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First-Year Data on TNPSQ Mental Health Screening Tool

An anonymous online mental health screening tool for Tennessee health professionals saw higher-than-expected s in its first year.

Blakeford Expansion Focuses on Form, Function & Fun

Blakeford at Green Hills is in the midst of a major campus expansion and renovation to rethink senior living.

AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.

New e-learning modules provide consistent, evidence-based BP measurement techniques for students at health care schools nationwide--addressing gaps in current training to improve national blood pressure control rates

Clinical

AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.

AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.

New e-learning modules provide consistent, evidence-based BP measurement techniques for students at health care schools nationwide--addressing gaps in current training to improve national blood pressure control rates

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Calls for Action to Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccination Back on Track

A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.

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Predicting Blood Clots Before They Happen in Pediatric Patients

Predicting Blood Clots Before They Happen in Pediatric Patients

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying pediatric patients at risk for developing blood clots or venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).

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Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council to Inform TennCARE on Pharmaceutical Treatments

Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council to Inform TennCARE on Pharmaceutical Treatments

Council will advise and address impact of rare diseases on Tennesseans

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NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

In April, NCI Director Ned Sharpless, MD, FAACR, addressed the AACR Annual Meeting to provide an update on where we stand in the fight against cancer.

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First-Year Data on TNPSQ Mental Health Screening Tool

First-Year Data on TNPSQ Mental Health Screening Tool

An anonymous online mental health screening tool for Tennessee health professionals saw higher-than-expected s in its first year.

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Acadia Healthcare CEO Discusses COVID & Mental Health

Acadia Healthcare CEO Discusses COVID & Mental Health

In the latest installment of the Nashville Health Care Council's Brass Tacks series, Acadia CEO Debbie Osteen discusses the toll COVID-19 has taken on mental health.

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VUSN Prepares to Pass the Torch

VUSN Prepares to Pass the Torch

VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, prepares to hand over the reins to Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH.

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Nashville Institutions Expand Nursing Education, Opportunities

Nashville Institutions Expand Nursing Education, Opportunities

Area universities are offering more opportunities for training, advancement.

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Business

ACEP Condemns UnitedHealthcare's New Policy to Retroactively Deny Emergency Care

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) strongly condemns the dangerous decision by UnitedHealthcare to retroactively deny emergency care claims.

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UPDATE: UnitedHealthcare Policy on Emergency Coverage

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American Telemedicine Association: Policy Halftime Report As State Legislators Head Into Summer Recess

As most state legislators head into summer recess, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) reflects on a very active first half of the year, which saw all 50 state legislatures introducing new or updated telehealth bills.

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Tennessee rural communities face growing crisis in access to essential health services

With fewer than 65 rural hospitals left to serve Tennessee's rural communities, and half of those estimated to be at high risk of closure, the health of thousands of Tennesseans is in jeopardy, simply because of where they live.

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AMA Analysis Shows Most Physicians Work Outside of Private Practice

Share of physicians who work in physician-owned practices has dropped to less than 50%

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Google Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo Addresses Health Care Council

Google Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo Addresses Health Care Council

On behalf of the Nashville Health Care Council, Sen. Bill Frist, MD, and Google Chief Health Officer Karen DeSalvo, MD, shared a conversation on the tech company's role in healthcare.

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Construction, Design & Real Estate Rounds

Construction, Design & Real Estate Rounds

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Blakeford Expansion Focuses on Form, Function & Fun

Blakeford Expansion Focuses on Form, Function & Fun

Blakeford at Green Hills is in the midst of a major campus expansion and renovation to rethink senior living.

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Profiles

 Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., Inaugurated as 176th president of the AMA

Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., Inaugurated as 176th president of the AMA

Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., will be sworn in today as the 176th president of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's premier physician organization.

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Leading with Purpose

Leading with Purpose

Dr. April Kapu is leading national charge for education, advocacy among nurse practitioners

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COVID

AMA Adopts New Policy to Better Diagnose and Treat Long-haul COVID-19

With millions of people in the United States experiencing post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long-haul COVID, and millions more expected to suffer from the condition, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy during the Special Meeting of its House of Delegates aimed at improving the assessment, diagnosis, and awareness of post viral syndromes.

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AMA Endorses Guidelines for Federal Policymakers Pondering Vaccine Mandates and Credentials

Wading into the contentious issues of vaccine mandates and vaccine credentials, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy that calls for strong protections for privacy and equity when considering these proposals.

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Nineteen Percent of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Develop Long-Haul COVID

Odds of Death 30 Days or More after COVID-19 Diagnosis Are 46 Times Higher for Patients Hospitalized and Discharged Than for Non-Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

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COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Changes in Cigarette Smoking: Study

Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those who perceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Aegis Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for Schools

TestingWorks! helps schools stay open through simple, cost-effective, pooled testing

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AMA survey shows more than 96% of physicians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

New data point toward high COVID-19 vaccine confidence among practicing physicians

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Health Equity

AMA Adopts New Policy to Increase Diversity in Physician Workforce

AMA Adopts New Policy to Increase Diversity in Physician Workforce

Furthering the American Medical Association's (AMA) commitment to racial justice and equity within the medical profession and society as a whole, and building on the recent release of its strategic plan to embed racial justice and advance health equity, the AMA adopted policy during the Special Meeting of its House of Delegates this week aimed at improving the diversity of the physician workforce.

