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LOSING CONNECTION? Dr. Kevin Baill, associate chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Nikole Kennedy, operations coordinator. Baill says telehealth has been crucial during the ­COVID-19 pandemic, but he worries about more-stringent cross-border regulations.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Out-of-state telehealth visits hit some snags

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was hailed as a lifesaver, allowing patients to see their doctor virtually without the risk of...

Five Questions With: Dr. Tracy Madsen

Dr. Tracy Madsen, an emergency room physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, has been selected by the National Academy of Medicine...
LIFESAVER: Erin Cooney, a barber, credits telemedicine with saving her life in December, when she realized after a fall that something was seriously wrong and was able to hold a videoconference with her doctor. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Push on to make benefits of telehealth permanent

Seeing a doctor became much easier in the pandemic for many people who avoided travel time, office waits and the risk of exposure to...

Rhode Island Hospital part of national trial weighing benefits of COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – A clinical trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of treating COVID-19 patients with antibodies from others who have had or been exposed...

Brown Emergency Medicine unveils new video-visit platform

PROVIDENCE – Brown Emergency Medicine has launched a new virtual platform enabling its emergency physicians to treat patients for a range of mild to...

RIDOH, BHDDH partner on new Buprenorphine Hotline

CRANSTON – Launched this month, a new state hotline is helping people with opioid addiction, or who are suffering from opioid withdrawal, find help...
UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT: Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, says visits to the hospital’s emergency room have dropped by nearly half since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A side effect of the pandemic: Emptier emergency rooms

Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, is used to seeing about 200 patients a day come through the...

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