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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...
A PANEL of health care specialists offered advice on Thursday to health care workers and their employers during the “Summit for Health Care Professionals: Self Care Strategies for Enduring the Pandemic." From left is Kathleen Boyd, physician health program director at the Rhode Island Medical Society; Diane Mahoney, integrative therapy nurse at The Miriam Hospital; and Dr. Shideh Shafie, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Summit: Work-life balance paramount for wellness of health care providers

PROVIDENCE – It’s not enough for health care companies to make self-care resources and wellness initiatives available to their workers, especially during a stressful,...

Summit to highlight self-care for health workers during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – A virtual summit planned for next month will focus on the well-being of health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Self-Care Strategies...

Virtual summit addresses physician burnout

A second summit in this series on Sept. 9 will focus on all workers in the health care industry. Encouraging health care professionals to take...

Virtual summit addresses physician burnout, advises steps to restore health

PROVIDENCE – Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, United States physicians had been experiencing job-related burnout at rates of 40%, and many have dropped out...

Virtual summit tackling physician burnout to be held June 15

PROVIDENCE – Doctors and those close to them are invited to an online summit that will focus on physician burnout this week. “Addressing Physician Burnout...

McKee opposes levy on sugary beverages; PPP tax threshold under review

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday said he opposes legislation in the General Assembly calling for a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on bottled and...

Sugary beverage tax stirs up debate

New tax legislation could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, and it’s stirring up a debate over the measure’s potential positive...

Rhode Island Medical Society announces 2020-2021 leadership

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society has announced new leadership for 2020-2021, including its president, president-elect and vice president. Dr. Catherine Cummings, an emergency...
CHANGING LANDSCAPE: Brown Medicine Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Hollmann said the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting change in health care, such as telehealth services becoming more common. 

Dr. Peter Hollmann, chief medical officer, Brown Medicine

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Dr. Peter Hollmann | Chief medical officer, Brown Medicine WITH MORE THAN 35 YEARS in the field after having...

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