The RIBGH Campaign

Businesses promoting improved health care choices

Welcome

As the voice of Rhode Island business on health care, the Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH) assists Rhode Island employers of all industries and sizes in navigating the ever changing health care marketplace and in getting the most from their health care investment. RIBGH strives to promote better care delivery, transparency and healthier outcomes at affordable, predictable costs. RIBGH continues to promote sound health care investment and well workforces in the RI business community.

The group is focused on increasing transparency to insure that consumers and employers can evaluate all providers based on quality, cost, and utilization. RIBGH partnered with Consumer Reports to introduce the Choosing Wisely® campaign as a resource to the State of Rhode Island. Consumer Reports has provided several informative materials for patients to begin a dialogue with their physicians about the care they are receiving. This site includes recommendations that can be used to make wiser decisions about the most appropriate care a patient needs.

Please visit www.ribgh.org for more information or contact us at [email protected].

Tests

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Imaging

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Drugs

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Procedures

Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Informes en español

La mayoría de nuestros informes sobre fármacos, pruebas y tratamientos están disponibles en español. Hemos reunido a todos los informes en un solo sitio.

Consumer Health Choices videos

Our video collection reinforces the messages from Choosing Wisely and Best Buy Drugs. You can watch them here, share them, or view the entire collection.

 

Additional Resources

1. Resources about imaging

  • Image Wisely.  This website is focused on radiation safety in adult medical imaging. It offers information and materials for physicians, patients, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
  • Image Gently . This is an information site for parents of children featuring information on radiation safety in pediatric imaging. Produced by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, this website supports awareness about radiation exposure that children receive when undergoing imaging procedures. The Alliance is a consortium of over 63 specialty societies including the radiologists and pediatricians.
  • RadiologyInfo.org . This site provides Information for patients on the risks of medical imaging procedures like X-rays, CT Exams and MRIs.  It answers key questions in print and video format such as “How much medical radiation is too much?” and “How much medical radiation is safe?” Click here for a printable card to record your medical imaging history.

2. Resources about antibiotic use.

3. Free resources for more sensible healthcare decisions, from Consumer Reports.

4. The complete set of Choosing Wisely consumer materials.