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Five Questions With: Dr. Alan Kurose

Dr. Alan Kurose | CEO and president, Coastal Medical Inc. 1. Do you expect to see any changes, particularly with telemedicine, in Coastal’s primary...

PBN to host health care webinar on the coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News will host a free virtual summit on April 1 on what businesses need to know about the global COVID-19...
LIFESPAN AND COASTAL MEDICAL announced Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Lifespan, Coastal Medical announce plan to join forces to expand health...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., the state's largest hospital system, is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc., a large primary care practice...
FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
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New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...
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.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

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...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

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