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Women to Watch Class of 2018

The intelligent, gracious, impressive women selected for the Class of 2018 are helping change healthcare. Wearing many hats - provider, payer, administrator, teacher, lawyer, consultant, advocate, leader, role model - they po...

Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

AAMC calls for a multi-pronged approach to address the looming physician shortage.

Healing Mind & Body

Experts say screenings, education, early intervention key to improving, maintaining mental health.

Business

National Nurses Week: Lipscomb Prepares Next Generation of Servant Nurses

Every day nurses play a significant role in the nation's healthcare, and this week the nation is celebrating the profession as part of the American Nurses Association annual National Nurses Week celebration.

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Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

AAMC calls for a multi-pronged approach to address the looming physician shortage.

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Not Merely Surviving - Thriving

Not Merely Surviving - Thriving

ThriveLogic uses TMS therapy to offer hope to patients battling treatment-resistant depression.

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Council Hosts A Conversation with Jonathan Bush

Council Hosts A Conversation with Jonathan Bush

A recent Nashville Health Care Council program featured Athenahealth's CEO discussing the need for entrepreneurship in a rapidly changing marketplace.

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CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

Changes in Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System would advance price transparency and interoperability

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Clinical

Healing Mind & Body

Healing Mind & Body

Experts say screenings, education, early intervention key to improving, maintaining mental health.

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Statement On Opioid Related Legislation

America's hospitals and health systems have been engaged in treating people with substance use disorders for decades. In recent years, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on patients, families, and communities across the country.

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New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

As the latest session of the Tennessee Legislature drew to a close, new laws were passed impacting the prescribing of opioids, particularly in regards to 'opioid naïve' patients.

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ACHEMT Hosts Opioid Educational Event

ACHEMT Hosts Opioid Educational Event

Middle Tennessee healthcare execs recently gathered to discuss the state's opioid crisis.

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Cumberland Heights Breaks Ground on ARCH Academy

Cumberland Heights Breaks Ground on ARCH Academy

Cumberland Heights has broken ground on a new residential facility specifically for adolescent boys struggling with addiction.

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The New Normal in Nursing Education

The New Normal in Nursing Education

More nursing programs, opportunities are available for working adults, and healthcare organizations are taking note.

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Neurology Notes

Neurology Notes

Progress is being made to address the wide array of neurological disorders that impact nearly one-third of Americans.

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Alzheimer's Association Sees Increase in Federal Support

Alzheimer's Association Sees Increase in Federal Support

The Alzheimer's Association is celebrating increased federal funding and supports for patients and caregivers living with a dementia diagnosis and the providers and researchers trying to prevent and treat the disease.

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SCALE Conference 2018: What to Expect

SCALE Conference 2018: What to Expect

Symposium for Cosmetic Advances and Laser Surgery (SCALE) Conference brings latest in skin, laser treatment to Middle Tennessee.

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Events

24th Annual Movies in the Park 2018 Lineup

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May 25: "Operation Famous Salute"- A letter-writing campaign for our Military

NASHVILLE, TN - "Operation Famous Salute" returns for a twelfth year to all Tennessee Famous Dave's restaurant locations, including local metro locations in Hermitage and Smyrna over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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June 14-16: MHA's 2018 Annual Conference

June 14-16: MHA's 2018 Annual Conference

When it comes to mental health, is the United States languishing in the past, or are we fit for the future?

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June 18, 2018 Nashville Golf Tournament - Tee Off for ALS

Join us on June 18th at Vanderbilt Legends Club!

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June 21: Lymphedema Encouragement Group Meeting At Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Free quarterly meeting for individuals living with lymphedema and caregivers

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Aug. 27-29: Health:Further

The 2018 Health:Further Festival is set for August 27-29 at the Music City Center.

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Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

As you know, all of Music Health Alliance's services are entirely free. Depending on where you are in your healthcare journey, you may have reached out to us for different reasons.

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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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Women to Watch Class of 2018

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Mid-South Region

UnitedHealthcare


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Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center


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Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

President & CEO

Saint Thomas Medical Partners/Ascension Medical Group - TN


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Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Starfish Health, PLLC


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Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Shareholder
Baker|Ober Health Law a Baker Donelson Practice


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Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine


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Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Director, Healthcare Innovation

Centerstone


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Katie Tarr, CHFP

Katie Tarr, CHFP

Senior Manager, Healthcare Valuation Services
LBMC


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Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD
Breast Surgeon
Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Breast Surgery


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Kinika Young, JD

Kinika Young, JD

Director, Children's Health

Tennessee Justice Center


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Regulatory/Compliance

ACEP Board To Consider Further Legal Recourse During May Meeting

The federal government last week published a notice of clarification in response to a court order requiring it to adequately address comments and proposals made by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and other organizations regarding the Greatest of Three Rule.

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CMS issues final 2019 Payment Notice Rule to increase access to affordable health plans for Americans suffering from high Obamacare premiums

Final rule will improve program integrity, increase state flexibility, and reduce regulatory burdens

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Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act

Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act

Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2.0 to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Research

Nashville Biosciences Launches

Nashville Biosciences Launches

In April, Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the launch of a wholly owned subsidiary to advance drug and diagnostic discoveries.

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Grand Rounds

Woman- Owned Healthcare Company Appoints New Adult Medical Director

Keith Lovelady, pulmonologist and critical care medicine, has been named Medical Director of Breathe Easy Respiratory Solutions, Inc. (BERS).

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Aegis Sciences Launches Unique Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Tool

Aegis Sciences Launches Unique Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Tool

Nashville-based Aegis Sciences Corporation recently launched KardiAssureTM, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis that helps healthcare providers monitor cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

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TMA Celebrates New MOC Regulations

Physician members of the Tennessee Medical Association are praising a new law that they see as easing costly, burdensome, and in many cases, mandatory requirements for doctors to maintain specialty board certification.

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Denneny Named TMA President-elect

Last month, Elise Cheng Denneny, MD, FACS, of Knoxville was named president-elect for the Tennessee Medical Association, effective in May. Denneny is an otolaryngologist at Greater Knoxville Ear Nose & Throat in Powell.

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Music Health Alliance Creates Ben Eyestone Fund with Saint Thomas

The Ben Eyestone Fund, a joint effort between Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health, will provide a menu of services for preventative and primary care.

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Cumberland Heights Celebrates Opening of Outpatient Recovery Center in Mt. Juliet

Nashville-based alcohol and drug treatment center Cumberland Heights officially celebrated the opening of its Mt. Juliet Outpatient Recovery Center (ORC) last month.

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GSP Selected to Design Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expansion

GSP Selected to Design Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Expansion

Gresham, Smith and Partners recently announced the firm has been selected by Saint Thomas Health, a member of Ascension Health, to provide architecture, interior design and engineering services for a vertical patient tower and surgery expansion project at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

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Alive Hospice Adds to Exec Team

Alive Hospice Adds to Exec Team

Nashville-based nonprofit Alive Hospice, which provides end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community and professional education throughout Middle Tennessee, has added two to the executive team over the last several weeks.

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