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The Rhode Island Blood Center announced that it would be closing down its four-year-old cord blood program on Sept. 15, according to Frank Prosnitz, director of the center. more
n a “perspective” piece published online in the Aug. 21 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, CVS detailed how it was mining data from its database to identify “outliers” and halt inappropriate prescription of high-risk drugs. more
Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research on Women’s Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University talks about her vision for the future of women’s health in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island’s efforts to put together its plans for a State Innovation Model grant proposal are still moving ahead at full steam to be finished by October, despite the fact that the federal government has postponed its deadlines for when the grants are due, according to Jennifer Word, chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, whose office is coordinating the initiative. more
With the Affordable Care Act expected to push all but the sickest out of the hospital setting and into community-based care, today’s and tomorrow’s nurses will increasingly team up with other medical professionals to deliver services. more
The financial stakes in Amgen Inc.’s race to develop a new kind of cholesterol-lowering drug are high and, perhaps as much as any other state, Rhode Island is invested in the outcome. more
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called and asked her to succeed Christopher F. Koller, the state’s first and only health insurance commissioner during the last eight years. more
HealthSourceRI customer-service agents will help set the tone for the reception the Affordable Care Act gets in Rhode Island when residents begin to phone in for health-insurance-policy information and purchases beginning Oct. 1. more
As an intern admitting emergency-room patients to a Cincinnati hospital, I saw it happen again and again: Late-stage cancer patients in the midst of medical crises would roll into our ER in need of a ventilator as expected complications mounted. more
Rhode Island took the first step in its goal to make health-insurance costs and services more transparent with the Aug. 20 release of data on plans that will be offered through the state’s new insurance marketplace, HealthSourceRI. more
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