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TriStar Centennial Opens Advanced Joint Replacement Institute

As the first patients were wheeled into the new state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgery center at TriStar Centennial last month, Dr. Michael Christie, co-founder of Southern Joint Replacement Institute, realized the culmination ...

Playing it Safe

The ACL Play-It-Safe Program™ is being implemented across the country to help athletes understand the mechanics of movement and reduce non-contact ACL injuries.

Business

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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Nashville Health Care Council Opens Applications For 2019 Fellows Class

Nashville Health Care Council Opens Applications For 2019 Fellows Class

The Nashville Health Care Council has opened applications for the 2019 Fellows class, an annual initiative to explore new business strategies to address the greatest challenges facing the American health care system.

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Updating the Way to Pay

Updating the Way to Pay

CMS is proposing big changes in the physician fee schedule and quality payment program for 2019

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Clinical

Nashville's First Dedicated Clinic for Rape Exams Begins Taking Clients

Nashville's First Dedicated Clinic for Rape Exams Begins Taking Clients

Website includes interactive tool to help sexual assault victims determine if the SAFE Clinic is right for them

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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin Expands Staff, Adds Pediatric Services

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin Expands Staff, Adds Pediatric Services

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin greatly expands staff and adds pediatric services.

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Regenerative Medicine in Orthopaedics

Regenerative Medicine in Orthopaedics

Regenerative medicine means less pain, more options for orthopaedic patients.

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SJRI Opens Dickson Clinic

Southern Joint Replacement Institute opens Dickson clinic.

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Industry Leaders Announce Innovative Orthopaedic Partnership

Industry Leaders Announce Innovative Orthopaedic Partnership

Saint Thomas Health, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance recently announced a collaborative partnership for joint replacement.

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AMA Offers Comments to CMS on its 2019 Medicare Reform Proposal

The American Medical Association (AMA) submitted comprehensive comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that outlined recommended changes to the proposed rule on physician payment policies.

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Serving Those Who Serve

Serving Those Who Serve

Centerstone has officially opened a new clinic in Clarksville dedicated to serving veterans and their families and named a new Military Services leader.

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Playing it Safe

Playing it Safe

The ACL Play-It-Safe Program™ is being implemented across the country to help athletes understand the mechanics of movement and reduce non-contact ACL injuries.

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TriStar Centennial Opens Advanced Joint Replacement Institute

TriStar Centennial Opens Advanced Joint Replacement Institute

As the first patients were wheeled into the new state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgery center at TriStar Centennial last month, Dr. Michael Christie, co-founder of Southern Joint Replacement Institute, realized the culmination of a 30-year dream.

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Events

Sept. 21: Village Crest Family Dental to Host Free Dentistry

Residents in the Smyrna community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Village Crest Family Dental on Friday, September 21.

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Sept. 22: Meharry & Vanderbilt Partner to Host A Free Seminar to Address the Shortage of Black Male Doctors

The summit, "Navigating the Pre-Health Path: An Event for Black Men Interested in the Health Professions," is free and open to black males in high school, college or post college

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Sept. 22: Saint Thomas Health Provides Free Medical, Dental And Vision Care For The Uninsured And Underinsured In Tennessee

Sept. 22: Saint Thomas Health Provides Free Medical, Dental And Vision Care For The Uninsured And Underinsured In Tennessee

Saint Thomas Health will host a free healthcare clinic at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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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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Sept. 27: Neighborhood Cafe 2018

Sept. 27: Neighborhood Cafe 2018

Neighborhood Health holds an annual breakfast each year to raise funds and to raise awareness of the services of Neighborhood Health to the Nashville/Davidson County community.

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Sept. 29: Walk to Raise Awareness For Children With Apraxia

The 2018 Nashville Walk for Apraxia event will be held on September 29, 2018, at the Gateway Island to benefit children with apraxia of speech.

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Sept. 29: BlueCross Offering Drive-Through Flu Shots

Mt. Canaan Baptist Church location also includes secure drop-off for unused prescriptions

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Sept. 29: 2018 Nashville Walk to End Lupus

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Oct. 3: Faith Family Medical Center Celebrates Largest Fundraiser's 10th Year

Oct. 3: Faith Family Medical Center Celebrates Largest Fundraiser's 10th Year

Faith Family Medical Center's 10th Annual Birthday Breakfast will take place on October 3rd, 2018 at 7 a.m. at Woodmont Christian Church.

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Oct. 6: Downtown Commons Oktoberfest

Oct. 6: Downtown Commons Oktoberfest

The Bikers Who Care Organization is proud to announce their newest event, Downtown Commons Oktoberfest. This inaugural event will be held at Downtown Commons on Saturday October 6th, 2018 from 2pm-10pm.

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Oct. 13: Free Health Fair at Jackson Street Church of Christ

Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt Trauma Surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi, is providing a free health fair on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Jackson Street Church of Christ located at 1408 Jackson Street in Nashville.

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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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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: Brandon Downs, MD

Physician Spotlight: Brandon Downs, MD

Dr. Brandon Downs of Orthopaedic Specialists offers convenient, comprehensive services to patients who rely on his expertise in minimally invasive joint replacement and sports medicine.

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Grand Rounds

Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Releases 2018 Year In Review

New White Paper Highlights Key Drivers, Insights Shaping The Future Of Health Care

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HCA'S Tristar Division Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Wes Fountain

HCA'S Tristar Division Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Wes Fountain

HCA's TriStar Division welcomes Wes Fountain as the healthcare division's new chief financial officer (CFO).

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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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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

AMA Opposes Administration Proposed Rule on Title X Family Planning Program

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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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