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Study Finds Recommended ICU Sedatives Equally Safe, Effective

Sedative medications used in intensive care are associated with increased delirium, which is in turn connected with higher medical costs and greater risk of death and ICU-related dementia.

Clinical

Ascension Saint Thomas Heart First in State, Region, Ascension to Offer Novel Medical Technique

Ascension Saint Thomas Heart First in State, Region, Ascension to Offer Novel Medical Technique

On February 9, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West became the first Ascension hospital in the country and the only medical facility in Tennessee to offer intracoronary brachytherapy, a procedure that helps improve chest pain in patients with stents that have re-narrowed (sometimes called "collapsed") and reduces the chance of them narrowing again in the future.

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New survey shows minorities, children missing cancer screenings and vaccinations

New survey shows minorities, children missing cancer screenings and vaccinations

52% of adults missing lifesaving screenings to prevent cancer are not rescheduling them

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Study Finds Recommended ICU Sedatives Equally Safe, Effective

Study Finds Recommended ICU Sedatives Equally Safe, Effective

Sedative medications used in intensive care are associated with increased delirium, which is in turn connected with higher medical costs and greater risk of death and ICU-related dementia.

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Spectrum Solutions Collaborates with UCLA on Saliva-Based Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) Liquid Biopsy Research for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Spectrum Solutions Collaborates with UCLA on Saliva-Based Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) Liquid Biopsy Research for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Study to focus on using saliva in the analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) to accurately and non-invasively detect non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Sarah Cannon to Present Latest in Blood Cancer Research at the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

Sarah Cannon announced that 53 abstracts and presentations authored by Sarah Cannon experts have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.

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Hot spots identified for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

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ONcology Rounds

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Minority Report

Minority Report

All cancers are not created equally. Recent Vanderbilt research show stomach, lung and appendiceal cancers are on the rise and detected later among certain ethnic groups.

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Rounding on Addiction

Rounding on Addiction

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Research

Functional Seizures Associated with Stroke, Psychiatric Disorders in Electronic Health Records Study

Functional Seizures Associated with Stroke, Psychiatric Disorders in Electronic Health Records Study

In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.

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Events

Today: Cancer Hasn't Stopped. So Neither Have We.

Today: Cancer Hasn't Stopped. So Neither Have We.

Cancer Patients and Survivors from Around the State to Hold Virtual Cancer Action Day

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COVID

HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen Speaks at Nashville Health Care Council BRASS TACKS Series Event

HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen Speaks at Nashville Health Care Council BRASS TACKS Series Event

On Tuesday, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a member discussion with Sam Hazen, the CEO of HCA Healthcare.

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THC Commissioner Statement on Shelby County Vaccine Investigation

Statement from Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP regarding the ongoing investigation of reported wastage of COVID-19 vaccine in Shelby County:

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Nursing Homes Set Goal To Get 75% Of Staff Vaccinated By June 30

Long Term Care Providers Are Encouraging Staff To Receive Vaccinations To Protect Fellow Colleagues And Vulnerable Older Residents

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Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions For Long-Term Care Facilities

The Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level.

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AHA Receives Cdc Grants Totaling $6 Million To Support Vaccine Confidence, Infection Control Expertise

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that it has received two grant awards totaling $6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to advance public health and infectious disease prevention initiatives.

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TDH Update On Investigation Of COVID-19 Vaccine Wastage

The Tennessee Department of Health today provided information on the investigation of reported wastage of COVID-19 vaccine by the Shelby County Health Department.

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Health Equities

Leading health care groups urge bolstered collection of race, ethnicity data during COVID-19 vaccinations

Three leading national health care advocacy organizations urged all health care professionals to redouble efforts to collect and report race and ethnicity data when administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

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AHIP Launches Health Equity Spotlight to Continue Health Equity Conversation

AHIP Launches Health Equity Spotlight to Continue Health Equity Conversation

Every American deserves access to affordable, high-quality care. For far too long, discrimination and systemic racism have served as barriers to health equity for minority and underserved communities.

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AMA, Satcher Health Leadership Institute launch new physician fellowship program to confront health inequities

AMA, Satcher Health Leadership Institute launch new physician fellowship program to confront health inequities

First-of-its-kind initiative aims to reshape the future of health equity advocacy, improve health outcomes

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AHLA Announces Special Issue of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law

AHLA Announces Special Issue of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law

The American Health Law Association (AHLA) announces a special December 2021 issue of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law focused on "Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives."

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AMA statement on Biden administration's plan to advance racial equity

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Profiles

Prescription for Success

Prescription for Success

Stringent opioid guidelines have created a need for proactive prescribing And improved understanding of regulations.

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Regulatory/Compliance

DRUG COMPANIES URGED TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTS TO 340B COMMUNITY PHARMACIES

Yesterday, counsel for the American Hospital Association and the five other national groups and three individual hospital systems that sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over its failure to halt drug company actions that undermine the 340B drug pricing program sent letters demanding that the offending drug companies immediately halt their illegal activities.

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TennCare Block Grant Waiver Approved

TennCare Block Grant Waiver Approved

More than a year after submitting Amendment 42 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a waiver to increase flexibility in the administration of the state's Medicaid program, Tennessee has received an affirmative nod to move forward.