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AMA Adopts Guidelines that Confront Systemic Racism in Medicine

Guidelines for health care organizations provide direction on effective anti-discrimination policies

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World Premiere of 10 short films about Black Mental Health and/or Immigrant Mental Health

Art With Impact is premiering 10 new, five minute films that address mental health in Black and/or Immigrant communities at VOICES WITH IMPACT 2021, an online festival for films and ideas around underrepresented topics related to mental health, June 21-25, 2021.

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Kimberly Wilson
Kimberly Wilson

HUED Founder Kimberly Wilson Joins USA Fibroid Centers as Brand Ambassador to Spur Fibroid Awareness

Kimberly Wilson, the developer and founder of HUED, a healthcare technology startup that strives to connect Black and Latino patients with culturally competent providers, has been named a Fibroid Ambassador for USA Fibroid Centers.

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HCA HEALTHCARE TO GIVE $10 MILLION TO HBCUs AND HSIs

HCA HEALTHCARE TO GIVE $10 MILLION TO HBCUs AND HSIs

Organization to provide funding aimed at creating a more diverse pipeline of healthcare professionals and leaders

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Regulatory/Compliance

Blackburn, Colleagues Secure Amendment to Invest $17 Billion in National Laboratories and DOE Facilities

In executive session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led the passage of an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act to invest $17 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and User Facilities.

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National Organizations Weigh in on Restoring Anti-Bias Protections

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Medical Groups Urge CMS to Walk Back ACO Quality Overhaul

Medical Groups Urge CMS to Walk Back ACO Quality Overhaul

Letter Signed by Eleven Organizations to Biden Administration

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No Surprises: Federal Legislation Addresses Balance Billing

No Surprises: Federal Legislation Addresses Balance Billing

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Grand Rounds

NHC ACQUIRES OUTSTANDING INTEREST IN CARIS HEALTHCARE

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Caregiver Action Network Announces New Resource for Families of Loved Ones with Heart Failure

Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with heart failure brings fear, stress, and a whole lot of questions.

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Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

New effects of pandemic leading to significant drop in nation's blood supply

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AMA adopts new policies to rein in burdensome prior authorization policies that delay care

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In Amicus Brief, Open Markets Argues Court Must Reverse Pro-Monopoly Decision in Mylan EpiPen Case

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Monogram Health Closes $160M Series B Funding to Fuel Acceleration of Next Generation Kidney Care Model

Monogram Health Closes $160M Series B Funding to Fuel Acceleration of Next Generation Kidney Care Model

Funding advances leading kidney disease benefit management and care delivery company's mission to transform kidney care in the U.S.

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Surgeon and reproductive scientist Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, named recipient of 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award

Leading expert in reproductive developmental biology and oncology is honored for pioneering ongoing research on Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS) and on lung development

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American Red Cross Recognizes Volunteer Achievements

American Red Cross Recognizes Volunteer Achievements

Rutherford County Residents Honored with Awards from the Tennessee Region

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Nashville Predators and American Red Cross score with multi-city, record breaking blood drives June 14-18

Nashville Predators and American Red Cross score with multi-city, record breaking blood drives June 14-18

Pre-registered donors will receive a Nashville Predators Foam puck and will be entered into a drawing for an American Red Cross logo puck signed by current Nashville Predators player for each drive

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Spero Health Continues its Response to Drug Overdose Deaths with Opening of New Monticello Clinic

Spero Health has announced the opening of a new addiction treatment clinic in Monticello, Kentucky as it quickly responds to the growing need for outpatient community-based services as overdose deaths reach an all-time high.

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It's not a Typo: 91,500% Increase in Fees Heaped on Pharmacies Hoey demands action after eye-popping budget report shows runaway increase in pharmacy

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ATA ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS OF FELLOWS INDUCTEES

25th Annual American Telemedicine Association (Virtual) Conference and Expo, Tuesdays/Thursdays in June

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Healthcare Leader Corina Tracy Joins U.S. Urology Partners as Chief Operating Officer

Healthcare Leader Corina Tracy Joins U.S. Urology Partners as Chief Operating Officer

Corina Tracy has been named Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the nation's largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services.

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Ardent Health Services Names Carolyn Schneider Chief Human Resources Officer

Ardent Health Services Names Carolyn Schneider Chief Human Resources Officer

Ardent Health Services has named Carolyn Schneider as chief human resources officer (CHRO), effective June 7, 2021.

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August Bioservices Closes $23.6 Million Series A Extension to Expand U.S. Biopharma Manufacturing Capabilities

August Bioservices Closes $23.6 Million Series A Extension to Expand U.S. Biopharma Manufacturing Capabilities

Polaris Partners joins Oak HC/FT as Key Investors

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Ascension Saint Thomas Heart to Train Rising Cardiologists

Ascension Saint Thomas Heart is proud to invest in the healthcare heroes of the future with the launch of an ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.

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LifePoint Health Expands Development Team

LifePoint Health Expands Development Team

LifePoint Health®, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, has expanded its development team with two new vice president appointments. Anthony Belott has been named vice president (VP), in-market development, and Ford Charman has been named VP, development.

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Early Facility Rendering Demonstrates Belmont's Ambitious Goals for New Frist College of Medicine

Early Facility Rendering Demonstrates Belmont's Ambitious Goals for New Frist College of Medicine

Strategically placed complex on Wedgewood Ave. set to foster collaboration with University's other highly regarded healthcare programs, community partners

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Change Healthcare Launches No-Fee, Privacy-Protecting, Portable Vaccination Record

Consumers get a digital vaccination record with a verifiable, standards-based credential that helps ensure patient privacy and provides world-class security

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Wellview Named Top Well-Being Startup of 2021 by Startup City Magazine

Startup City Magazine has named Wellview one of its Top Well-Being Companies of 2021.

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