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.
 

More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Title: More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Title: CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Title: E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Title: Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Title: Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Title: Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST


UT Genetics Center reorganization leaves families upset, concerned - WBIR-TV

UT Genetics Center reorganization leaves families upset, concerned
WBIR-TV
The Parkers hope East Tennessee Children's Hospital will be able to keep working their girls, but Sather, who turns 18 later this month, may now have to drive to Nashville or Atlanta for lab work. "We've never been there, don't know anybody ...

Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 11:07 pm CST

Benson - Norris Wedding - Roanoke Times

Roanoke Times

Benson - Norris Wedding
Roanoke Times
Samuel and Vivian met while studying at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and the two now live in Chicago, Ill. Both are pursuing medical degrees, with Samuel studying at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Vivian ...

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Posted Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:49 am CST

Keith Urban says wife Nicole Kidman, family spending New Year's in Niagara Falls - Medicine Hat News

Medicine Hat News

Keith Urban says wife Nicole Kidman, family spending New Year's in Niagara Falls
Medicine Hat News
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 5, 2014. Keith Urban says wife Nicole Kidman and their family will accompany him to Niagara Falls, Ont., for his New Year's ...

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Posted Monday, December 22, 2014 12:52 pm CST