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Rhode to Health mobile unit to provide HIV/AIDS screening, outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Health experts from the University of Rhode Island Academic Health Collaborative recently dedicated its new Rhode to Health mobile unit, a...

Health groups upgrade R.I. hepatitis C Medicaid access to ‘A-’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services removed all restrictions on curative hepatitis C treatments for its Medicaid patients on...

NHPRI exiting Rhody Health Options program

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has notified the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services it will end its participation...

URI nursing students simulate home care scenarios

PROVIDENCE – Nurse practitioner students in the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing have a head start on preparing for challenging home care...

EOHHS extends UHIP contract with Deloitte through March 2019

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services has extended its contract with Deloitte, the vendor responsible for the state’s Unified...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...
FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...
PATRICK TIGUE, Rhode Island Medicaid director, says, "The Healthcare Workforce Transformation Summit and report are excellent starting points for helping us shape a common vision for the jobs, skills and training that we will need in the health care workforce of the future.” /COURTESY LINKEDIN

EOHHS holds Healthcare Workforce Transformation Summit

CRANSTON – At its Healthcare Workforce Transformation Summit on June 16, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the release of...
THE HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE Transformation was released by the R.I. Executive Office of Human Health Services on Friday.

EOHHS releases health care workforce transformation report

PROVIDENCE - The Executive Office of Human Health Services released a report on Friday on Rhode Island health care workforce transformation. The report outlined...
Peter F. Kilmartin

Kilmartin seeks expanded Medicaid-fraud authority to fight home health care abuse

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia to urge the federal government...
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