News & Events


  • May 13, 2015 – CurrentCare OPEN HOUSE
  • February 6 – Wear Red Day
  • February 6 – ADA Give Kids a Smile Day
  • February 28 – Deadline for Medicare providers to attest to MU
  • February 28 – Last Day to submit 2014 PQRS data; this will determine the 2014 incentive payment and the 2016 payment adjustment
  • March 18 -  Kick Butts Day
  • March 24 – American Diabetes Alert Day
  • March 30 – Targeted deadline for Medicaid providers to attest to Meaningful Use via RI Medicaid’s Healthcare Portal
  • March 31 – Last date to submit PCMH 2011 survey tools
  • April 7 – World Health Day
  • April 12 – 16 – HIMSS 15th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL
  • May 5 – World Asthma Day
  • May 6 – National School Nurses Day
  • June 14 – World Blood Donor Day
  • July 1 – Deadline to submit 2016 Hardship Exception Application
  • September 29 – World Heart Day
  • October 5 – 9 National Health IT Week
  • October 8 – National Depression Screening Day
  • October 28 – National Lung Health Day
  • December 31 – Reporting for the 2015 PQRS program year ends; 2015 program year data will determine the 2017 payment adjustment


Press Releases

Press Releases

9/30/2015 - RIQI Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

9/25/2015 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Awarded $100K ONC Grant

8/06/2015 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Receives $2.7 Million Federal Grant to Improve Care Coordination and Transitions for Long-Term Care Patients and Caregivers

5/13/2015 - CurrentCare OPEN HOUSE

4/13/2015 - Lifespan and Care New England’s New Epic Electronic Health Record Now Sharing Patient Data with CurrentCare for Better, More Coordinated Care

3/30/2015 - EOHHS Secretary, Elizabeth Roberts, joins Rhode Island Quality Institute Board of Directors

1/29/2015 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

8/26/2014 - Rhode Island Quality Institute and Providence VA Medical Center Collaborate to Improve Coordination of Care for RI Veterans Through CurrentCare

7/31/2014 - CurrentCare Reaches Enrollment Milestone - more than 400,000 individuals are now enrolled in CurrentCare.

3/6/2014 - Rhode Island Healthcare Providers Reach Direct Messaging Milestone

10/21/2013 - CurrentCare receiving Radiology Reports from Rhode Island Medical Imaging

9/17/2013 - Providers Look to the Future with Health Information Technology;RI Regional Extension Center Services Featured During National Health IT Week

6/26/2013 - HITE-CT and Rhode Island Quality Institute announce partnership to promote interstate Direct communication between healthcare providers

6/25/2013 - RI Foundation awards $60,000 grant to Rhode Island Quality Institute for Veteran’s Initiative

5/29/2013 - RI Surpasses Important National Healthcare Milestone

4/9/2013 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Receives National Award for Excellence in Mental Health

4/4/2013 - CurrentCare is the First Statewide HIE in the Nation to Exchange Behavioral Health Data

4/3/2013 - RIQI Recognized As Leader in Advancing Use of Health Information Technology

2/15/2013 - The Rhode Island Regional Extension Center Launches Its New EHR Adoption Program for Specialists

1/15/2013 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Responds to ONC’s Request for Comments on Meaningful Use of EHRs, Stage 3


4/1/2014 - RI healthcare providers reach Direct Messaging milestone, Rhode Island Medical Journal

3/6/2014 - The Rhode Island Quality Institute is recognized as a leader organization for its innovative Hospital Alerts program, Health IT Outcomes

3/6/2014 - Rhode Island Healthcare Providers Reach Direct Messaging Milestone, Healthcare Informatics

2/21/2014 - The Rhode Island Quality Institute is recognized as a leader organization for its innovative Hospital Alerts program, Healthcare Informatics

11/20/2013 - R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange, InfomationWeek

10/03/2013 - Population Assessment Using a Statewide Informatics Platform: CurrentCare’s data analytics provide insights about individual patients as well as populations, ensuring that care teams and other stakeholders receive standardized, actionable and reliable information about the healthcare delivery system. Read the article

10/03/2013 - RI REC has expertise in Health IT and quality improvement to help providers build medical homes. Read the case study

8/20/2013 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a new brief featuring the Rhode Island Quality Institute’s Beacon Community work ensuring relevance and usability of Quality Measure Results. Read More

7/01/2013 - Proceed With Caution: IT security concerns, a host of other issues have kept mental health data in the shadows, Health Data Management

6/28/2013 - Video: National Council Awards of Excellence 2013 – Rhode Island Quality Institute, featuring Laura Adams

6/26/2013 - HITE-CT And Rhode Island Quality Institute Announce Partnership To Promote Interstate Direct Communication Between Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Technology Online

6/25/2013 - Rhode Island Foundation grant bolsters veterans’ health care, Providence Business News

6/18/2013 - Regional Extension Centers Move Forward, HITECH Answers

5/21/2013 - EHR Integration Lessons Learned, PhysBizTech

4/09/2013 - Rhode Island Quality Institute Receives National Award For Excellence In Mental Health, Healthcare Technology Online

4/05/2013 - Rhode Island HIE Begins Exchange of Behavioral Health Data, EHR Intelligence

4/03/2013 - Federal Government Lauds Efforts to Increase Use of Health IT, Health Management Technology

3/01/2013 - A Holistic Approach Gives the Mind Its Due, Health Progress, Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States

2/26/2013 - Rhode Island Regional Extension Center to Help Specialists in EHR, Becker's Hospital Review

2/25/2013 - Future of care tied to analytics: Up to eight engines in use in Rhode Island, Providence Business News

2/25/2013 - Rhode Island REC launches EHR adoption plan for specialists,

2/04/2013 - The next dimension in patient-centered care Providence Business News

1/24/2013 - Include Job Data in EHRs as Part of Stage 3 Meaningful Use Criteria,

1/23/2013 - RIQI advocates for Accelerated Stage 3 standards,

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