Topic: Healthcare

University fellow simplifies health care with app

University fellow simplifies health care with app

March 6, 2018 2 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 2 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.

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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.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley ’61 spoke at Hack Health. Sculley, who was the keynote speaker, discussed his decision to leave PepsiCo for Apple.

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Students create healthcare solutions in Hack Health

September 19, 2016 0 comments

Hack Health is a hackathon with a mission to “improve healthcare using innovation,” said Alexandra Kaye ’17, one of the co-founders of the event.

Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

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Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

February 9, 2016 3 comments

Rep. Aaron Regunberg ’12, D-Providence, introduced a bill with several other representatives that would establish a single-payer health system in the state.