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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...
PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 

Yellow fever vaccine shortage puts strain on Brown Medicine as only...

When the nation’s sole yellow-fever vaccine manufacturer paused production in April during a global outbreak, local travelers had one spot for shots, a recurring...
the prop: Dr. Sakeena Raza holds a dumbbell and an apple, the former representing her passion for strength training, the latter her promotion of healthy, active lifestyle choices among her elderly patients.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dr. Sakeena Raza, 38

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – BROWN MEDICINEWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I see myself as a seasoned clinician, a strong academician. I also...
the prop: “Stella is almost 2,” said Dr. Rebecca Reece. “She’s like a cat. She sits up on the couch and looks out the second-floor window.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dr. Rebecca Reece, 36

INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHYSICIAN – BROWN MEDICINEWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I would hope to be working full time by that...
TEAMWORK: Brown Medicine’s group photo at the company’s patient center on Wapanoag Trail in East Providence in June 2017.

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BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 12. LARGE COMPANIES | Brown Medicine Employees in R.I.: 421 President and Physician-in-Chief Dr. Louis B. Rice Questions answered by: Tammy Lederer, chief...
BROWN MEDICINE has opened a new Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Brown Physicians Patient Center on Wampanoag Trail in East Providence. / COURTESY BROWN MEDICINE

Brown Medicine opens new Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

EAST PROVIDENCE – Brown Medicine has opened a new Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Brown Physicians Patient Center on Wampanoag Trail as part...
CHANGE AGENT: Chief Human Resources Officer Tammy Lederer has seen Brown Medicine through a lot of growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Lederer a strong ally in Brown Medicine’s strategic planning

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, NONPROFIT/SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY | Tammy Lederer, Brown MedicineTammy Lederer, Brown Medicine’s chief human resources officer, has had her hands full...
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention has notified travelers that vaccinations against yellow fever are required before entering 135 countries. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Yellow fever outbreak prompts vaccine requirements for entry to 135 countries

EAST PROVIDENCE – A large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever that recently reached level 2 alert status in multiple states in Brazil has prompted...
PBN HAS ANNOUNCED the 2018 C-Suite Award winners.

PBN announces 2018 C-Suite Awards winners

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced the winners of its 2018 C-Suite Awards Friday, recognizing top C-level executives for public, private and nonprofit...
UNIVERSITY MEDICINE has changed its name to Brown Medicine.

University Medicine changes name to Brown Medicine

PROVIDENCE - University Medicine, a nonprofit medical group practice in Rhode Island, changed its name to Brown Medicine Feb. 1, the company announced Wednesday.Brown...
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