RIQI in the News

The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is pleased to announce it will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for its health information exchange (HIE) vendor. RIQI plans to release the RFP the week of February 10, 2020 with responses due on March 9, 2020.  

RIQI is a center of collaborative innovation, based in Providence, Rhode Island, which drives healthcare transformation to improve the healthcare delivery system and health outcomes. RIQI’s mission is to significantly improve health and advance the quality and value of care.  RIQI owns and operates CurrentCare, Rhode Island’… Read More

By ConvergenceRI
February 3, 2020

PROVIDENCE – Neil Sarkar, Ph.D., the interim president and CEO at the Rhode Island Quality Institute, occupies a unique position atop a mountain of health data analytics under way in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Quality Institute is the home of CurrentCare, the state’s health information exchange, which manages the flow of information around clinical health data for more than 50 percent of Rhode Island’s residents, some 537,000 individuals.

Sarkar is also the founding director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Brown… Read More

Learn the ins and outs of advance care planning in Rhode Island with this informative video on Advance Directives by Dr. Jennifer Ritzau, MD, of Hope Health.

Ranney named Woman Physician of the Year
By PBN Staff 
April 3, 2019 3:23 pm

PROVIDENCE – An emergency physician and nationally known gun safety advocate is this year’s Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association Woman Physician of the Year.

Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an emergency room physician at Rhode Island and the Miriam hospitals, has been named as the 2019 winner.

The annual award recognizes excellence in the field of medicine along with outstanding community involvement.

Ranney serves as chief researcher and… Read More

By PBN Staff

April 5, 2019 1:52 pm

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Quality Institute has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar interim president and CEO, the organization announced Friday.

Sarkar currently serves as the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Brown University. He started in the interim role at RIQI effective April 1. Sarkar succeeds Laura Adams, RIQI’s founder and former CEO.

RIQI’s board of directors said that it will conduct a national search for Adams’ permanent… Read More

Adams leaves RIQI

By Elizabeth Graham

April 2, 2019 6:06 pm

PROVIDENCE – Laura Adams, founder and CEO of Rhode Island Quality Institute, left the organization this week.

After spending about two months transitioning out, Adams’ last day at the helm of RIQI was Monday, RIQI’s Senior Director of Strategy and Growth Scott Young confirmed.

Dr. Neil Sarkar has been appointed interim CEO.

Adams, who founded RIQI in 2001, is moving on to other endeavors, Young said. Adams’ LinkedIn profile says that she is currently… Read More

Innovative service allows patients to give individuals access to their CurrentCare for Me health record and receive alerts when the patient is admitted, discharged or transferred in a hospital, emergency department or skilled nursing facility.

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) launches CurrentCare for Me Designee Alerts to give patients the ability to assign designees to receive email and/or text notifications when the patient is admitted, discharged or transferred at participating hospitals, emergency departments and skilled nursing facilities. Alerts are also… Read More

PBN Staff
March 22, 2019 6:01 am

PBN HAS ANNOUNCED the winners of the 2019 PBN C-Suite Awards.

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News on Friday announced the winners of its 2019 C-Suite Awards, recognizing top C-level executives in the public, private and nonprofit sectors who are innovators, trailblazers, role models and leaders in the community.

PBN named Arthur Sampson, a member of Lifespan Inc.’s CEO Council and president of The… Read More

September 25, 2018 - A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring messaging.

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August 15, 2018 — SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. is collaborating with the Rhode Island Quality Institute using a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ grant of $8.3 million to improve screening and evidence-based responses for tobacco cessation and weight loss management using its HealthCoach for Me software.

Pro-Change customized HealthCoach for Me specifically for the pilot program to leverage Pro-Change’s Health Risk Intervention and LifeStyle Management programs, according to an announcement from the company on the collaboration. As… Read More

April 10, 2018 — PROVIDENCE, RI — The New England Business Association (NEBA), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards, have announced the 2018 Finalists. NEBA selected RIQI from 213 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this competition.

Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and NEBA continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing,… Read More

With the recent Equifax Cyberattack you may have increased concerns about the privacy and security of your information. The Privacy and Security of the information for those enrolled in CurrentCare is of the utmost concern and importance to Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI). RIQI has established and implemented comprehensive privacy and information security policies, procedures, and safeguards to protect this information in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Click… Read More