The Transformation of Med Ed

AMA continues quest to accelerate change in physician training

A little more than a year ago, the American Medical Association announced $11 million in grants to 11 academic medical centers to fundamentally change the way physicians are educated and trained ...Read More


Current Nashville Medical News

Medical Groups, Area YMCA Collaborate to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

This fall, the American Medical Association, along with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Medical Association and the Tennessee Nurses Association, held a summit for area physicians, nurses and other medical professionals to learn about new resources for preventing type 2 diabetes and introduce a new diabetes prevention program.


 
HEALTH EDUCATION FOCUS

The Transformation of Med Ed | Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical School, Dr. Susan Skochelak, Dr. Bonnie Miller, American Medical Association, AMA, Med Ed, Vanderbilt, Master Adaptive Learner, Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative
The Transformation of Med Ed

AMA continues quest to accelerate change in physician training

A little more than a year ago, the American Medical Association announced $11 million in grants to 11 academic medical centers to fundamentally change the way physicians are educated and trained.


 
WGU’s Competency-Based Curriculum Enhances Tennessee’s Healthcare Workforce | WGU Tennessee, Western Governors University, Competency-Based Learning, Kimberly Estep, Shannon Tucker, Online Education, Healthcare Education
WGU’s Competency-Based Curriculum Enhances Tennessee’s Healthcare Workforce

Although WGU Tennessee officially launched in July 2013, “The University of You” has a history of offering targeted, competency-based, online curriculum that dates back 15 years.


 
Marian University at Saint Thomas … One Year Later | Marian University at Saint Thomas Health, Accelerated Nursing Program, BSN, RN, Healthcare Workforce, Health Professions Education, Amy Stauffacher, Samantha Montagno
Marian University at Saint Thomas … One Year Later

A year ago, Indianapolis-based Marian University announced a partnership with Saint Thomas Health to bring an accelerated nursing degree program to Middle Tennessee to address workforce shortages by educating highly skilled professionals in a concentrated 16-month period.


 
Meharry Convocation Filled with Ceremony, Surprises
Meharry Convocation Filled with Ceremony, Surprises

Last month, Meharry Medical College faculty, students and distinguished guests gathered at the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education to celebrate the educational institution’s 139th Convocation.


 
Parallon’s StaRN Program Answers Critical Nursing Need | StaRN, Parallon, HCA, Nursing Shortage, Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses, Tony Pentangelo
Parallon’s StaRN Program Answers Critical Nursing Need

Parallon Business Solutions, an HCA subsidiary offering a range of business and operational solutions, recently launched StaRN: Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses — a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses in Florida.


 
RADIOLOGY/IMAGING FOCUS

The New Rules of Radiology Reimbursement | Radiology Reimbursement, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Stark Law Loophole, Radiology Alliance, Touchstone Medical Imaging, Kirk Hintz, Clete Madden
The New Rules of Radiology Reimbursement

There’s no question imaging technology has far surpassed expectations, but the business of radiology is evolving every bit as rapidly.


 
National Campaigns Urge Physicians to Image Gently, Wisely | Image Gently, Image Wisely, Choosing Wisely, Radiology Safety, Ketsia Pierre, Chad Calendine, Radiology Alliance Nashville, Premier Radiology Nashville
National Campaigns Urge Physicians to Image Gently, Wisely

A concerted effort to eliminate unnecessary medical procedures is underway across America, and radiology experts are taking a lead role.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Interventional Radiologist Dan Wunder Keeps the Focus on Quality of Life | Dr. Dan Wunder, Premier Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Atherectomy, Kyphoplasty, Arteriogram, Diagnostic Radiology, Saint Thomas Health, PAD, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Leg Pain
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Interventional Radiologist Dan Wunder Keeps the Focus on Quality of Life

Many people mistakenly think radiology is used solely for diagnoses … not for life-enhancing procedures … but Dan Wunder, MD, is quick to disagree.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: For NuSirt Biopharma, Less is More | NuSirt Biopharma, Joe Cook, Dr. Michael Zemel, Leucine, Sirtuin, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Metaboloic Disease, Glucose Control, Metformin
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: For NuSirt Biopharma, Less is More

Company Looks to Enhance Pharmaceutical Effectiveness While Lowering Dosages

In the last few months, Nashville-based NuSirt Biopharma has initiated its first clinical trial in humans, completed one of the year’s most successful capital campaigns, and presented two papers at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions.


 
Grand Rounds

November 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 

Breaking News

VUMC Makes Financial Break from Vanderbilt
On Nov. 14, officials with Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the institution is embarking on the process to restructure the academic medical facility as a financially distinct entity from Vanderbilt University. The announcement stressed the two organizaitons would "remain tightly woven together by mission, academic programs, and the respected Vanderbilt name." Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs will continue to lead both VUMC and to serve as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
 
THA, Enroll America Partner to Support Healthcare Coverage
The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) has publicly announced its partnership with Enroll America, a national organization providing enrollment support for insurance coverage through the federal insurance marketplace, and its Get Covered America campaign in Tennessee.
 

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
Title: Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
Title: Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports
Title: ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
Title: Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse
Title: Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
Title: Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST


Faith, medicine meet at a crossroads of the world - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Faith, medicine meet at a crossroads of the world
The Tennessean
Some of the patients in the Siloam Family Health Center Tuesday came from Guatemala, some from South East Asia and some from parts of Africa. In a little doctor's office on Gale Lane in Nashville, faith, calling and medicine meet at a crossroads of the ...

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 5:23 pm CST

Startup eRounds: 'If LinkedIn and Pinterest had a baby and that baby went to ... - MedCity News

Startup eRounds: 'If LinkedIn and Pinterest had a baby and that baby went to ...
MedCity News
A Nashville, Tenn.-based startup wants to redefine social media in healthcare with the roll out of a “social clinical” platform aimed at physicians who want to collaborate with each other using mobile devices. The company, eRounds, was formed earlier ...

Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 8:01 am CST

A Careless Solution - The Texas Observer

The Texas Observer

A Careless Solution
The Texas Observer
Only then did Correct Care Solutions fire the lead physician, Steve Hiland, who'd been sued in federal court 103 times by inmates and their families since 1992. In Feb. 2014, the family of Charlene Karr agreed to mediation with Correct Care Solutions ...

Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 8:18 am CST