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The Evolution of Senior Living

The senior living industry is undergoing a makeover as baby boomers shift focus from medical-directed care to hospitality-driven services.

Cancer Care on the Cutting Edge

Nashville physician-scientists are helping lead the way in advancing cancer care.

Business

NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

Medicare Part B representative from Palmetto GBA offered updates and resources to navigate compliance.

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Improving Quality, Lowering Cost of Care for Seniors

Improving Quality, Lowering Cost of Care for Seniors

Five years into the Medicare Shared Savings Program, more and more ACOs are beginning to demonstrate the ability to improve quality while lowering costs.

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Planning Ahead: Patients & Power of Attorney

Planning Ahead: Patients & Power of Attorney

The time to think about a durable power of attorney is long before it's needed. Barbara Moss discusses the importance of the document in healthcare.

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2018 Tax Reform

2018 Tax Reform

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THA Hosts 80th Annual Meeting

THA Hosts 80th Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Hospital Association held its 80th annual meeting last month, including installation of new officers.

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Attacking the Dysfunction in Health Care

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THA Honors 26 Hospital Leaders at Annual Meeting

Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) today honored 26 hospital administrators, employees and volunteers during its 2018 Annual Meeting. The awards luncheon was held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

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AMA Announces Playbook to Successfully Adopt Digital Health

Best practices based on lessons learned from multiple sources are combined into an authoritative resource

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Clinical

Cancer Care on the Cutting Edge

Cancer Care on the Cutting Edge

Nashville physician-scientists are helping lead the way in advancing cancer care.

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The Evolution of Senior Living

The Evolution of Senior Living

The senior living industry is undergoing a makeover as baby boomers shift focus from medical-directed care to hospitality-driven services.

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When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough

When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough

Noted immunologists joined forces at the recent International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference to discuss the importance of fostering and funding basic science.

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ONcology Rounds

ONcology Rounds

News of note in cancer research, treatment and partnerships.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Opens Cancer Center

Ascension Saint Thomas Opens Cancer Center

Ascension Saint Thomas recently celebrated the grand opening of their comprehensive new cancer center on the Midtown campus.

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Council on Aging Honors Middle Tennesseans

Council on Aging Honors Middle Tennesseans

The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee hosted their 27th Annual Sage Awards on Oct. 29. With a belief that aging should be celebrated and embraced and that older adults have a lifetime of wisdom and experience to offer communities, the Sage Awards are presented each year to older adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee.

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HHS Advances Payment Model to Lower Drug Costs

In late October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced and sought input on a new "International Pricing Index" (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.

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Clover Health Expands to Nashville, Releases Flu Findings

Clover Health, a healthcare company using data and technology to improve medical outcomes, recently announced expansion of its Medicare Advantage health plans in five new major markets for the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

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IQuity Awarded Grant to Identify Alzheimer's Earlier

IQuity Awarded Grant to Identify Alzheimer's Earlier

Nashville-based data analytics company IQuity recently received a $320,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Events

Dec. 6: NAM Holiday Open House, 5-7 pm

The Nashville Academy of Medicine and Medical Foundation of Nashville invites members and other interested physicians, along with community partners, to their offices at 3301 West End Ave.

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Profiles

Dr. Meredith McKean Brings New Hope, More Options for Melanoma Patients

Dr. Meredith McKean Brings New Hope, More Options for Melanoma Patients

Oncologist Meredith McKean, MD, MPH, overseeing Sarah Cannon's Melanoma Research Program

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Research

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is focused on workforce training and development to ensure clinical trials are well designed, executed, and reported to move the science forward.

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Grand Rounds

Amplion Clinical Communications Pinpoints Situational Awareness As Key Emerging Concept Enhancing Today's Healthcare Delivery, Quality, Results And Sa

New eBook "How Real-Time Situational Awareness Improves Patient Outcomes" details important link between awareness of patient's current condition and likely future pathways to making better clinical decisions, taking smarter actions.

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LifePoint Leader to Retire

LifePoint Leader to Retire

As Nashville Medical News was going to press, Bill Carpenter, who has led LifePoint Health since 2006, announced his intention to retire following the merger with RCCH HealthCare, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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neuroCare Centers of America Opens New Clinic in Nashville Led by West

neuroCare Centers of America Opens New Clinic in Nashville Led by West

Last month, neuroCare Centers of America, part of an international network of brain health centers of excellence dedicated to non-medication neuro therapies for mental health disorders, announced the opening of its newest clinic, Nashville NeuroCare Therapy

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Bridge Connector Secures Funding, New Partnership

It's been a busy couple of months for Bridge Connector, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations.

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CDW Opens Local Office

Fortune 500 company CDW opened a local office in late August. With clients in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, the global technology company employees more than 8,900 and has a large presence in healthcare.

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Gold Skin Care Expands Team

Gold Skin Care Expands Team

Gold Skin Care Center, which provides dermatology and aesthetic services, recently announced the addition of three to their Green Hills practice.

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CleanSlate Welcomes New CFO

CleanSlate Welcomes New CFO

Last month, Brentwood-based CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine announced healthcare veteran Robert Hutchison as the company's new chief financial officer.

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Cumberland Heights Opens Spring Hill Center

Cumberland Heights Opens Spring Hill Center

On Sept. 21, Cumberland Heights celebrated the grand opening of the Spring Hill Outpatient Recovery Center, bringing the organization's outpatient centers to 11 across the state.

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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

A Call for Change

A Call for Change

As Tennessee's infant and maternal mortality rates continue t be among the highest in the nation, leaders examine causes and possible remedies.

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Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

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HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

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