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Reimagining Residency

The AMA has spent the last several years accelerating change in medical education. Now the time has come to reimagine residency as the national organization works to transform physician training & practice.

Immunotherapy Shows Promise for TNBC Patients

New immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of historically untreatable triple negative breast cancer.

Clinical

Technology Better Than Tape Measure for Identifying Lymphedema Risk

Technology Better Than Tape Measure for Identifying Lymphedema Risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman's risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Specialized ER Care Designed  for the Unique Needs of Women

Specialized ER Care Designed for the Unique Needs of Women

Women in the United States face a far greater risk of dying from childbirth complications than in many other developed countries around the world.

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Immunotherapy Shows Promise for TNBC Patients

Immunotherapy Shows Promise for TNBC Patients

New immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of historically untreatable triple negative breast cancer.

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Reimagining Residency

Reimagining Residency

The AMA has spent the last several years accelerating change in medical education. Now the time has come to reimagine residency as the national organization works to transform physician training & practice.

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AMA Announces New Resources to Train Future Physicians on Health Systems Science

As part of AMA's initiative to create the medical schools of the future, first-of-its-kind Health Systems Science Review book and online education modules will help ensure physicians learn how to deliver patient care in modern, value-based health systems

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Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Care

Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Care

With the ACOG meeting ... and her year of presidency ... just wrapped, Dr. Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG shares reflections on the past year and the state of women's health.

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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: Serving the City

Physician Spotlight: Serving the City

Longtime TennCare leader & public health expert has now been tapped to lead health efforts for Davidson County residents.

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Business

AMA Announces First Chief Health Equity Officer

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the hiring of Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., as its first ever chief health equity officer.

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Diverse by Design

Diverse by Design

THA's Agenda 21 Opens Doors, Launches Careers

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Creative Solutions to Combat Healthcare Workforce Challenges

Whether it's a hospital struggling to keep enough doctors in their community or a new medical practice trying to find administrative staff or outsourcing solutions to cut costs, today's healthcare workforce environment is creating challenges that are far reaching.

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Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Area educational programs and corporations are expanding offerings to meet the demands of an evolving marketplace.

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Matthew Walker Celebrates Legacy, Honors Community Leaders

Matthew Walker Celebrates Legacy, Honors Community Leaders

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center recently celebrated another year of service and legacy.

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The Intersection of Safety, Quality & Operations

The Intersection of Safety, Quality & Operations

ACHEMT Kicks off 2019 Educational Programming

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AMA Announces New Online Education Hub to Support Lifelong Learning, Licensure and Certification Needs of Physicians and Health Care Professionals

AMA Ed HubTM aims to provide personalized education through streamlined platform to help physicians and other health professionals achieve better health outcomes--features American College of Radiology as its first medical specialty society content partner

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Tennessee Hospital Association Statement on CMS Proposals on the Medicare Hospitals Area Wage Index

Tennessee Hospital Association Statement on CMS Proposals on the Medicare Hospitals Area Wage Index

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its proposed plan to more equitably reimburse hospitals under the Medicare program's hospital area wage index (AWI).

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Why the AMA is committed to a diverse physician workforce

The strength of our medical workforce--and our nation--is rooted in diversity. One requirement to advance health equity is to promote greater diversity among medical school applicants and enrollees.

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Women to Watch Class of 2019

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

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Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Division Chief Nurse Executive
HCA Healthcare TriStar Division

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DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

Chief Medical Officer
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Emergency Department Medical Director
TeamHealth

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Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Senior Vice President Clinical & Professional Practices
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
Tennessee Hospital Association

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Nicole Cottrill

Nicole Cottrill

Partner & Healthcare Lead
DVL Seigenthaler, A Finn Partners Company

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Lisa Davis, MAcc

Lisa Davis, MAcc

Chief Financial Officer
Ascension Saint Thomas

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Kristen F. Johns

Kristen F. Johns

Partner
Waller

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Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Nashville Academy of Medicine & Medical Foundation of Nashville

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Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Member-in-Charge, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services
KraftCPAs PLLC

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Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Attending Veterinarian and Vice President for Animal Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Grand Rounds

Project Healthcare 2019 Applications Now Open

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center recently announced the opening of applications for the 2019 cohort of Project Healthcare Portfolio, a year-long entrepreneurship program designed to accelerate the success of growth-oriented healthcare startups.

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Leizman Named CMO for Premise Health

Leizman Named CMO for Premise Health

Jonathan Leizman, MD, has been named chief medical officer for Premise Health, a leading national worksite and virtual health site company based in Brentwood.

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Guiteau Named Kidney Transplant Surgical Director of TriStar Centennial

Guiteau Named Kidney Transplant Surgical Director of TriStar Centennial

TriStar Centennial Medical Center recently welcomed Jacfranz Guiteau, MD, as surgical director of the TriStar Centennial Organ Transplant Program.

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Arelli Joins AdvancedHealth

AdvancedHEALTH, Middle Tennessee's largest, independent, multi-specialty practice, recently announced the addition of Vineesha, Arelli, MD, pulmonology, to its growing group of providers.

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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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Saint Thomas Heart Participating in Largest U.S. Heart Failure Clinical Trial

Last month, officials with Saint Thomas Heart announced their team has implanted four patients with Abbott's CardioMEMS™ HF System as part of the landmark GUIDE-HF clinical trial.

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Harney Named Partner for LBMC Employment Partners

Harney Named Partner for LBMC Employment Partners

In April, LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, part of the LBMC family of companies, announced Rebekah Harney has been named partner and business development director.

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AccuReg Appoints Peterson CMO

AccuReg, a technology solutions company offering a full suite of patient-centered front-end revenue cycle solutions for hospitals, announced last month David Peterson has joined the company as its chief marketing officer.

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Regulatory/Compliance

AMA Calls Pain Task Force Recommendations A Road Map for Future Policy

May 9, 2019 ... The AMA strongly backs the comprehensive, common-sense proposals the Interagency Pain Task Force discussed today, sending a clear signal to the physician community that policy makers understand the treatment required for patients in pain.

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Chairman Alexander: Health Committee Receives More Than 400 Specific Recommendations to Help Give Americans Better Outcomes, Better Experiences at Low

Recommendations include increasing transparency, lowering prescription drug costs, eliminating surprise billing, expanding primary care, improving electronic health records, addressing consolidation

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Federal Takedown Impacts Tennessee Medical Professionals, State Agencies Respond

Federal Takedown Impacts Tennessee Medical Professionals, State Agencies Respond

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Events

June 1: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Nashville Health & Wellness Fest

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June 10: 3th Annual Golf Tournament, Tee Off for ALS in Nashville Will Raise Money To Fight ALS

On Monday, June 10th, The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter will hold the 13th Annual Tee Off for ALS golf tournament.

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June 19: Centerstone Heals Luncheon

June 19: Centerstone Heals Luncheon

In an effort to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention, we invite you to join us for the Centerstone Heals Luncheon.

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Tickets On Sale For First Annual Nashville Health & Wellness Fest on June 1

Tickets On Sale For First Annual Nashville Health & Wellness Fest on June 1

Event to showcase 200 exhibits and feature Erin Oprea, Becca Stevens, Paris Goodyear-Brown, among others.

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