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Innovation in Orthopaedics

Innovation and advances mean less pain, down time for today's orthopaedic patients.

The Emotional Toll of COVID-19 in the Senior Population

In addition to the physical toll of COVID-19 among seniors, isolation and uncertainty is taking a toll on mental health.

Clinical

Council on Aging Offers Helpline, Resources for Healthcare Providers

Council on Aging Offers Helpline, Resources for Healthcare Providers

COA offers a helpline and lifeline to providers, older adults, caregivers and family members trying to navigate services.

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VUMC Launches Groundwork for Tennessee's First Federally Funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

VUMC Launches Groundwork for Tennessee's First Federally Funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support establishment of an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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From Pain Management to Pandemic: The Changing Face of Sports Medicine

From Pain Management to Pandemic: The Changing Face of Sports Medicine

New norms mean new routines and standards of care on and off the field.

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Kids, Classrooms and COVID-19

Kids, Classrooms and COVID-19

Risk mitigation key as kids hit the classrooms.

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Brookdale CEO Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

Brookdale CEO Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

As part of their ongoing Brass Tacks series, the Nashville Health Care Council recently welcomed Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier to discuss the senior living industry's response to COVID-19.

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Injury Patterns in Older Adults

Injury Patterns in Older Adults

When elderly patients present in the ED, it can be difficult to distinguish between injuries occurring from a fall or physical abuse. A new study explores patterns as a way to distinguish between the two.

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TOA Announces New Providers, Location, Merger

TOA Announces New Providers, Location, Merger

It been a busy year for Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. In addition to 17 Middle Tennessee locations, four of which include urgent care clinics, TOA also operates a Sports Performance Center with specialized sports performance training for teams and individuals.

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Growth at Hughston Orthopaedics

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics is adding to its physician roster.

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Elite Orthopedics adds providers

Elite Orthopedics adds providers

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Business

Meharry, Wharton Partner on Dual Degree Program

Meharry, Wharton Partner on Dual Degree Program

Meharry Medical College and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania have partnered on a joint MD/PhD program.

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Practice Management Q&A with NMGMA

Practice Management Q&A with NMGMA

NMGMA leaders answer questions about challenging practice management issues.

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Physician Practice Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

Physician Practice Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of daily life, including the way care is delivered. Looking toward a post-COVID landscape, practice leaders will need to reevaluate processes and assess the best way forward.

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Economic Effect of COVID-19 Shutdowns & PPP Relief

Economic Effect of COVID-19 Shutdowns & PPP Relief

A public health crisis, COVID-19 has also proven to be an economic crisis for practices and providers. For those receiving PPP relief, the path to forgiveness is coming into focus.

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Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth Host Conversations on Health Equity & Disparities

Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth Host Conversations on Health Equity & Disparities

Following through on a pledge to address racial inequities, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth have embarked on a three-part conversation on health equity and action to eliminate disparities.

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What the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act Means for Providers

What the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act Means for Providers

In August, Gov. Bill Lee signed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act. What protections does it afford providers?

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Trial to Test Nasal Irrigations as COVID-19 Treatment

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are conducting a clinical trial to determine whether nasal saline irrigations can reduce viral shedding and symptoms in patients with COVID-19.

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AHA Statement On CY OPPS Proposed Rule

Today's proposed rule from CMS continues to threaten the financial viability of hospitals and health systems and their ability to provide care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Research

Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Early alcohol consumption increases risk of miscarriage, according to new Vanderbilt-led study.

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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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Sept. 26: Siskin Announces StarNight Virtual Featuring Kodi Lee

Sept. 26: Siskin Announces StarNight Virtual Featuring Kodi Lee

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MWCHC & AARP Video Series

MWCHC & AARP Video Series

MWCHC and AARP have recently partnered for a video series called "Lunch & Conversations," which provides online community conversations surrounding healthy living for adults. These discussions are free and open to the public.

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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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Oct. 28: Our Birthday Breakfast is going VIRTUAL

Join us online for our first-ever VIRTUAL Birthday Breakfast on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 am!

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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. 10-12: TN Commerce and Insurance Commissioner to Headline Tennessee Healthcare Symposium, Nov. 10-12

Nov. 10-12: TN Commerce and Insurance Commissioner to Headline Tennessee Healthcare Symposium, Nov. 10-12

Industry's popular insurance workshops go virtual with 30 expert speakers, 20 educational sessions, and 17.5 credit hours over three-day event

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Nov. 13-Jan. 3: Gaylord Opryland Unveils New Signature Immersive Pop-Up Christmas Experience

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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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Profiles

The (Flight) Path to Medicine

The (Flight) Path to Medicine

Vanderbilt LifeFlight physician Dr. Ashley Panas embraces challenges, growth

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Regulatory/Compliance

AMA Releases 2021 CPT Code Set

AMA Releases 2021 CPT Code Set

New updates to medicine's common language reflect burden relief, COVID-19 testing and tech-enabled medical services

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Covering Kids

Covering Kids

Accessing coverage is critical for at-risk families, particularly during the pandemic.

