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Plays Well with Others

As healthcare continues the journey of digital data generation and capture, the industry appears to be making real strides in the quest to be able to share and act on that data to meet healthcare's triple aim.

The New Face of Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic medicine procedures have become increasingly popular, but not all procedures ... or practices ... are created equal.

Profiles

Pioneering Sexual Health

Pioneering Sexual Health

Meharry professor Dr. Kevin Billups is a pioneer in the field of men's health.

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Meals 4 Health and Healing

Meals 4 Health and Healing

The Heimerdinger Foundation, named in memory of beloved Titans coach Mike Heimerdinger, takes one burden off of cancer patients and their caretakers through the gift of nutritious meals.

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Business

Breakfast Celebrating the Women to Watch Class of 2017 Huge Success

Breakfast Celebrating the Women to Watch Class of 2017 Huge Success

Nashville Medical News' Women to Watch 2017 Breakfast celebrating 10 incredible women making a difference in healthcare was a sold out event.

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HIT Parade: News from Healthcare's Tech Sector

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NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

The new DOL Fiduciary Rule impacts everyone from consumers seeking advice on retirement options to those dispensing that advice.

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Plays Well with Others

Plays Well with Others

As healthcare continues the journey of digital data generation and capture, the industry appears to be making real strides in the quest to be able to share and act on that data to meet healthcare's triple aim.

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Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

The opening of the Center for Medical Interoperability headquarters and testing lab brings national efforts to improve seamless communication across the continuum of care to Nashville.

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Being Held Hostage by Ransomware

Being Held Hostage by Ransomware

When it comes to cyber attacks, the best offense is a good defense.

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Financing the Deal

Financing the Deal

The Nashville Health Care Council's annual program drew a full house as experts shared perspectives on the state of the healthcare industry.

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Cybersecurity: It's All About the Holes

Cybersecurity: It's All About the Holes

Creating a culture of cybersecurity requires training, vigilance and a desire to discover your weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

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Part 1: What the H?

Part 1 of a 3-part series on the H-words that rule healthcare privacy and security. Parts 2 & 3 are available online through the Nashville Medical News blog.

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Change Healthcare Joins Blockchain Initiative

San Francisco-based Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, recently announced eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

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Stratasan Brings Healthcare Intelligence to the C-Suite with New Software

Nashville-based technology company, Stratasan , creator of proprietary software tools and specialized services, recently launched a new solution for hospital and health system C-suite executives interested in applying data-based insights to their growth plans.

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Symplr, Vistar Join Forces

Symplr, Vistar Join Forces

In May, symplr®, a leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, announced it has joined forces with Vistar Technologies, a leader in the development and support of provider management software for healthcare providers, managed care and payer organizations.

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Satchel Health Appoints Hyde as CEO

Nashville-based Satchel Health, a healthcare technology company facilitating innovation in healthcare accessibility through telemedicine solutions for post-acute care providers, announced the appointment of Lanson Hyde as chief executive officer last month.

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Lipscomb College of Pharmacy, IBM Partner on Business Intelligence Technologies

Lipscomb College of Pharmacy, IBM Partner on Business Intelligence Technologies

This spring, IBM and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy announced an initiative to help train the next-generation of pharmacists on business analytics and insight-derived decision-making.

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emids Across the Pond

emids Across the Pond

Last month, Nashville-based emids announced they have opened shop in London. The HIT company, which also has a presence in India, is focused on technology services and solutions for healthcare payers, providers, and HIT vendors.

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Aylward Named CEO of Preferral

Nashville-based technology firm Preferral, a web-based application for managing and scheduling patient referrals between physicians, recently named healthcare veteran Jim Aylward as CEO.

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FCA Venture Partners Leads Latest Vericred Funding

FCA Venture Partners Leads Latest Vericred Funding

Last month, healthcare data services company Vericred, announced the closing of a $5.5 million Series A funding round led by Nashville-based FCA Venture Partners, with participation from existing and new investors.

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Events

June 20-21: Tivity Health to Convene Inaugural Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging

Collaboration with Health eVillages, the MIT AgeLab and the Jefferson College of Population Health to chart course for rural aging in America through inaugural Connectivity Summit: A Catalyst for Change on Rural Aging, June 20-21 in New Hampshire.

