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Solving the Rural Health Puzzle

Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.

Clinical

A New Era in Nephrology

A New Era in Nephrology

New therapies are beginning to come online to change outcomes for kidney disease patients.

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Saint Thomas, Nephrology Associates Partner on Transplant

Saint Thomas, Nephrology Associates Partner on Transplant

Ascension Saint Thomas and Nephrology Associates recently announced an exclusive partnership to expand kidney transplant care.

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Taking the Initiative on Kidney Care

Taking the Initiative on Kidney Care

With 1 in 7 American adults being affected by chronic kidney disease, the American Society of Nephrology, in partnership with federal agencies, are laying the groundwork for treatment innovation.

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Preparing for Pandemic

Preparing for Pandemic

Ease of travel, interconnected financial markets, and differences in testing & response have upped the collateral damage from this latest coronavirus.

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APP's Clinical Excellence Academy Preps Workforce on Patient Safety

APP's Clinical Excellence Academy Preps Workforce on Patient Safety

American Physician Partners is moving the needle on ED outcomes by focusing on best practices to enhance patient safety across a number of key conditions, including sepsis.

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Study Finds Certain Genetic Test Not Useful in Predicting Heart Disease Risk

A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Cardiac Innovation in Nashville

Cardiac Innovation in Nashville

From transplants to trials, Nashville hospitals are leading the way in cardiac care.

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Reeves/Smith Bill to Prevent Next Generation of Nicotine Addiction Garners Broad Industry Support

Reeves/Smith Bill to Prevent Next Generation of Nicotine Addiction Garners Broad Industry Support

In late January, a group of more than 25 organizations from across Tennessee announced their support for legislation that seeks to prevent the next generation of nicotine addicts in the state.

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Business

Cummunity Comes Together Archives

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AHA, AMA & ANA SEND JOINT LETTER TO CONGRESS ON CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY FUNDING

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Solving the Rural Health Puzzle

Solving the Rural Health Puzzle

Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.

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Leading Generations

Leading Generations

A new generation of nurses means new priorities, expectations, HCA study finds.

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TMF Debuts Online Mental Health Screening Tool for Health Professionals

TMF Debuts Online Mental Health Screening Tool for Health Professionals

With rising concerns over burnout, depression and other mental health conditions, the Tennessee Medical Foundation & partner organizations have rolled out a new screening tool.

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NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

Generational differences require a new way of attracting, managing and retaining employees.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Report

Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Report

The newest Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review is out from Bass, Berry & Sims.

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A Modern Love Story: Where Technology, Healthcare & Construction Go Hand-in-Hand

A Modern Love Story: Where Technology, Healthcare & Construction Go Hand-in-Hand

Technology has changed every aspect of our lives. In fact, I had a healthy laugh a few weeks ago when I showed my children an old rotary phone and, get this, they did not know what it was.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

During the January NMGMA meeting, representatives from Fox Fuel and Lovell Communications shared insights on effective communications.

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Profiles

The Kidney Project: Pioneering Hope

The Kidney Project: Pioneering Hope

The Kidney Project is bringing new hope to patients with end stage renal disease.

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Physician Spotlight: A Heart for Healing

Physician Spotlight: A Heart for Healing

TriStar Summit cardiologist Kristen Kerr is passionate about education, improving outcomes in women's heart health.

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Physician Spotlight: Leading with Compassion

Physician Spotlight: Leading with Compassion

Hospice care is so much more than simply pain management. Compassus CMO Dr. Kurt Merkelz focuses on helping patients live fully until the end.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Scope of Practice Update

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AHIP Statement on Final CMS and ONC Interoper-ability Rules

Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued this statement following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule on Interoperability and Patient Access, and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology final rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program:

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Alexander Statement on Final Electronic Health Records Rules

U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released two final electronic health record rules:

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THA, TMA, TNA Outline Legislative Priorities

THA, TMA, TNA Outline Legislative Priorities

With the Tennessee General Assembly back in full swing, the state's major healthcare associations outline 2020 priorities.

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Grand Rounds

Centerstone names John Lott as Chief Compliance Officer

Centerstone names John Lott as Chief Compliance Officer

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UL Grants PurpleSun First-Ever Mobile Ultraviolet System Certification for Large-Scale Healthcare Equipment Disinfection

UL Grants PurpleSun First-Ever Mobile Ultraviolet System Certification for Large-Scale Healthcare Equipment Disinfection

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Tennessee Hospital Association Launches "We Care We Vote" Campaign

Campaign Will Inform Hospital Workers on Important Issues Leading up to the 2020 Election

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March Is Red Cross Month: Give Back in Your Community

March Is Red Cross Month: Give Back in Your Community

In 2019, Volunteers Helped Reconnect 17,000+ Families Separated by Crises

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Williamson Medical Center Welcomes

Williamson Medical Center Welcomes "Leaplings"

The odds of being born on Leap Day are just 1 in 1,461.

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Feb. 29: National Organization Brings Complimentary Laundry Services Back to Nashville

Feb. 29: National Organization Brings Complimentary Laundry Services Back to Nashville

Current Initiatives (Current), is providing complimentary laundry services to lower-income residents at a local Nashville laundromat this weekend.

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TriStar Southern Hills Names Reed CNO

TriStar Southern Hills Names Reed CNO

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has appointed Laura Reed, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, as its chief nursing officer. Reed brings more than 28 years of nursing experience within HCA to her new role.

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Nalley Named Member at KraftCPAs

Nalley Named Member at KraftCPAs

Scott Nalley, CPA, CISA, CIA, CCSFP, has been named the newest member of KraftCPAs. Nalley is in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services Practice where his primary focus includes internal audit and internal control consulting projects.

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Events

April 2-3: Local Experts Highlight ENA Spring Regional Symposium in Nashville

April 2-3 event features speakers from Vanderbilt University, regional health care facilities

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April 18: Middle Tennesseans Invited to Free Healthcare, Vision, Dental Clinic

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford invites all residents of Rutherford and surrounding counties to attend our Rutherford Medical Mission at Home on Saturday, April 18.

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March 27: Wellness Routines for Uncertain Times

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March 31 - Supporting Your Workforce Through the Coronavirus Crisis

March 31 - Supporting Your Workforce Through the Coronavirus Crisis

From ensuring the health and safety of employees to facing business closures and layoffs, HR leaders across the globe are attempting to navigate an unprecedented set of challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.

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Sumner Regional Hosts Blood Drives

Sumner Regional Hosts Blood Drives

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Webinar 3/12: Stop the Spread: A Patient Guide to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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