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AMA Issues New Privacy Principles

From a fitness tracker to healthy eating app, data is everywhere ... but it isn't all protected by HIPAA. The AMA has created a set of privacy principles that put patients in charge of their information.

COVID-19 - Where We Stand

As the city moves deeper into reopening, leaders address the need for ongoing precautions and realities of vaccine development.

Clinical

COVID-19 - Where We Stand

COVID-19 - Where We Stand

As the city moves deeper into reopening, leaders address the need for ongoing precautions and realities of vaccine development.

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SCALE Conference Goes Virtual

SCALE Conference Goes Virtual

New format means less cost, more CME credit for attendees.

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The Impact of Diabetes on Stroke

The Impact of Diabetes on Stroke

While diabetes is well established as a risk factor for stroke, recent research finds the disease also impacts severity and recovery.

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Delivering Care

Delivering Care

Hospitals adopt a new normal to ensure safe, positive birthing experiences for patients.

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Self-Care on the Front Lines of Coronavirus

Self-Care on the Front Lines of Coronavirus

Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and the full complement of support staff at hospitals and clinics are battling coronavirus on the front lines. When caring for others, it's all too easy to forget to take care of yourself.

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The Onsite Foundation Announces New Virtual Support Group for Frontline Healthcare Workers and Medical Staff as part of 'Support in Service' Program

The Onsite Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, today announced a new support group offering under the Foundation's 'Support in Service' program for frontline healthcare workers and medical staff across the country affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Study Looks at Cost Impact of OTC Birth Control

New Study Looks at Cost Impact of OTC Birth Control

A new study explores the impact on unintended pregnancies, consistent use of progestin-only OTC birth control pills at various price points.

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Behavioral Health in a Time of Social Isolation

Behavioral Health in a Time of Social Isolation

Last month, the Nashville Health Care Council brought together experts for a virtual panel discussion on behavioral health in the midst of social distancing orders.

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COVID-19 & Mental Health

COVID-19 & Mental Health

As the virus takes its toll, providers are finding new ways to reach patients and preparing for the mental health fallout ahead.

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Business

AMA Issues New Privacy Principles

AMA Issues New Privacy Principles

From a fitness tracker to healthy eating app, data is everywhere ... but it isn't all protected by HIPAA. The AMA has created a set of privacy principles that put patients in charge of their information.

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Deadlines and information on PPP and provider relief fund.

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"What's Up Doc?" Dealing with a Delayed Patient Volume Bounce

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Financing the Deal

Financing the Deal

The Nashville Health Care Council's annual "Financing the Deal" panel discussion is always highly anticipated. This year's virtual event was as popular as ever with a focus on deal-making trends and strategies.

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Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

Mentorship, wisdom offered to start-ups through Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

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Health Care Council Explores the Road to Economic Recovery

Health Care Council Explores the Road to Economic Recovery

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Nashville-Based Startups Launch New Charity Initiatives

Charity-tech brands GeekCause, Generous, Givful and Kindful have jointly announced a range of new initiatives to support the important work of nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Patient Create Powered by Bridge Connector Now Available in the Epic App Orchard

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Research

All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us

All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us

The innovative All of Us initiative from the NIH provides researchers with a rich source of data to speed discoveries in both precision medicine and population health.

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Women to Watch Class of 2020

Tatum Hauck Allsep

Tatum Hauck Allsep

Founder & CEO

Music Health Alliance

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Jackie Cavnar

Jackie Cavnar

Chief Operating Officer

Mental Health America of the MidSouth

Executive Director

Tennessee Psychiatric Association

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Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE

Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE

Executive Director

Tennessee Nurses Association

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Julie Gray, DDS, MA

Julie Gray, DDS, MA

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry Meharry Medical College

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Pam Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Pam Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical & Community Partnerships and Associate Professor

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

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Nicole McCoin, MD

Nicole McCoin, MD

Keith D. Wrenn Residency Program Director, Vice Chair for Education & Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Amber Price, DNP, CNM, RN

Amber Price, DNP, CNM, RN

Chief Operating Officer

The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial & TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital

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Cynthia Reisz

Cynthia Reisz

Member

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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Jodie Robison, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Jodie Robison, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Executive Director, Military Services

Centerstone

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Melissa Scalise, MD

Melissa Scalise, MD

Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine

University of Tennessee - Nashville Internal Medicine Program at Ascension Saint Thomas

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Profiles

Sharing Best Practices in Behavioral Health

Sharing Best Practices in Behavioral Health

Nashville-based online video service provides evidence-based training to public and providers.

