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State of Technology

Nashville HIT leaders address challenges, accomplishments of the region's thriving healthcare IT market.

Integrating AI in Healthcare

Technology has advanced to a point where AI in healthcare is increasingly common. Now the challenge is utilizing data in a way that is not only predictive but also prescriptive to improve health and outcomes.

Clinical

Helping Children and  Athletes Breathe Easier

Helping Children and Athletes Breathe Easier

Experiencing shortness of breath during exercise can be extremely distressing, particularly when it occurs in a child, teen or young adult.

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Enhancing Access to Care through Technology

Enhancing Access to Care through Technology

Innovative technology allows patients, health plans to schedule appointments online.

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Reimaging Residency

Reimaging Residency

A joint project between Vanderbilt and Ole Miss was one of eight selected by the American Medical Association to reimagine residency programming.

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Premier Scribes Allows Providers to Focus on Patients ... Not

Premier Scribes Allows Providers to Focus on Patients ... Not

Detailed documentation is a critical, but oft dreaded, part of every patient encounter. One doctor set out to put the focus back on patients while ensuring the paperwork is done.

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LipiFlow®: Advanced Procedure to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction & Chronic Dry Eye

LipiFlow®: Advanced Procedure to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction & Chronic Dry Eye

In-office procedure can promote eyelid health and provide relief from dry eye.

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SCALE 2019 Showcases Latest in Aesthetics Medicine

SCALE 2019 Showcases Latest in Aesthetics Medicine

Now in its 14th year, the Music City SCALE Conference broke previous attendance records, with plans for additional growth in 2020.

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Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Between Medicine and Technology

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Between Medicine and Technology

When it comes to rolling out new systems, Neal Patel, MD, said listening to users and understanding concerns are critical to success.

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Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Hall of Fame's fifth class represents some of Tennessee's most influential health care leaders

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Business

Integrating AI in Healthcare

Integrating AI in Healthcare

Technology has advanced to a point where AI in healthcare is increasingly common. Now the challenge is utilizing data in a way that is not only predictive but also prescriptive to improve health and outcomes.

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AMA Advances New Principles to Put AI into Practice

AMA Advances New Principles to Put AI into Practice

AHIP isn't the only national organization focused on how AI might be effectively deployed to improve patient engagement, care and interaction with the broader healthcare system.

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State of Technology

State of Technology

Nashville HIT leaders address challenges, accomplishments of the region's thriving healthcare IT market.

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Navigating the Risks of New Healthcare Technologies

New technologies in healthcare hold great promise, but with that promise come risks that must be considered and addressed.

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Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Recent news of note in Middle Tennessee's health tech sector.

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Tips & Traps: Expert Insights from NMGMA Leadership

Tips & Traps: Expert Insights from NMGMA Leadership

NMGMA's president and president-elect share insights borne of experience to help practice managers enhance success.

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Don't Fall Short on Your Revenue Cycle Management

Just as providers use data to deliver quality care and improve a patient's health, clinicians and administrators should rely on the evidence available in their reporting systems to analyze the revenue cycle and improve the practice's financial health.

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Taking a Deep Dive

Taking a Deep Dive

MGMA collects and publishes actionable data to help practices stay competitive and grow.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

Done right, budgeting is a business tool that helps practices breathe life into their strategic vision. works

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Research

VUMC Joins International Effort to Speed Vaccine Development

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has joined an international effort to streamline and accelerate development of vaccines and other treatments against a growing worldwide surge of deadly and debilitating viral infections.

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Women to Watch Class of 2019

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

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Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Division Chief Nurse Executive
HCA Healthcare TriStar Division

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DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

Chief Medical Officer
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Emergency Department Medical Director
TeamHealth

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Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Senior Vice President Clinical & Professional Practices
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
Tennessee Hospital Association

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Nicole Cottrill

Nicole Cottrill

Partner & Healthcare Lead
DVL Seigenthaler, A Finn Partners Company

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Lisa Davis, MAcc

Lisa Davis, MAcc

Chief Financial Officer
Ascension Saint Thomas

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Kristen F. Johns

Kristen F. Johns

Partner
Waller

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Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Nashville Academy of Medicine & Medical Foundation of Nashville

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Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Member-in-Charge, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services
KraftCPAs PLLC

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Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Attending Veterinarian and Vice President for Animal Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Grand Rounds

HCA Healthcare Launches SPOT Program to Detect Sepsis

Last month, Nashville-based HCA Healthcare announced it has developed an algorithm-driven, real-time system to more quickly identify patients with sepsis and help save lives.

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New Centerstone Roles for Shelton, Lockman

New Centerstone Roles for Shelton, Lockman

Behavioral health organization Centerstone recently announced Richard C. Shelton, MD, has been named the chief science officer for the organization and Jennifer Lockman, PhD, has been tapped to lead Centerstone's Research Institute as CEO.

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New Technology Helps Patients Requiring Frequent X-rays

New Technology Helps Patients Requiring Frequent X-rays

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has introduced a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopedic clinic to help patients like Chloie Jacobs, 9.

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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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Clover Health Opens New Local Office

Clover Health, which combines technology with its Medicare Advantage insurance programming to focus on health and preventive measures for covered lives, recently announced the opening of a new Nashville-area office and the intent to tap into the city's deep pool of healthcare talent. The new space at 725 Cool Springs Blvd. will house healthcare operations experts as the company realigns internal teams to launch the next phase of growth. Those interested in the new positions can learn more and apply through the Clover Careers page of the website (cloverhealth.com). Company officials said they expect Middle Tennessee to be the focal point for hiring in 2019.

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Edgeworth Joins HCA's TriStar Division as CAO South

Edgeworth Joins HCA's TriStar Division as CAO South

Mitch Edgeworth has been appointed chief administrative officer for HCA Healthcare TriStar Division's southern region.

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AdvancedHEALTH Welcomes Lawson

AdvancedHEALTH, Middle Tennessee's largest, independent, multi-specialty practice, recently announced the addition of Laura L. Lawson, MD, to its growing group of providers.

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May Joins Montecito

Billy May has joined Montecito Medical Real Estate, the nation's top privately held acquirer of medical office properties, as vice president of asset management.

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Regulatory/Compliance

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care

There's one question I hear almost every day from Tennesseans, and it is, "What are you doing to lower the cost I pay for health care?"

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Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 aims to deliver better health care outcomes and better health care experiences at lower costs

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing

Ending the practice of hospitals and providers sending surprise medical bills to patients is a perfect example of how Congress and President Trump can work together to reduce out of pocket health care costs for Americans.

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Events

June 10: 3th Annual Golf Tournament, Tee Off for ALS in Nashville Will Raise Money To Fight ALS

On Monday, June 10th, The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter will hold the 13th Annual Tee Off for ALS golf tournament.

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