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Health care costs in the more than 30 years since Peter Andruszkiewicz, CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, entered the business have increased – on average – at about two to three times the rate of inflation. But Andruszkiewicz, inspired by comprehensive-care systems he’s seen work around the country, has set a goal to reduce that rate for his customers to levels consistent with inflation by 2018. more
Those who must, merge. Those with a healthy margin, collaborate. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
Dassault Systèmes held a grand opening of its new facility on Dec. 9. The nearly 24-acre campus, at 1301 Atwood Ave., Suite 101W, will be the new headquarters for its Simulia brand. more
Southcoast Health and Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School have announced a collaboration in which Brown medical students have begun participating in clinical rotations at Southcoast Health. more
Chairman of the board at Lifespan discusses the company’s place in the health care realm. more
A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
Board-certified surgeon and an expert on gastroesophageal reflux disease discusses chronic heartburn. more
Providence College students can now enroll in Johnson & Wales University’s physician assistant studies program, thanks to an agreement reached Wednesday between the two higher learning institutions. more
Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to “address inefficiencies” and “bring its cost structure in line with other organizations,” it said in a press release Monday. more
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