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Nashville Fosters Innovation at Startup Day Event

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking to invest in innovative healthcare startups, according to an official who attended the Startup Day Nashville in June.

Before Stage Four

Providers wouldn't wait to intervene with breast cancer until it had become metastatic. Yet, delayed reaction is too often the case when it comes to suicide prevention efforts.

Business

Nashville Fosters Innovation at Startup Day Event

Nashville Fosters Innovation at Startup Day Event

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking to invest in innovative healthcare startups, according to an official who attended the Startup Day Nashville in June.

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Tech Talk

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What to Expect at Health:Further 2018

What to Expect at Health:Further 2018

The fourth annual Health:Further is poised to break records, surpass expectations of festival goers as the annual event continues to grow.

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AMA Celebrates Five Years of VUSM Education Innovation

On June 5, representatives from the American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) leadership team visited Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) to review accomplishments made during the past five years of VUSM's participation in the ACE consortium.

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Briovation Launches Tokenizing Health

Briovation Launches Tokenizing Health

Tokenizing Health summit planned for Health:Further 2018

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Smarter Medicine through AI

Smarter Medicine through AI

Artificial intelligence can reduce costs, prompt greater medical advancement, and improve patient outcomes, but is not without risks.

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Betting on Blockchain

Betting on Blockchain

Improved efficiency and communication are at the heart of blockchain technology, offering great promise for the healthcare industry to realize improved outcomes in both a business and clinical setting.

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A Really Big Deal

A Really Big Deal

In mid-June, Cressey & Company, a healthcare-focused private investment firm with offices in Chicago and Nashville, announced the closing of Fund VI on $995 million and a related co-investment vehicle on $105 million, bringing total new capital commitments to $1.1 billion.

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Clinical

Before Stage Four

Before Stage Four

Providers wouldn't wait to intervene with breast cancer until it had become metastatic. Yet, delayed reaction is too often the case when it comes to suicide prevention efforts.

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MHAMT Leader Takes on National Role

MHAMT Leader Takes on National Role

MHA of Middle Tennessee leader Tom Starling was inducted as board chair of the national Mental Health America organization at last month's annual meeting.

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The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

As discussed in last month's edition of the Nashville Medical News, the Tennessee General Assembly recently approved a significant portion of Governor Bill Haslam's "TN Together" plan to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Op-Ed: The Need for Effective Measures to Treat Mental Illness

Op-Ed: The Need for Effective Measures to Treat Mental Illness

There is an urgent need for more dynamic and effective measures to care for the growing number of Americans with serious mental illness - in Middle Tennessee and across the nation.

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Behavioral Health Rounds

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SAFE Clinic Opens to Victims of Sexual Violence

SAFE Clinic Opens to Victims of Sexual Violence

Nashville's first freestanding SAFE Clinic is a dedicated, healing environment for rape victims.

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AAC Utilizing AI to Improve Outcomes

AAC Utilizing AI to Improve Outcomes

Artificial intelligence helping staff, patients at AAC

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Smarter Medicine through AI

Smarter Medicine through AI

Artificial intelligence can reduce costs, prompt greater medical advancement, and improve patient outcomes, but is not without risks.

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Heart Monitor

Heart Monitor

It's been an exciting few weeks for cardiac care in Middle Tennessee with major announcements coming from Saint Thomas Health and TriStar Centennial.

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Events

July 28: Saint Thomas Health Provides Free Medical, Dental And Vision Care For The Uninsured And Underinsured In Tennessee

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24th Annual Movies in the Park 2018 Lineup

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Aug 8: Kendra Gives Back Party

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Aug. 18: MWCHC Free Annual Community  Pancake Breakfast and Block Party

Aug. 18: MWCHC Free Annual Community Pancake Breakfast and Block Party

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July 24: Candidates for District 19, Tennessee State Senate to Debate at Meharry Medical College

July 24: Candidates for District 19, Tennessee State Senate to Debate at Meharry Medical College

NewsChannel 5's Vicki Yates will moderate the discussion between candidates for the state senate seat

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Sept. 25: U.S. Senate General Election Debate Set For Cumberland University

Partners include USA Today Network-Tennessee, Nashville Public Television, League of Women Voters

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Aug. 27-29: Health:Further

The 2018 Health:Further Festival is set for August 27-29 at the Music City Center.

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Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

As you know, all of Music Health Alliance's services are entirely free. Depending on where you are in your healthcare journey, you may have reached out to us for different reasons.

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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: Dr. Pampee Young: Nashville Physician Oversees National Red Cross Blood Supply

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Pampee Young: Nashville Physician Oversees National Red Cross Blood Supply

Much of the nation's blood supply is medically monitored by Nashville-based physician and American Red Cross CMO Dr. Pampee Young.

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McWhorter Society Luncheon Honors Healthcare Luminaries

McWhorter Society Luncheon Honors Healthcare Luminaries

The annual McWhorter Society Luncheon at Belmont University celebrated healthcare accomplishments by honoring Gov. Winfield C. Dunn and announcing the 2018 inductees into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Physician Spotlight: TennCare CMO Victor Wu

Physician Spotlight: TennCare CMO Victor Wu

TennCare CMO launches programs aimed at improving health of Tennessee's Medicaid recipients.

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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

Trump Picks Supreme Court Nominee

President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Monday evening, July 9. He selected 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, pending Congressional approval.

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The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

As discussed in last month's edition of the Nashville Medical News, the Tennessee General Assembly recently approved a significant portion of Governor Bill Haslam's "TN Together" plan to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Video: Alexander on Trump Administration Association Health Plan Rule

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Research

Study Tracks Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on State Medicaid Programs 

In the United States, one infant is born every 15 minutes with withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to opioids before birth, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Grand Rounds

Business Briefs

Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies Inc. (CET) and LSU Health New Orleans have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop new biomedical products based on research from LSU.

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HCA's TriStar Health Invests in Middle Tennessee

HCA's TriStar Health Invests in Middle Tennessee

TriStar Health recently announced plans to invest more than $500 million into its Middle Tennessee facilities.

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Portacci Named Saint Thomas Health VP of Strategy

Portacci Named Saint Thomas Health VP of Strategy

Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, recently introduced Ruth Portacci as vice president of strategy.

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LBMC Promotes Burnette

LBMC Promotes Burnette

LBMC, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, announced Mark Burnette, CPA, CISSP, CISA, QSA as its new leader of the Risk Services practice.

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Promotion, New Faculty at Sarah Cannon

Promotion, New Faculty at Sarah Cannon

William Donnellan, MD, was recently promoted to director of Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research at Sarah Cannon.

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Berlin Named to New VICC Leadership Post

Berlin Named to New VICC Leadership Post

Jordan Berlin, MD, has been named associate director of Clinical Investigation Strategy and Shared Resources at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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TwelveStone Adds Private Infusion Suites, Names Medical Director

In June, TwelveStone Health Partners announced the addition of infusion therapy suites to the company's Murfreesboro headquarters. While the company has offered home-based infusion therapy for several years, the leadership team recognized a need for outpatient services, as well.

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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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