Topic: Healthcare

Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

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Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Women’s reproductive rights are once more at the center of the political discourse in the United States.

This year, Brown Hack Health focused on issues related to the theme of emergency care. The grand prize of $500 was awarded to AutoMedic.

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Hack Health tackles emergency care

September 16, 2018 0 comments

After a morning spent passionately discussing critical problems in health care, undergraduate and graduate students teamed up to devise innovative solutions to the issues they found most compelling.

University fellow simplifies health care with app

University fellow simplifies health care with app

March 6, 2018 0 comments

Roberta Powell, the Swearer Center community practitioner in residence for spring 2018, gestures with incredulity toward a seemingly endless list of acronyms and numbers she has pulled out of her backpack.

Representatives of Care New England and the United Nurses and Allied Professionals union have criticized the University’s merger proposal.

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Lifespan eyes Care New England, Partners HealthCare deal

March 2, 2018 0 comments

Lifespan will begin formal talks with Care New England and Partners HealthCare about working together to improve health care in Rhode Island, according to a joint statement released by the three parties Tuesday.

HOPE hosts first annual summit

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HOPE hosts first annual summit

February 25, 2018 0 comments

More than 100 students gathered at the University this weekend for the first annual Summit on Homelessness and Poverty.

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CNE-Partners merger moves forward despite University concerns

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Following nine months of discussion, Care New England and Partners HealthCare announced a definitive agreement to merge Jan 25. The agreement raises questions about the state of Rhode Island’s health care system and Brown’s relationship to it. “Right now what we’re focusing on is helping people understand the issues,” said […]

John McDonough, who helped develop the Affordable Care Act during his tenure as a senior advisor on national health reform between 2008-2010, presented the history of health care since the 1940s in his talk.

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McDonough maps history of American health care

November 1, 2017 0 comments

“Health care is probably, more than anything, the exemplar of a dysfunctional market,” said John McDonough.

Lifespan allegedly failed to provide on-site sign language interpreters at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The two plaintiffs were unable to communicate clearly about the treatment of their children, including blood transfusions, surgery and psychiatric treatment.


Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

September 28, 2017 0 comments

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals.

Med students host health fair for Providence locals

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Med students host health fair for Providence locals

November 7, 2016 0 comments

Beside Kennedy Plaza lies a park with a half-sunken boat jutting out of the struggling grass.

University researchers found in a study that lowering the cost of doctor’s visits did not lead to the overuse of healthcare. Underuse was found to be a much more rampant issue that could be amerliorated by subsidies.

Science & Research

Cost primary barrier to healthcare in Mali

October 4, 2016 0 comments

A paper published this summer by Brown researchers concluded that, in Mali, price is a more significant barrier to healthcare than a lack of information.