Audit Shows State’s Board of Registration in Medicine Lacks Oversight of Health Services for Physicians

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In an audit released today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump strongly recommended that the Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM) formalize its relationship with Physician Health Services (PHS), the commonwealth’s physician health program (PHP) provider.
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Mayor Curtatone Calls for Face Coverings in All Places of Business and Public Areas

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All members of the public above the age of 2 urged to wear a face-covering when outside their homes in order to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

SOMERVILLE, MA – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Health have issued a public advisory that, starting immediately, everyone in Somerville should Continue reading Mayor Curtatone Calls for Face Coverings in All Places of Business and Public Areas

Letter to the Editor: Survival of US Healthcare Delivery

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I am a retired healthcare executive living here in Somerville and the author of the book – “Dying Well Prepared; Conversations and Choices”.

There is a looming elephant in the room with this COVID 19 pandemic – our for-profit healthcare delivery network is fragile enough to fail and if not then it will need drastic action to recover on the other side. Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Survival of US Healthcare Delivery