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Alexander: Congress Set to End Surprise Medical Billing

Proposal to protect patients from surprise medical bills and resolve payment disputes between providers and insurers included in government funding legislation that the Congress will vote on this week

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AHA STATEMENT ON FINAL 340B ADMINISTRATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULE

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Grand Rounds

HCA Plans to Buy Brookdale Unit

On Wednesday, news broke that Nashville-based HCA Healthcare has agreed to buy a majority stake in Brookdale Health Care Services (BHS), the unit of the Brentwood-based senior living company that serves home health, hospice and outpatient therapy needs, for a reported $400 million. Brookdale will retain a 20% stake in the unit.

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Cryoport Launches Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Program

Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, announced the launch of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiative - formalizing its long-standing commitment to taking positive action on global environmental, social, health and corporate stewardship issues.

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Brentwood Resident to be Honored at Upcoming PGA TOUR Champions Cologuard Classic for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Brentwood Resident to be Honored at Upcoming PGA TOUR Champions Cologuard Classic for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Brentwood resident Steve Greene will be one of thirteen Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) virtual participants who will be honored by PGA TOUR Champions as part of the annual Cologuard Classic golf event sponsored by Exact Sciences from February 26-28 in Tucson, AZ.

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ROCK HOUSE CENTER ADDS CHRIS JOHNS AS DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

ROCK HOUSE CENTER ADDS CHRIS JOHNS AS DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Rock House Center has added Chris Johns as Director of Growth where he will create and execute a companywide growth plan, optimizing performance of the current lines of business and developing new opportunities.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Receives 800 Stuffed Animal Care Packages From SendAFriend Customers Around The World

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Receives 800 Stuffed Animal Care Packages From SendAFriend Customers Around The World

The "Someone Loves You" Company Provides Priceless Smiles To Brave, Young Patients

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LifePoint Health Expands Compliance with New Leadership Positions

LifePoint Health Expands Compliance with New Leadership Positions

Experienced compliance professionals fill newly created roles

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Joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the Title X provider 'gag rule'

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Change Healthcare Helps Providers Comply with CMS Price Transparency Rule

The goal is to help providers comply with CMS regulations by providing consumer-friendly pricing information and online healthcare shopping solutions

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Blackburn Continues Effort to Protect Consumer Privacy

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R--Tenn.) released the following statement after being named the Ranking Member of the United States Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security.

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American Red Cross Responds to Winter Storm with Shelter and Feeding

American Red Cross Responds to Winter Storm with Shelter and Feeding

A major winter storm traveled across Tennessee resulting in freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Snow and Ice accumulations were greatest in West and Middle Tennessee.

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First Horizon Foundation Donates Nearly $150,000 to Support Organizations Providing Meals to Middle Tennesseans

First Horizon Foundation Donates Nearly $150,000 to Support Organizations Providing Meals to Middle Tennesseans

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Ascend Federal Credit Union, Employees Raise $1,150 for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign

Ascend Federal Credit Union, Employees Raise $1,150 for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign

Ascend Federal Credit Union and its employees raised $1,150 to support the American Heart Association's (AHA's) efforts to increase women's heart health awareness.

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URAC and CTeL Launch New Partnership to Strengthen Virtual Care and Telehealth Outcomes

URAC, the nation's largest independent health care accreditation organization and the recognized leader in digital health and pharmacy accreditation, has launched a new partnership with The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL), an independent legal and regulatory telehealth research institute.

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Nashville Men Fight Breast Cancer for Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee

Nashville Men Fight Breast Cancer for Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee

Scott Mertie is proud to be a "bowtie guy." Even in an era of business casual, the president of Nashville-headquartered Kraft Healthcare Consulting, affiliate of Kraft CPAs, prefers to suit up for work, including a necktie and cufflinks.

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The Huff Project Makes Financial Gift To Support Alk-Positive Vaccine Development

The Huff Project Makes Financial Gift To Support Alk-Positive Vaccine Development

Williamson County Nonprofit Donates $25,000 to Fund Clinical Trial Led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Multiple Change Healthcare Services Earn KLAS Recognition for Excellence

Change Healthcare awarded "Best in KLAS" for Provider Eligibility Enrollment Services and for Payer IT Consulting Services

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Spero Health Opening Addiction Treatment Clinic in Findlay As Overdose Deaths Reach All-Time High

Spero Health has announced plans to open a new addiction treatment clinic in Findlay, OH to quickly respond to the growing need for outpatient community-based services as overdose deaths reach an all-time high.

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New Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Now Underway for a Limited Time

New Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Now Underway for a Limited Time

Biden Administration announcement allows for special three-month opportunity to enroll now for health insurance due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Providertrust Receives Significant Growth Investment From Susquehanna Growth Equity

Providertrust Receives Significant Growth Investment From Susquehanna Growth Equity

Funding will enable Company to scale its robust suite of healthcare compliance screening, monitoring, and verification software tools

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Sarah Cannon Leaders to Present at the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT® and CIBMTR®

The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, formerly the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, announced 19 abstracts and presentations have been accepted for presentation at the 2021 TCT | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, held virtually from February 8-12, 2021.

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