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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. 16: "Flu Shot Friday" Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

Feb. 16:

Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state.

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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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Feb 20: Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Feb 20: Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

"Acute Ischemic Stroke: 22 Years of Controversy"

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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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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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Regulatory/Compliance

Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller

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There's a New Bipartisan Budget & Most Healthcare Organizations are Happy

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AHA Supportive of Bill Addressing Community Rights to Set Smoking Policy

Preemption Repeal a Breath of Fresh Air for Tennessee: The fate of local smoking ordinances impacting the secondhand smoke Tennesseans breathe may finally be given to communities at the local level. Municipalities throughout Tennessee would be allowed to craft their own local smoking policies protecting the health of citizens through a bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature.

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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

Belmont Nursing Celebrates 45 Years

Belmont's School of Nursing (SON) recently celebrated its 45th year with a continuing educating presentation and luncheon that welcomed alumni from every decade of the school's history.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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Wishes Granted

Lipscomb University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to improve mental health services in Nashville by training the behavioral health and education workforce for an integrated approach to meeting mental health needs.

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Ginn Named Amedisys CFO

Scott Ginn has been promoted to chief financial officer for home health and hospice provider Amedisys.

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PlayMaker Adds Sales VP

PlayMaker Adds Sales VP

Franklin-based PlayMaker, a customer relationship management software firm focused on the post-acute care space, recently added Holly Miller as vice president of sales.

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Dashiff Joins Canaccord Genuity

Dashiff Joins Canaccord Genuity

Veteran healthcare financial expert Duncan Dashiff has joined Canaccord Genuity as managing director and head of Healthcare Services, which includes the firm's HIT practice in the United States.

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LHC Group, LifePoint Health Finalize Home Health & Hospice JV

Louisiana-based LHC Group, Inc. and Brentwood-based LifePoint Health have finalized the formation of a joint venture focused on home health and hospice services across the country.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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