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Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

About one in 25 patients in America has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day, according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.

Business

PRRB Announces Significant Changes to Medicare Appeal Rules

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NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

Saint Thomas Medical Partners CEO and National MGMA/ACMPE Board Chair Yvette Doran shared updates and information on the value and direction of MGMA involvement.

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Practicing with Precision

Practicing with Precision

Precision medicine holds great promise to tailor treatment in a manner that maximizes outcomes, yet a number of barriers exist that hinder the rapidly growing discipline's integration into daily practice.

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Health:Further Keynote Speakers Offer Energy And Insight

Health:Further Keynote Speakers Offer Energy And Insight

Although the annual Health:Further conference is best known for bringing innovative start-ups and investors together, the event also attracts healthcare and business organizations that have massive scale.

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Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

Franklin company mitigating cybersecurity risks for healthcare organizations nationwide.

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Change in Mindset Necessary for Stronger Information Security in Healthcare

Change in Mindset Necessary for Stronger Information Security in Healthcare

Compliance is king, but that's not how it should be. Since the introduction of HIPAA in 1996, the healthcare field has centered data privacy and security efforts around compliance.

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Bring Your Own Key

Bring Your Own Key

Change Healthcare's HealthQx® analytic suite features a novel kill switch that puts information security in the hands of payers and providers.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

With billions of dollars on the line, more than 450 special agents across the country are tasked with ferreting out Medicare & Medicaid fraud and abuse.

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Clinical

TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis

TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis

Evidence, Known Harms Increase Concerns about Risks to Health

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The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.

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Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

About one in 25 patients in America has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day, according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.

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News of Note in Addiction

News of Note in Addiction

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.

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Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

Physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the state gathered in Nashville last month for education and updates on the opioid crisis and other pressing issues at the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit.

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Keeping the Focus on Quality & Safety

Keeping the Focus on Quality & Safety

Quality and safety don't happen by accident. LifePoint Health has garnered national recognition for their commitment to quality and now shares their insights on sustained improvement with others.

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New Tech Solutions to Improve Medication Adherence

New Tech Solutions to Improve Medication Adherence

A health system can make remarkable strides in patient safety and quality only to see those results squandered when patients fail to properly adhere to a medication regimen.

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Meharry Launches Data Science Institute

Meharry Launches Data Science Institute

New institute looks to accelerate treatment and innovation for underserved populations by tapping into a diverse databank of 3.5 million medical and dental records.

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Events

Oct 30: 39th Annual TMA Insurance Workshops

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Nov. 2: Music City AAHAM Chapter Fall Educational Conference

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Nov.  5 & 6: Distributed: Health 2018, The Premier Event for Healthcare and Blockchain Industries

Nov. 5 & 6: Distributed: Health 2018, The Premier Event for Healthcare and Blockchain Industries

Do you understand how blockchain technology can streamline healthcare processes?

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Nov. 7-9: Unprecedented Medicaid Conference to Convene Disparate Stakeholders to Discuss Sector's Biggest Challenges, Initiate Solutions

Crossroads, An Artia Solutions Conference will gather the brightest minds in Medicaid Nov. 7-9, 2018, to jumpstart game-changing conversations about improving new drug policies, pharmaceutical trends, healthcare reform, regulations, and other pressing issues

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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: Changing Minds

Physician Spotlight: Changing Minds

Acadia Healthcare CMO Michael Genovese, MD, JD, tackles misconceptions around mental health and addiction.

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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

Music City AAHAM Fall Conference • Nov. 2 • Envision Conference Center

Registration is now open for the Music City Chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management fall educational conference.

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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

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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AMA Statement on Proposed Policy Linking Safety Net Benefits and Immigration Status

Statement attributable to: Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., President, American Medical Association

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