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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

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

Study Challenges Idea That Lower BMI Shields Smokers from Fat-associated Health Risk

A lower body mass index (BMI) does not protect smokers from fat-associated health risks, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published in PLOS Medicine.

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Events

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Providing Free Memory Screenings Digitally Nationwide Starting July 8th

Individuals Encouraged to Make an Appointment to Get a Free, Confidential Memory Screening Through Secure Video Conference

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AJMC® Hosts Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2020 • Sept. 25

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS 26th Annual Rural Health Conference November 18 - 20, 2020 - Virtual Events 10am - 2:00pm Central Pre-Conference Events, Novemb

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Nov. 21: 2020 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon

Nov. 21: 2020 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon

We appreciate the continued patience of our participants since our last update.

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Oct 3: Susan G. Komen® Central Tennessee Kicks Off Registration For 2020 More Than Pink Walk™

Oct 3: Susan G. Komen® Central Tennessee Kicks Off Registration For 2020 More Than Pink Walk™

Second year of this new community experience builds on last year's successful debut

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Sept 12: Save lives while staying in The American Heart Association's Greater Nashville Heart Walk goes virtual

With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new approach and moving its iconic Greater Nashville Heart Walk online.

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Sept. 1 Virtual Launch: All of Us Warriors

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Sept. 26: Siskin Announces StarNight Virtual Featuring Kodi Lee

Sept. 26: Siskin Announces StarNight Virtual Featuring Kodi Lee

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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

Vanderbilt Health Launches

Vanderbilt Health Launches "DNA: Discoveries in Action" Original Podcast Series Explores Ideas, Issues Influencing Health and Health Care

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements shaping health, medicine and society.

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Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week

Activities Include Free COVID Testing, a Mayoral Tour of the Clinic, Drive-Up Diaper Giveaways and More

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Thompson Couple Writes New Book on Marriage, Parenting Children--

Thompson Couple Writes New Book on Marriage, Parenting Children--

Murfreesboro couple, Roy Thompson, DDS, MAGD, and Margrey Thompson, PT, M.Ed., have authored the book, "Progress Not Perfection-Building a Powerful Marriage While Raising Challenging Children," which recently was released as an e-Book and in Kindle version by Amazon.com and published in print by Hybrid Global Publishing, N.Y., N.Y.

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Integrity Laboratories Expands Executive Team, Appoints Cekanova as Chief Scientific Officer

In the eastern part of the state, Knoxville-based Integrity Laboratories has announced the appointment of Maria Cekanova, RNDr, PhD, to chief scientific officer.

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Nashville Predators team up with Red Cross and over 15 organizations to host largest multi-state summer blood drive

Nashville Predators team up with Red Cross and over 15 organizations to host largest multi-state summer blood drive

Free T-shirt, a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card and a chance to win a $100 Nashville Predators Locker Room Gift Card for all pre-registered presenting donors Aug. 4-7

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NTC's Summer Camps Gain Greater Reach by Going Virtual

NTC's Summer Camps Gain Greater Reach by Going Virtual

14 science and tech camps hosted for 150 students from five Tennessee counties

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Ascension Saint Thomas, USPI, TOA Get CON Green Light

Ascension Saint Thomas, USPI, TOA Get CON Green Light

Through a long-standing clinical partnership with United Surgical Partners International (USPI) and Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance (TOA), Ascension Saint Thomas is moving ahead with investment in Rutherford County by developing a joint-venture Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Murfreesboro's Westlawn community.

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Meharry Medical Group Alum Rejoins Practice

Meharry Medical Group Alum Rejoins Practice

Meharry Medical Group alum Carlton Z. Adams Jr., MD, has rejoined the active medical. Adams is a board-certified general surgeon whose practice emphasizes endovascular, wound care and general surgery procedures.

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TriStar Centennial Opens New Inpatient Neurosciences Floor

TriStar Centennial Opens New Inpatient Neurosciences Floor

TriStar Centennial Medical Center has completed the 10th floor of its inpatient tower, adding 30 patient rooms dedicated to treating neurology patients. The project was the final phase of a four-floor expansion at the 741-bed medical center.

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Sisk Named CNE for TriStar Health

Sisk Named CNE for TriStar Health

Bryan Sisk, DNP, MPH, RN, NE-BC, CENP has joined the HCA Healthcare TriStar Division as chief nursing executive. In the CNE role, Sisk will establish the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing operations across the TriStar division, working collaboratively with facility chief nursing officers and other nurse leaders.

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Red Cross needs local volunteers due to COVID-19 as the country heads into hurricane and wildfire season

Red Cross needs local volunteers due to COVID-19 as the country heads into hurricane and wildfire season

Experts say we are in for a busy wildfire and hurricane season this summer and the American Red Cross needs volunteers to help in our community.

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New CCC19 Data Offer Insights on COVID Treatments for People with Cancer

New CCC19 Data Offer Insights on COVID Treatments for People with Cancer

Newly released data on treatment outcomes of people with cancer diagnosed with COVID-19 reveal a racial disparity in access to Remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has been shown to shorten hospital stays, and increased mortality associated with dexamethasone, a steroid that has had the opposite effect in the general patient population.

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American College of Surgeons launches new Cancer Surgery Standards Program to improve the quality of surgical care provided to cancer patients

New program develops cancer surgery standards and reporting tools for institutions and surgeons to readily adopt and easily integrate into practice

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Caldolor® Demonstrates Significant Reduction Of Opioid Use In Orthopedic Trauma Patients

Caldolor® Demonstrates Significant Reduction Of Opioid Use In Orthopedic Trauma Patients

New study shows use of Caldolor® prolongs time to first narcotic administration

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Brooks, Adams to Lead Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advisory Boards

Brooks, Adams to Lead Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advisory Boards

Two volunteer leaders have been named to positions on Vanderbilt University Medical Center's advisory boards.

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AHA BOARD NAMES WRIGHT LASSITER, III, CHAIR-ELECT DESIGNATE

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The American Heart Association responds to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

New campaign, Don't Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic

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White Named COO of TriStar Southern Hills

White Named COO of TriStar Southern Hills

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has named Joe White as the hospital's new chief operating officer.

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Siloam Health Expands with New Antioch Location

Siloam Health Expands with New Antioch Location

Siloam Health has expanded access to high-quality healthcare for Nashville's underserved and medically vulnerable populations through a new clinic in Antioch.

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Meharry, Wharton Team Up

Meharry Medical College and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Health Care Management (HCM) Department recently announced a joined MD/PhD program to foster more diversity in healthcare that will launch in 2021.

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