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Sunday, January 20, 2019


Bruce Newbury

Fast start for food and wine events

Whoever said things slow down after the holidays must spend a lot of time at home. This still-new year is showing no signs of...
RECORD TIME: Brown University researchers have published a study showing that electronic health records are more stressful for physicians than they are helpful. At Coastal Medical, practice nurses, such as Margaret Hatzpanian, right, now handle most clinical documents and administrative tasks previously handled by doctors. At left is Stephanie Nunes, nurse practioner.

Brown researcher: Electronic health records create high stress for physicians

Physicians say electronic health records are stressful, but a survey of Rhode Island doctors and promising strategies suggest compromises between round-the-clock accessibility and reasonable...
INCREASED INTEREST: Carey, Richmond and Viking Insurance, a broker in Middletown, said inquiries and discussions from small to midsized businesses about cyber insurance coverage are up 10 to 20 percent since last year. From left, Jeff Boldt, director of commercial insurance; Irene Leary, marketing manager; and David Andrade, president.

Read fine print on cyberthreat coverage

Owners of small to midsized businesses are increasingly worried about their exposure to cyber risks, including data breaches, and are turning to insurance protection...
BETTER COVERAGE: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim speaks at the PBN Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in October 2017. Ganim’s office is completing reports on the state’s four largest health insurers to ensure they are following proper standards and regulations in covering the treatment of mental illnesses and drug addiction. 

Conduct exams lead to positive changes in insurance coverage for behavioral...

State reports are expected by this spring on the remaining three of Rhode Island’s four largest health insurers to determine how well they have...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy.While the idea...

U.S. is a meritocracy but it’s still not fair

Much of the current debate about inherited wealth in a number of Western countries is informed by the notion that most of today’s top...

S&P upgrades bond ratings for RIAC

PROVIDENCE – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has upgraded R.I. Commerce Corp.’s general airport revenue bonds issued for the R.I. Airport Corp. from BBB+...

FM Global whitepaper urges CFOs to guard against natural disaster risk...

JOHNSTON – Mutual insurance giant FM Global has released a whitepaper urging chief financial officers to ensure their companies are prepared for natural disaster...

Del Sesto negotiating to avoid suit curbing St. Joseph settlement

PROVIDENCE – Stephen Del Sesto, court-appointed receiver for the collapsed $85 million St. Joseph Health Services pension plan, has until Feb. 1 to dissuade...
THE HAMPTON INN & SUITES Providence/Smithfield was sold for $9.9 million. / COURTESY HOLLIDAY FENOGLIO FOWLER LP

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield sells for $9.9M

SMITHFIELD - The Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield located at 945 Douglas Pike has been sold for $9.9 million, according to property records.The seller...
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