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Senate Health Committee Chairman Alexander Says Congress Should Prepare This Year for the Next Pandemic

Senate Health Committee Chairman Alexander Says Congress Should Prepare This Year for the Next Pandemic

Releases white paper with five recommendations, requests feedback by June 26

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AMA, physician groups defend ACA gains in new California v. Texas filing

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Grand Rounds

Tennessee Department Of Health Joins New Cdc Suicide Prevention Program

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

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AdhereHealthUnveils Newest Adhere™ Platform SaaS Offering for Medicare Advantage Plans toMaximize Star Ratings Performance

Adhere Platform's Resolve™ cloud-based software solution enables clinicians to engage with health plan consumers and their providers through intelligent clinical workflow

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AHIP Launches Season 3 of

AHIP Launches Season 3 of "The Next Big Thing in Health" Podcast Featuring Top Innovators in Health Care

AHIP launched season 3 of its award-winning podcast, "The Next Big Thing in Health." The podcast, hosted by Matt Eyles, AHIP president & CEO, and Laura Evans, former FOX 5 DC anchor, features in-depth conversations that highlight the insights, growing trends, and perspectives from health care innovators who are finding new, more effective ways to deliver better value and better care for patients.

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TriStar Skyline Medical Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

TriStar Skyline Medical Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This week, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of TriStar Skyline Medical Center. We would have preferred to celebrate this milestone with a community celebration, but COVID-19 has halted our event plans.

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OGA Breaks Ground on new Murfreesboro Medical Facility    Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners Internation

OGA Breaks Ground on new Murfreesboro Medical Facility Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners Internation

Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners International

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Flagship Healthcare Properties Hires Blake Bratcher as Executive Vice President

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AMA Awards Research Grants to Advance the Study of Women in Medicine

Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes influential female physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month.

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Bridge Connector Raises $25.5 Million in Series B Funding to Advance Interoperability Layer for Health Care

Integration provider closes round as demand for integrated health data intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

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axialHealthcare Partners with Shatterproof to End Substance Use Disorder Stigma

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Adventist Health and Synchronous Health Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership leverages power of human touch with AI to deliver behavioral healthcare to millions of people; Includes investment in Synchronous Health

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Change Healthcare Acquires Nucleus.io

Creates first of its kind end-to-end, cloud-native Enterprise Imaging platform

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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Partners with Rutherford County to Deliver On-Site, Near-Site Clinic Care

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Partners with Rutherford County to Deliver On-Site, Near-Site Clinic Care

On September 1, Ascension Saint Thomas will officially partner with Rutherford County to provide on-site and near-site clinic services at three sites of care for Rutherford County employees, the employees' dependents and County retirees.

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Gibbs joined Nashville General Hospital as Chief Marketing Officer

Gibbs joined Nashville General Hospital as Chief Marketing Officer

Sherry D. Gibbs, MBA, joined Nashville General Hospital in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer on June 15, 2020. She will be responsible for leading strategic marketing, corporate communications and brand management.

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ObjectiveGI Partnering with ARcare to Provide Advanced Diagnostics and Cutting-Edge Treatment Options for Patients

The clinically integrated research platform will provide thousands of patients with chronic digestive health conditions in the ARcare network access to advanced care options.

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Cryoport Expands Global Supply Chain Platform by Signing Agreement to Acquire CRYOPDP

Acquisition will expand Cryoport's presence in both the EMEA and APAC regions and broaden Cryoport's range of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences; Upon closing, the acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings.

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Klara Raises $15M from Google's AI-Fund Gradient Ventures and Leading Healthcare Investor Frist Cressey to Enable Medical Teams to Offer High Quality

New York City-based digital health company Klara, the leader in patient engagement solutions, today announced it had raised $15 million, co-led by Google's AI-focused venture fund Gradient Ventures and leading healthcare investor Frist Cressey Ventures.

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Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $325,000 to Children's Hospitals

Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $325,000 to Children's Hospitals

Support comes at a critical time for children's hospitals facing steep revenue and fundraising drops during COVID-19 pandemic

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Mayor Cooper Visit, Back To School Giveaways And More For National Health Center Week!

Mayor Cooper Visit, Back To School Giveaways And More For National Health Center Week!

National Health Center Week is a wrap! We had a fantastic time celebrating our staff and the community throughout the week, and we couldn't have done it without you!

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BlueCross Medicare Advantage Quality Program Acknowledges Primary Care Physicians for Superior Patient Care Outcomes

Area doctors celebrated for cost-effective, quality care

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results & Company Update

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today provided a company update and announced second quarter 2020 financial results.

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