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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS EDITOR Mike Mello, left, leads the discussion at PBN's Health Care Summit on Wednesday. Participating on the panel are, from left, Marc Backon, president, commercial division, at Tufts Health Plan; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Marie L. Ganim, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, Kim A. Keck, CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Alan Kurose, CEO and president of Coastal Medical; and Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Health Care Summit: Price transparency a challenging objective for industry

PROVIDENCE – Health care needs more price transparency, but how to address the issue remains a challenge, panelists at the Providence Business News 2019...

Panelists say employees are liability with cybersecurity

A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, and training employees so they stay ahead...

Experts warn businesses to plan ahead for cybersecurity crisis

The effort to protect a company from cybercrime and recover from cyber intrusions extends well beyond the walls of the business, according to panelists...
PANELISTS AT PBN'S Cybersecurity Summit Friday said, among other topics, that a company's employees are a liability when it comes to cybersecurity. Above, from left to right, Panelists Eric, Shorr, Cindy Lepore, Colin Coleman, Jason Albuquerque, Francesca Spadlieri, Jeffery Ziplow and Moderator Doug White. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Panelists at PBN Cybersecurity Summit say employees are liability regarding cybersecurity

WARWICK – A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity and employees being properly trained...
THE PBN CYBERSECURITY Summit will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 11.

PBN summit to tackle cybersecurity

PROVIDENCE – The latest trends, threats and solutions in cybersecurity will be discussed on Friday, Oct. 11, at this year's PBN Cybersecurity Summit. The event...
PROPOSED CHANGES: Panelists at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit discuss efforts of President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine or replace the Affordable Care Act, as well as Trump’s proposed changes in regulations for accountable care organizations and the cost of prescription drugs. From left: Dr. Marylou Buyse, chief medical officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I.; Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO of Care New England; Chris Ferraro, chief financial officer at Coastal Medical; Marie L. Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner; Stephen Kogut, professor of pharmacy practice at URI; and Zachary W. Sherman, director of HealthSource RI.
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Undermining of ACA could reverse R.I. gains

If repeated attempts by President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine or replace the Affordable Care Act aren’t thwarted, consequences in Rhode Island could be...
LISTEN AND LEARN: Participants during the first of two discussion panels at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott talk about how the state’s health care and insurance systems must listen to and understand the whole person they purport to serve. From left: Marc Backon, president of Tufts Health Plan’s commercial division; Stephen Farrell, UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO; Dr. John Murphy, executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan; James E. Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and founder of the Returns on Wellbeing Institute; Shannon Shallcross, co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics; and Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.
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Panel: Many health, insurance services out of touch with user

To work better, the state’s health care and insurance systems must ramp up one critical skill: listening to and understanding the whole person they...
PANELISTS SPEAK at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit. Above, from left to right, Dr. John Murphy, Jim Purcell, Shannon Shallcross and Neil D. Steinberg. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Health Care summit addresses industry trends, problems

PROVIDENCE – Employers are wasting almost all of the money they invest in workplace- wellness programs because they simply don’t understand the lives, problems...
POSITIVE PICTURE: PBN Economic Trends Summit keynote speaker Osborne Jackson, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, tells attendees employment, labor-market participation, housing prices and consumer confidence are in generally healthy condition in Rhode Island. 
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Summit attendees encouraged by healthy condition of R.I., N.E. economies

Osborne Jackson, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, offered a generally positive image of Rhode Island’s and New England’s current economic...
CONFIDENCE WANING? Matt Fair, center, of Hayes & ­Sherry Real Estate Services, listens with colleagues during PBN’s first Economic Trends Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Panelists said perennial concerns such as rising health care costs and uncertainty about changing federal policies are dampening optimism about an otherwise strong economy.
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Optimism tempered by uncertainty

Rhode Island’s economy is doing well, but a handful of perennial bugaboos, along with actions at the federal level, have dampened the business community’s...
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