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The nonprofit Rhode Island Quality Institute has received a two-year $2.7 million grant to support its Sharing Health Information for Transitions in Care project to improve care coordination and transitions for long-term care patients and caregivers. more
Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, will retire on May 1, the company announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island is poised to save a cumulative $120 million through the next fiscal year through an ongoing reorganization of Medicaid, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state health officials. more
(Updated 1:33 p.m.) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lifespan Health System have signed a letter of intent to enhance the level of cancer treatments for patients seeking care at Lifespan hospitals. more
Anne-Marie Johnson recently was appointed to the new position of president, chief operating officer at The Claflin Company, as Ted Almon has transitioned to the role of chairman. more
Lobbying spending in the United States has stagnated at a little over $3 billion a year ever since the 2008 financial crisis (thanks in part to changes in lobbying rules). But the rankings of lobbying’s big spenders have shifted, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit research group. more
Ten companies in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have been recognized as “fit-friendly” worksites by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The “fit-friendly” worksites program is intended to be a catalyst for change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. more
Meg Wirth was studying deaths related to childbirth in Indonesia when one of her colleagues, an obstetrician, died of childbirth complications at a hospital. She calls the death sobering because it highlights how easily childbirth-related … more
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was named director of the state's Department of Health in spring 2015, bringing a wealth of experience to the post, including working as a specialist in infectious diseases for children and adults at Rhode Island hospitals … more
(Updated, 11:18 a.m., Dec. 22) Drug overdoses took the lives of 247 people in Rhode Island last year, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
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