chronic care sustainability initiative http://ripr.org en To Manage Chronic Disease, RI Tries A Team http://ripr.org/post/manage-chronic-disease-ri-tries-team <p>Having a chronic disease like diabetes or asthma can be debilitating. It can also be managed with ongoing medical treatment and taking care of your health. But there's a cost to <em><u>not</u></em> managing these conditions - to your health, and to the health care system. That's why health care professionals and public officials have been focusing their efforts on helping patients manage those chronic conditions through better primary care. That's the goal of the "chronic care sustainability initiative" in Rhode Island, or CSI&nbsp; RI.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31437 at http://ripr.org To Manage Chronic Disease, RI Tries A Team Sen. Whitehouse To Focus On Health Reform Success In RI http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-focus-health-reform-success-ri <p>Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a roundtable discussion Monday on how the Affordable Care Act is benefiting the state. He hopes to call attention to efforts to reduce costs and improve quality.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:42:44 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25451 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse To Focus On Health Reform Success In RI Insurance Commissioner Koller Stepping Down http://ripr.org/post/insurance-commissioner-koller-stepping-down <p>Rhode Island’s first health insurance commissioner, Christopher Koller, will be leaving his post this summer. Koller will be heading a foundation in New York City.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:01:43 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13785 at http://ripr.org Insurance Commissioner Koller Stepping Down