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Haslam Unveils Opioid Plan

Governor Haslam recently unveiled a three-pronged plan to address Tennessee's opioid epidemic.

Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

Recently, the ACC and AHA lowered the definition of hypertension and did away with the term 'prehypertension' in an effort to start interventions earlier.

Of Legends and Legacy

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame celebration at Belmont University serves as an annual reminder of the depth and breadth of industry expertise that originates from this state to impact healthcare on a national and globa...

Profiles

A Nashville Transplant Story

A Nashville Transplant Story

Ashok Babu, MD, is giving a second chance to cardiac patients at Saint Thomas Heart

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Teckro: Connecting Clinical Trials Worldwide

Teckro: Connecting Clinical Trials Worldwide

Teckro, a new addition to Nashville's healthcare ecosystem, is using technology to streamline the clinical trials process and enhance compliance and engagement.

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Business

The Battle over 340B

The Battle over 340B

The battle over 340B continues as hospitals serving some of the nation's most vulnerable patients worry what will happen if $1.6 billion in cuts go through.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

Change is never easy, but Belmont's Melanie Adams helped NMGMA members navigate best practices to enhance successful implementation of change initiatives.

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Wall Street Weighs In for 2018

Wall Street Weighs In for 2018

Top Wall Street analysts shared their industry predictions for 2018 at the Nashville Health Care Council signature event.

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TMA, AMA Study Touts $29 Billion Economic Impact of Physicians on Tennessee

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Change Healthcare Launches First Blockchain Solution: UPDATE

Change Healthcare Launches First Blockchain Solution: UPDATE

On Sept. 25, Change Healthcare announced the launch of the first blockchain solution for enterprise-scale use in healthcare, enabling payers and providers to boost revenue cycle efficiency, improve real-time analytics, cut costs, and create innovative new services.

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Searching for Middle Ground

Searching for Middle Ground

City and healthcare leaders continue searching for the best way to care for Nashville's most at-risk citizens.

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Events

Feb. 24: Women of Color Breakfast Celebrating Women's Heart Health

Uniting together to create a culture of health - hosted by Meharry Medical College and the Center For Women's Health Research

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March 16-17: TEDxNashville Convenes Top Thinkers and Doers for 2018 Conference

Tickets now available for TEDxNashville 2018

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March 22: Step By Step, We Can End Sexual Violence Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Awareness Walk

Walk A Mile in Their Shoes raises awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in our community while also honoring those who have survived this trauma.

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May 9-12: Music City SCALE Symposium

Hosted by the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the 13th Annual Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education (SCALE) is set for May at the Music City Center.

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Nov. 7-9: Unprecedented Medicaid Conference to Convene Disparate Stakeholders to Discuss Sector's Biggest Challenges, Initiate Solutions

Crossroads, An Artia Solutions Conference will gather the brightest minds in Medicaid Nov. 7-9, 2018, to jumpstart game-changing conversations about improving new drug policies, pharmaceutical trends, healthcare reform, regulations, and other pressing issues

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Clinical

Position on Governor Haslam's TN Together Initiative

The Tennessee Medical Association Board of Trustees has adopted the following position on Governor Haslam's TN Together plan for addressing the state's opioid abuse epidemic.

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The Impact of Clinical Trials in Tennessee

The Impact of Clinical Trials in Tennessee

With nearly 1,000 clinical trials in the state, a new study finds biopharma research supports 52,000 jobs in Tennessee and ads $11.7 billion to the economy.

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Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

Recently, the ACC and AHA lowered the definition of hypertension and did away with the term 'prehypertension' in an effort to start interventions earlier.

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Haslam Unveils Opioid Plan

Haslam Unveils Opioid Plan

Governor Haslam recently unveiled a three-pronged plan to address Tennessee's opioid epidemic.

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A Closer Look at Post-Acute Cardiac Care

A Closer Look at Post-Acute Cardiac Care

Nashville heart programs find innovative ways to encourage recovery after a heart event

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Heart Monitor

Nashville hospitals are bringing the latest in cardiac care to Middle Tennessee.

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Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight

Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight

Sticking to New Year's resolutions can help with a host of health concerns ... including lowering risk for many types of cancers.

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Research

Vanderbilt Investigators Discover New Compound to Starve Tumors

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine.

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Grand Rounds

AHA Names John Riggi Senior Advisor For Cybersecurity And Risk

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that John Riggi has joined the association as Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk.

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Mark Your Calendars

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TriStar Skyline Debuts Robotic Spine Surgery Technology

TriStar Skyline Debuts Robotic Spine Surgery Technology

Officials with TriStar Skyline Medical Center announced they have become the first hospital in Middle Tennessee to add the Mazor X surgical assurance platform to its orthopedic and spine surgery program.

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Frost-Arnett, HealthiPASS Form Strategic Alliance

Last month, Nashville-based Frost-Arnett, a large national player in accounts receivable management (ARM) for the healthcare industry, announced a strategic alliance with Illinois-based HealthiPASS, a revenue cycle solution that helps assure and accelerate collections while bringing price transparency to the patient payment experience.

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VICC, Tempus Launch Data Initiative to Improve Outcomes

VICC, Tempus Launch Data Initiative to Improve Outcomes

Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care by collecting and analyzing large volumes of molecular and clinical data, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have announced a new collaboration to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

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Baird Named TMA Director of Insurance Affairs

Baird Named TMA Director of Insurance Affairs

Karen Baird, CPC, CPMA has joined the Tennessee Medical Association as director of Insurance Affairs and will serve as the organization's in-house expert on federal and state health insurance policies and reform.

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STMP Celebrates New Sites, Staff

STMP Celebrates New Sites, Staff

It's been a busy couple of months for Saint Thomas Medical Partners with new leadership, facilities and physicians coming on board.

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Hill Named President of Peak Health Solutions

Hill Named President of Peak Health Solutions

Brad Hill has been named president of Peak Health Solutions, Inc., a mid-revenue cycle solution provider for acute care and physician practice markets. Peak Health Solutions, which moved from headquarters from San Diego to Franklin in 2014, is an AMN Healthcare company.

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