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'WE MUST TAKE immediate steps to deal with this situation,' says Mark E. Crevier, the hospital's president and CEO. /

Kent’s financial woes tied to industry-wide trends

Spiraling bad debt puts hospitals in a tight spotAs of this week, executives and staff physicians at Kent Hospital earn 8.5 percent less than...

Pledge puts business behind ‘value-driven’ system

Local employers urged to join national effortWith encouragement from Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, a half-dozen Rhode Island employers signed a "statement of support" on...

Memorial to test patient ‘portal’ for health records

As Dr. Charles Eaton sees it, electronic medical records could make a huge difference in many ways, but most of all, when put in...

Nursing care discards the old model

Carol Ranglin beams as she walks through her domain at the Tockwotton Home, a corridor of tidy double rooms. “This one is my...

Warwick to join free BCBSRI wellness plan

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian Friday announced the city will participate in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s MuniBlue health-management service.Under...

Stephen Lane and Aidan Petrie of Item Group show off some of the gadgets they have created with their clients. The company develops new products and helps redesign and rebrand others. /

Inventors help meet global demand for new ideas

To stay alive, some fish must stay in motion constantly, driving water through their gills to move oxygen into their bloodstream. And to stay...

Medical supply firm finds a niche and grows with it

When doctors perform an angioplasty, they usually start by inserting a catheter – a thin plastic tube – into the patient’s blood vessel. Then...

NIH gives startup $2.8M for sepsis, anthrax trials

Every year, across the United States, nearly 800,000 people develop severe sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body is overwhelmed by infection, and...

Lifespan shows uses of health IT

Not long ago, the hospitals in the Lifespan network did things the same way as most of their peers. Doctors handwrote their orders, or...
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Dr. Lewis Weiner checks patient Mary Tarski during a recent follow-up visit. Weiner has cared for Tarski for the past 15 years.

Concierge medicine at your service

‘Patient-financed’ care now being offered It’s all about time, doctors say. In today’s health care market, insurers pay primary care physicians too little, so they...
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