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SPEAKERS AT THE Rhode Island Business Group on Health's Legislative Breakfast on March 2 will discuss overuse of medical care in the health care market.

RIBGH Legislative Breakfast speakers to discuss overused medical services

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Group on Health will feature two speakers on the subject of overuse of medical care in the health...
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...
THE RHODE ISLAND Business Group on Health has been recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports magazine for its successful promotion of the Choosing Wisely initiative, which seeks to advance a national dialogue to avoid wasteful medical tests and procedures.

RIBGH recognized in special report on Choosing Wisely campaign

PROVIDENCE – The American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports magazine have recognized the Rhode Island Business Group on Health for its successful...
THE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS GROUP on Health held its Annual Health Care Summit Friday at the Providence Marriott.

RIBGH Health Care Summit discusses laws preventing surprise medical billing

PROVIDENCE —Speakers at the Rhode Island Business Group on Health’s Annual Health Care Summit told attendees at the Providence Marriott Friday that surprise billing...

Evidence-based medicine antidote to growing hospital costs

The Providence Business News Health Care Summit provides an opportunity to, as one speaker said, “look at the forest rather than the trees.” Here...
THE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS Group on Health will hold its fourth annual golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 21 at the Wannamoisett Country Club in Providence.

RIBGH hosts golf tournament Aug. 21

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Group on Health will hold its fourth annual golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 21 at the Wannamoisett Country...
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