said:  'We remain confident that we will achieve significant earnings growth in 2008 even without FEP's mail service program.' /

CVS Caremark wins $12B PBM contract renewal

WOONSOCKET – The Caremark Pharmacy Services division of CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has been awarded a three-year renewal of its contract to provide...
DORCAS PLACE students were the first to try the health literacy curriculum last year, talking about the challenges they face navigating the health care system. /

R.I. literacy project aims<br> to educate patients – and doctors

The challenge is greatest for people who don’t speak English, or for those whose education is so limited that reading anything is difficult, so...

Shape Up RI and promoting worksite wellness

This year, 7,000 participants across the state exercised for 282,046 hours and walked more than 2 million miles – losing 26,082 pounds in...

68 employers receive Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and other organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness were honored this morning at the state’s 13th Annual...
DR. DIANE SIEDLECKI says promoting primary care is a good idea, but physicians need help to do all that?s expected of them. Next to her are Craig O'Connor, of Ocean State Action, and Ted Almon, of Claflin Co. /

Panel critiques ‘wellness’ plans

Ted Almon believes in healthy living. He works out every morning, he eats well, he gets regular checkups, and as president and CEO of...

Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...

Providence Equity buys into Decision Resources

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners has purchased a majority stake in Decision Resources Inc., a research and advisory firm focusing on pharmaceutical and...
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