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June 26-29: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Designated Center of Excellence in Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security, Hosts In

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is taking a major role in helping to ensure that medical products and pharmaceuticals used around the world are safe.

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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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July 27-30: 2017 AAD Summer Meeting

The American Academy of Dermatology will host their summer meeting in New York City from July 27-30.

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Clinical

The New Face of Aesthetic Medicine

The New Face of Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic medicine procedures have become increasingly popular, but not all procedures ... or practices ... are created equal.

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Moving at Light Speed

Moving at Light Speed

No longer the stuff of science fiction, lasers and radio frequency are improving skin care one patient at a time.

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Disappearing Ink

Disappearing Ink

When that really awesome tattoo isn't so awesome anymore, patients now have access to new technology that makes removal much easier.

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Something to Smile About

Something to Smile About

Receding gum lines can damage more than self-esteem, but a procedure now available in Nashville is offering hope to patients suffering from a common dental concern.

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'Sun Screen'

'Sun Screen'

It's summer down south ... time to remind patients of the importance of protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools

Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools

New research, new tools bring new hope when it comes to preventing and treating breast cancer.

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SMILE: New 3D Minimally Invasive Surgery for Myopia Makes Statewide Debut

SMILE: New 3D Minimally Invasive Surgery for Myopia Makes Statewide Debut

A new minimally invasive procedure to treat myopia is something to SMILE about.

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Research

Trial Tests Implantable Device to Ease GERD

Trial Tests Implantable Device to Ease GERD

For more than a dozen years Buz Harrison, a Nashville-based media producer, has been plagued by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Regulatory/Compliance

Attention Now Turns to the Senate for Healthcare Reform

On May 15, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged Senate leaders to keep in mind patients at risk of losing their insurance coverage. "Significant changes to the ACA or Medicaid program potentially threaten the ability for millions of Americans to obtain and retain coverage. It is these citizens, constituents, and patients who should be at the center of this debate," wrote AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD.

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Part 1: What the H?

Part 1 of a 3-part series on the H-words that rule healthcare privacy and security. Parts 2 & 3 are available online through the Nashville Medical News blog.

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Op-Ed: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform

Op-Ed: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform

Discussions about repealing, replacing or repairing the ACA continue as legislators from both sides of the aisle grapple with accessibility and affordability. Nashville Medical News is pleased to share the ideas and opinions of two of our U.S. Representatives from Middle Tennessee on the issue.

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Grand Rounds

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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New GI Practice Opens

New GI Practice Opens

Veteran gastroenterologists Neil Price, MD, FACG, AGAF, Elizabeth Lindsey, MD, and Mark Miller, MD, have formed GastroIntestinal Health Partners with offices in Nashville and Lebanon.

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Marger Appointed CEO of TriStar Summit

Marger Appointed CEO of TriStar Summit

Brian Marger, FACHE, has been appointed chief executive officer of TriStar Summit Medical Center effective June 1 and will be responsible for operations at the 200-bed hospital and related care areas.

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LifePoint Health Promotes Ross to SVP

LifePoint Health Promotes Ross to SVP

Brentwood-based LifePoint Health recently promoted Jason Ross to senior vice president, revenue and network management for the organization.

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Mitchell Promoted to EVP, Finance for ChanceLight

Mitchell Promoted to EVP, Finance for ChanceLight

Last month, Nashville-based ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, a leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults, announced Kevin Mitchell has been promoted to executive vice president for finance.

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TOA Adds Williams, Expands Cookeville Hours

TOA Adds Williams, Expands Cookeville Hours

Recently, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA) announced the addition of Richard I. Williams, MD to its large network of providers.

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Ammar Joins Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial

Ammar Joins Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial

The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial has announced the addition of pediatric gastroenterologist M. Samer Ammar, MD, to TriStar Medical Group Children's Specialists.

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Block Appointed to New Nursing Role for TriStar

Block Appointed to New Nursing Role for TriStar

HCA's TriStar Division recently appointed Velinda Block DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as chief nursing executive.

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