Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system, Lifespan’s present partners also include RI Hospital’s Hasbro Children's Hospital , Bradley Hospital, and Newport Hospital. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission to improve the health status of the people it serves in Rhode Island and New England through the provision of customer friendly, geographically accessible and high value services.

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EHRIntelligence | January 16, 2020

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Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey. Since the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009, EHRs have not only been more prevalent, but they have continued to change and evolve. However, technical service from EHR vendors hasn’t kept up with the constant change, according to high-level hospital tech managers. Healthcare software support is ...

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Lifespan | January 15, 2016

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Health Data Management | January 14, 2020

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Tech giant Google continues to face criticism for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. A Wall Street Journal article published on Saturday, entitled “Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records,” reported how the vendor has struck deals with some of the largest U.S. healthcare providers as part of a concerted effort gain access to troves of patient data. In just a few years, the ...

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EHRIntelligence | January 16, 2020

Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey. Since the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009, EHRs have not only been more prevalent, but they have continued to change and evolve. However, technical service from EHR vendors hasn’t kept up with the constant change, according to high-level hospital tech managers. Healthcare software support is ...

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Ride Health, providing smarter transportation for every patient need, announced they raised $6.2 million in a funding round led by Activate Venture Partners. The capital raise is joined by Newark Venture Partners, Anthro Ventures, BioAdvance, Leading Edge Ventures and Startup Health, according to a news release from Cision PR Newswire. Ride Health will use the funds in an initiative of ensuring every patient, everywhere, has access to the care and resources they need to ensure good health. Ride ...

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STUDY: PROLONGED CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS IN YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYERS

Lifespan | January 15, 2016

A study led by a Hasbro Children’s Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from concussion compared with advanced pubertal and postpubescent players....

Read More
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GOOGLE UNDER FIRE FOR ITS EFFORTS TO ACCESS HEALTH RECORDS

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Tech giant Google continues to face criticism for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. A Wall Street Journal article published on Saturday, entitled “Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records,” reported how the vendor has struck deals with some of the largest U.S. healthcare providers as part of a concerted effort gain access to troves of patient data. In just a few years, the ...

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