The Next Generation of Dentistry

Meharry is bringing the latest in technology and innovation to dental students.

Employing Value-Added Design to Improve Performance

Gresham Smith and Partners has enhanced the value proposition by creating a holistic framework that considers much more than traditional form and function.

Profiles

Something to Smile About

Something to Smile About

Delta Dental of Tennessee CEO Phil Wenk, DDS, appreciates the value of a happy, healthy smile.

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Dr. Patrick Ryan: Making Quality the Cornerstone of His Practice

Dr. Patrick Ryan: Making Quality the Cornerstone of His Practice

Whether talking about outcomes, patient experience, the workplace environment or family relationships, Dr. Patrick Ryan keeps his focus firmly on quality.

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Business

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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The Three R's of Healthcare Reform: Repeal, Replace, Repair

The Three R's of Healthcare Reform: Repeal, Replace, Repair

AHIP's Marilyn Tavenner and AHA's Rick Pollack recently addressed federal reform efforts as the president and legislators grapple with repealing, replacing or repairing the country's healthcare system.

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NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

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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Waller Expands Dental, DSO Legal Practice

Waller Expands Dental, DSO Legal Practice

Don Moody, who leads Waller's nationally recognized dental and DSO legal practice has been recognized as one of the "32 Most Influential People in Dentistry."

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SmileDirectClub Plans Major Team Expansion

SmileDirectClub Plans Major Team Expansion

Direct-to-consumer orthodontics startup SmileDirectClub recently announced plans to add more than 400 jobs locally over the next five years to both its Bank of America Plaza headquarters and its manufacturing and distribution center in Antioch.

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Events

Mark your Calendar: March 27 Event

Mark your Calendar:  March 27 Event

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is hosting a series of recognizing domestic violence seminars on Monday, March 27.

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Mar 17: ACC Scientific Session

The 66th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology will be March 17-19, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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April 10: Friends & Fashion

An event benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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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

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon has recently added dental services to the full-service health clinic. A dentist and hygienist are available three days a week, and the clinic accepts both appointments and walk-in clients.

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On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection

On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection

Dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care providers play an important role in the early detection of oral cavity cancers, and ... equally importantly ... in fostering prevention by providing education on key risk factors.

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CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

New report finds even a small amount of coronary artery calcium in those under age 50 is a big predictor of increased risk for coronary heart disease.

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The Next Generation of Dentistry

The Next Generation of Dentistry

Meharry is bringing the latest in technology and innovation to dental students.

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'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues

'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues

New initiative, launched on Random Acts of Kindness Day, encourages understanding and provides resources to help young people cope with life challenges

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Research

Vanderbilt Team's Discovery Offers New Insight on Lung Cancer Risk

Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic "signature" from the airways of heavy smokers that could lead to better risk assessment and perhaps new ways to stop lung cancer before it starts.

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Regulatory/Compliance

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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Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition Applauds Proposed Rx Benefits Legislation

The Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition, a coalition of 17 leading patient and provider groups is voicing support for a bill that would require commercial health plans honor the terms of their prescription coverage plans for the duration of the contract year. The group said the legislation, known as the "Reliable Coverage Act" (SB 991/HB 960), would protect consumers by preventing prescription coverage reductions outside of the open enrollment period.

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Grand Rounds

CMS Quality Payment Program Chooses Qsource

CMS Quality Payment Program Chooses Qsource

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Qsource to help small practices in Tennessee and Alabama prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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Initiative Launches to Stop Heart Disease, Stroke in Women

Initiative Launches to Stop Heart Disease, Stroke in Women

In late February, the Women's Heart Alliance (WHA), Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and country music superstar Martina McBride announced the Cities and Communities with Heart Initiative (CCHI) Nashville - a collaborative, multi-year effort to address cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women.

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Conley Named CEO of TriStar Southern Hills

Conley Named CEO of TriStar Southern Hills

Joanna Conley has been appointed chief executive officer of the 126-bed TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center effective April 1. Currently, she serves as CEO of Poinciana Medical Center, an HCA affiliate in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Toth Tapped to Lead Saint Thomas Women & Children Services

Toth Tapped to Lead Saint Thomas Women & Children Services

Kristen Toth, formerly executive director of Saint Thomas Health Alliance, has been named vice president of Program Development-Women and Children, at Saint Thomas Health, which is part of Ascension.

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Sibley Named LifePoint Central Group COO

Sibley Named LifePoint Central Group COO

Brentwood-based LifePoint Health recently announced Cherie Sibley, FACHE has been named chief operating officer of the company's Central Group of hospitals, effective March 13.

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NHC Names New CIO

NHC Names New CIO

National HealthCare Corporation announced in mid-February that long-time healthcare technology leader B. Anderson "Andy" Flatt has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.

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New Addiction Treatment Center Adds Emphasis on Reducing Relapse

New Addiction Treatment Center Adds Emphasis on Reducing Relapse

Research has shown patients who seek residential addiction treatment relapse at a rate of 60 percent. JourneyPure At The River, located in Murfreesboro, sought an innovative way to address the issue.

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Biles Joins Leadership Saint Thomas Rutherford, Regional

Biles Joins Leadership Saint Thomas Rutherford, Regional

Tracy Biles has been named vice president of Mission Integration for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals - which includes Saint Thomas Highlands, Saint Thomas DeKalb, Saint Thomas Stones River and Saint Thomas River Park.

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