Peanut Allergies: A Hard Nut to Crack

With a rising incidence of peanut allergies among children in the United States, clinical guidelines recently have been amended in an effort to reverse the trend. For those already allergic to the nut, an exciting new therapy...

Meharry Investigators Seek to End Racial Health Disparities

Investigators at the Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center work to answer the most puzzling questions related to race and health disparity.

Profiles

Finding His Way Home

Finding His Way Home

Dr. Daniel Sacks has come home to Nashville to practice at Otolaryngology Associates of Tennessee.

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NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare

NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare

Although Nashville is the epicenter of the health services industry, the city's health rankings consistently lag behind peer cities. NashvilleHealth is taking steps to flip the script.

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Business

THA Releases 2017 Rural Impact Report

THA Releases 2017 Rural Impact Report

Tennessee's rural hospitals play many roles in a community from the delivery of healthcare to serving as a major economic engine.

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Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Risk adjustment for clinical factors has become commonplace in the value-based reimbursement landscape. However, adjusting for social risk factors - which also strongly impact health outcomes - hasn't yet caught up.

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NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway: March 2017

NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway: March 2017

The second Tuesday of each month, practice managers and healthcare industry service providers gather at KraftCPA headquarters for the monthly Nashville Medical Group Management Association (NMGMA) meeting.

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LHC in D.C.

LHC in D.C.

With ACA repeal and replace in full swing, Leadership Health Care continues the streak of planning the annual trek to Washington, D.C. at pivotal moments impacting the healthcare industry.

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Change and Opportunity

Change and Opportunity

As healthcare shifts from volume to value, the way care is delivered impacts the places where it is delivered.

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Building Healthcare

Building Healthcare

National construction firm DeAngelis Diamond chooses Nashville for new regional office location.

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Events

May 4-7: 12th Annual SCALE Meeting Will Include New Psoriasis Session

The Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (TSLMS) invites you to the 12th annual meeting of SCALE, Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education, on May 4-7, 2017 at Music City Center.

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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Franklin, partners with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to Kick Off Movers for Moms® Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Franklin, partners with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to Kick Off Movers for Moms® Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters

Mellow Mushroom in Franklin is accepting donations through Mother's Day

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July 20-22nd: SURVIVORville 2017

Cancer doesn't end when treatment does....

SURVIVORville is where women can learn to navigate the muddy waters of survivorship. It's where they acquire the tools to help them re-build their lives after a cancer diagnosis.

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Jul 21: Save the Date-ACS Quality and Safety Conference Convenes in New York City, July 21-24, 2017

National conference will provide a professional forum on the most recent national and local quality and safety initiatives in the field of surgery.

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Clinical

Meharry Investigators Seek to End Racial Health Disparities

Meharry Investigators Seek to End Racial Health Disparities

Investigators at the Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center work to answer the most puzzling questions related to race and health disparity.

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Peanut Allergies: A Hard Nut to Crack

Peanut Allergies: A Hard Nut to Crack

With a rising incidence of peanut allergies among children in the United States, clinical guidelines recently have been amended in an effort to reverse the trend. For those already allergic to the nut, an exciting new therapy to build the immune response is working its way through clinical trials.

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Coming to Their Senses

Coming to Their Senses

Patients with sensory loss are finding answers at Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center

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Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Risk adjustment for clinical factors has become commonplace in the value-based reimbursement landscape. However, adjusting for social risk factors - which also strongly impact health outcomes - hasn't yet caught up.

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Nashville General Requests Additional Funding

Nashville General Requests Additional Funding

Nashville's safety net hospital needs a safety net of its own in terms of funding.

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Research

Undiagnosed Diseases Network Dedicated to Solving Medical Mysteries

Undiagnosed Diseases Network Dedicated to Solving Medical Mysteries

It's human nature to need answers. Patients with debilitating symptoms need a diagnosis -- somewhere to place the blame, a starting point to search for answers.

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Regulatory/Compliance

CityHealth Unveils Health Policy Ratings for Largest U.S. Cities

CityHealth Unveils Health Policy Ratings for Largest U.S. Cities

In mid-February, CityHealth released its first round of ratings for public policies impacting health in the nation's 40 largest cities, including Memphis and Nashville.

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Doctors' Day on the Hill Draws Record Crowd

Doctors' Day on the Hill Draws Record Crowd

A record number of physicians and other healthcare advocates took part in the Tennessee Medical Association's Day on the Hill on Tuesday in support of better state healthcare policies.

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Grand Rounds

Building Expansion Planned for VUSN

Building Expansion Planned for VUSN

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will soon break ground on a new 29,947-square-foot addition connecting to its existing buildings on the Vanderbilt campus. Construction is expected to begin in late spring and be completed August 2018.

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CarePayment Announces New Owner, Moves HQ to Nashville

In March, Cedar Springs Capital, LLC, together with Crestline Investors, Inc. acquired majority interest in CarePayment, a patient financial engagement company with more than a decade of experience partnering with providers to offer patients zero percent interest payment programs.

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Nashville General Hospital Foundation Event

Nashville General Hospital Foundation Event

On Saturday, March 11, Nashville General Hospital Foundation hosted a Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction with special performance by Eric Blue and Richard Griffin.

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Awards, Honors, Achievements

Awards, Honors, Achievements

HighPoint Health System Market Chief Financial Officer Bob Barrett has been named "CFO of the Year" by LifePoint Health®.

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STH Acquires daVinci® Xi

STH Acquires daVinci® Xi

With 10 years of robotic surgical experience and almost 5,000 completed robotic surgical procedures, Saint Thomas Health has taken the next technological step by adopting use of the daVinci® Xi Surgical System.

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Watts to Lead National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Watts to Lead National Health Care for the Homeless Council

The Nashville-based national organization, which serves as a leading voice for the advancement of homeless healthcare and secure housing issues, has named G. Robert ("Bobby") Watts as its new CEO.

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Wisniewski Joins InfoWorks as Healthcare Principal

Wisniewski Joins InfoWorks as Healthcare Principal

InfoWorks has added 20-year healthcare industry veteran Mark Wisniewski as a principal consultant to the Nashville-based management consulting firm.

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Pratt Named Saint Thomas Rutherford CFO

Pratt Named Saint Thomas Rutherford CFO

Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named chief financial officer for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017. Pratt joined Saint Thomas Health in 2011 and was most recently CFO for Saint Thomas Medical Partners.

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