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Grand Rounds

AMA Expands Online Education Hub to Further Streamline the Lifelong Learning, Licensure and Certification Needs of Physicians and Health Care Professi

AMA Expands Online Education Hub to Further Streamline the Lifelong Learning, Licensure and Certification Needs of Physicians and Health Care Professi

AMA Ed HubTM features new educational content from American Society of Addiction Medicine, Obesity Medicine Association, and the Society of Hospital Medicine and offers auto-reporting by American Board of Pathology to help physicians and health professionals improve care delivery

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry graduates received academic achievement awards recognition in a creative way.

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TriStar StoneCrest Debuts Scar-Free Transoral Thyroidectomy

The surgical team at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, under the direction of general surgeon, Joshua Taylor, MD, FACS, with The Surgical Clinic, has become the first in Tennessee to remove thyroid glands using an approach that leaves no visible scar. Rather than performing the surgery through an incision in the neck, which leaves a visible scar, this new scar-free minimally invasive approach was performed using very small incisions inside the mouth, between the gums and lower lip.

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TJC Welcomes Mika Moser as COO

TJC Welcomes Mika Moser as COO

The Tennessee Justice Center recently Mika Moser as chief operating officer. Moser will manage operations at TJC, a nonprofit public interest law firm and advocacy center serving families throughout the state.

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Wishes Granted

Wishes Granted

On June 16, two Vanderbilt University Medical Center physician scientists were each awarded a $220,000 grant to fund separate clinical research efforts to study diabetes. Only six fellows were selected nationally for the highly competitive grant competition to win 2020 Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowships ... and two hailed from VUMC.

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HMP, SC&H Capital Enter Joint Venture

SC&H Capital, a leading investment banking and advisory firm has ntered into a joint venture with two healthcare consulting firms, Nashville-based Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) and Baltmore-based i3 Healthcare Consulting, to better serve the strategic and financial needs of the healthcare industry.

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Martin Appointed EVP of Enterprise Technology for Change Healthcare

Martin Appointed EVP of Enterprise Technology for Change Healthcare

In late spring, Change Healthcare announced the appointment of Steven Martin as executive vice president of enterprise technology. Martin joined Change Healthcare from GE where he served as acting CEO for GE Digital. He previously spent over a decade at Microsoft where he was a key leader on their Azure cloud platform team.

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PathGroup Selected as Early Access Partner for Launch of Illumina's Sequencing-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

In June, Nashville-based PathGroup, one of the nation's largest private providers of pathology, clinical and molecular laboratory services, announced the company has been selected as an early access partner for the launch of Illumina's new sequencing-based COVID-19 test. COVIDSeq™ accommodates more than 3,000 test samples per run, allowing for a substantial increase in testing capacity.

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American Airlines Taps into VUMC Expertise

Taking new actions that focus on the well-being and safety of customers and team members, American Airlines announced in late June that it has created a new Travel Health Advisory Panel that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) infectious disease experts to advise on health and cleaning matters as travelers return over the summer.

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TriStar Health Establishes Uninsured Assistance Hotline

TriStar Health Establishes Uninsured Assistance Hotline

TriStar Health and HCA Healthcare have established a health insurance coverage hotline to assist those whose insurance coverage has been impacted by a life-changing event, such as job loss or reduced income, as a result of the economic impact caused by COVID-19.

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Ardent Health Services Selects American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite™ Program in Enterprise-wide Agreement with HealthStream

Innovative competency-based approach to resuscitation training at Ardent raises the bar on quality and empowers their workforce to improve patient outcomes

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CET Life Sciences Center Welcomes Advansta As New Tenant

Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) today announced that Advansta, a leading developer and supplier of protein characterization products, has established operations at the CET Life Sciences Center.

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Study Finds Newborn Opioid Withdrawal Rates Show Evidence of Stabilizing

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Heart Transplant Recipient to Bike 120 Miles for Multiple Sclerosis

Heart Transplant Recipient to Bike 120 Miles for Multiple Sclerosis

56-year-old Robert Marcom bikes 20 to 30 miles on a typical weekday morning. On weekends, 70-mile rides are pretty normal accomplishments for Robert.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Proposes State's First Neighborhood Hospital

Ascension Saint Thomas Proposes State's First Neighborhood Hospital

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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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American College of Surgeons joins Surgical Care Coalition

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Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee provides guidance for talking with children about race and anti-racism

Widespread protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and countless other unjust killings of Black Americans throughout our country's history have brought the issues of racism and racial injustice to the forefront of family conversations.

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Susan R. Bailey, M.D., inaugurated as 175th president of the AMA

Texas allergist becomes third consecutive woman to hold office

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South Carolina Family Physician Chosen as AMA President-elect

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the election of Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., as the new president-elect of the nation's premier physician organization.

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