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Study Highlights Higher Death Rate for Young People Experiencing an Incident Episode of Psychosis

A new study of all cause death in the 12 months following the first incidence of psychosis found a much higher than anticipated death rate in those ages 16-30.

Personalized Medicine & Lung Cancer

Genetics playing a significant role in the future of lung cancer treatment.

Profiles

Women to Watch Class of 2017

Women to Watch Class of 2017

The women selected for the Class of 2017 are dedicated, talented, passionate, smart, collaborative innovators. In short, they are people we want to watch as leaders in their respective fields modeling ways to create a more efficient, effective healthcare system.

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The Science of Mental Health

The Science of Mental Health

Richard Shelton, MD, is on a mission to bring the latest medical breakthroughs to mental health patients faster than ever.

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Business

Actuaries Examine How Changes to ACA Market Rules Would Affect Risk Adjustment

Proposals to alter the market rules applying to the individual and small group health insurance markets would likely require changing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) risk adjustment program, the American Academy of Actuaries said in an issue brief published today.

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NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

There are three types of change: bad, good and great. Mark Kenny, chief hippo at Hippo Solutions, shared insights with NMGMA members about how to achieve and sustain great change.

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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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Events

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

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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Personalized Medicine & Lung Cancer

Personalized Medicine & Lung Cancer

Genetics playing a significant role in the future of lung cancer treatment.

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Study Highlights Higher Death Rate for Young People Experiencing an Incident Episode of Psychosis

Study Highlights Higher Death Rate for Young People Experiencing an Incident Episode of Psychosis

A new study of all cause death in the 12 months following the first incidence of psychosis found a much higher than anticipated death rate in those ages 16-30.

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Prevent, Detect & Treat

Prevent, Detect & Treat

Prevention of lung cancer and the science behind it are driving researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

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New Take on an Old Disease

New Take on an Old Disease

A multidisciplinary effort at The Saint Thomas Lung Cancer and Thoracic Center means more treatment choices for patients.

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ONcology Rounds

ONcology Rounds

News of note impacting cancer care.

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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

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Patients with serious brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia could benefit from an investigational new drug (IND) that has received notification from the FDA that testing in humans may proceed after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Competition Drives Patient-Centered Care

Competition Drives Patient-Centered Care

Rep. Marsha Blackburn makes the case for competition, including the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, as a key to affordable, accessible, patient-centered care.

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Fixing Our Healthcare System

Fixing Our Healthcare System

Rep. Jim Cooper calls on healthcare industry leaders and providers to share their insights and expertise to help improve care across America.

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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

Basile Named CEO of Aegis Sciences Corp.

Basile Named CEO of Aegis Sciences Corp.

Last month, Frank Basile, MD, was announced as CEO of Aegis Sciences Corporation, filling the position left vacant when co-founder David Black, PhD, stepped away in late 2016.

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FTI Consulting Adds Siedlecki to Health Solutions Practice

At the end of March, FTI Consulting announced the addition of John Siedlecki as senior managing director with the firm's Health Solutions practice based in Brentwood.

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VUSM Moves to Eighth in NIH Research Funding

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM's standing two spots from last year.

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Awards, Honors, Achievements

Awards, Honors, Achievements

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, has become a member of the Board of Regents, the main policy-making body of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

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Peters Named New GC for LifePoint

Peters Named New GC for LifePoint

Jennifer Peters, who joined LifePoint Health in 2013, has been named general counsel for the national healthcare company based in Brentwood.

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TriStar Summit Announces Whitehorn's Retirement

TriStar Summit Announces Whitehorn's Retirement

Jeff Whitehorn, who has served as CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center for the last 14 years and has a 29-year career in the healthcare industry, has announced he will retire effective May 31, 2017.

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Gill Fills New Behavioral Health Role at Saint Thomas

Gill Fills New Behavioral Health Role at Saint Thomas

Last month, former CHS exec Brian Gill began a new role for Saint Thomas Health as vice president overseeing the behavioral health service line development.

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Kurbegov Joins Sarah Cannon

Kurbegov Joins Sarah Cannon

Dax Kurbegov, MD, is joining Sarah Cannon as vice president and physician-in-chief of Clinical Programs where he will oversee expansion and foster collaboration across Sarah Cannon's cancer network.

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