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A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Drs. Anthony Fauci and James Hildreth, two noted infectious disease experts, sat down for a virtual fireside chat to discuss

Matters of the Heart

Middle Tennessee heart programs offer innovation, hope for cardiac patients

Clinical

Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

Middle Tennessee heart programs offer innovation, hope for cardiac patients

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ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF

ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF

New therapeutics enhance care, reduce mortality for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

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The Science of Stroke Prevention

The Science of Stroke Prevention

A minimally invasive procedure means less stroke risk for AFib patients.

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Guideline for reducing opioid use post-surgery leads to high pain management satisfaction and disposal rates

Patient satisfaction rate exceeds 90 percent, while 83 percent of patients properly dispose of unused pills, in study of a patient-centered prescribing guideline

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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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Business

AHA Statement On Senate Passage Of Medicare Sequester Relief Legislation

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New Analysis Shows Continued Negative Impact Of COVID-19 On Hospital & Health System Financial Health In 2021

A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association (AHA) highlights the ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial stability of hospitals and health systems, threatening their ability to continue to provide essential services to their patients and communities.

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A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Drs. Anthony Fauci and James Hildreth, two noted infectious disease experts, sat down for a virtual fireside chat to discuss

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Workforce Challenges in 2021

Workforce Challenges in 2021

Employers are looking ahead to address challenges while adjusting to the new normal.

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Translating Science into Practice

Translating Science into Practice

Centerstone is training behavioral health providers in a simulated real-world environment to sharpen skills and improve workforce readiness.

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Analysts Outline Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

Analysts Outline Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

Now surpassing 12 months of operating during a pandemic, financial analysts share insights on their healthcare industry expectations for 2021.

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The Clear Case for Preparedness

The Clear Case for Preparedness

More than 100 private industry healthcare organizations outline recommendations to better prepare for future pandemics and natural disasters.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act

Consolidated Appropriations Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several provisions impacting providers and healthcare businesses. KraftCPA's Lucy Carter recently discussed the impact of three of them with NMGMA members.

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Research

Method Proposed to Correct Misinterpretations of Long-Term Survival Rates for Immunotherapies

Method Proposed to Correct Misinterpretations of Long-Term Survival Rates for Immunotherapies

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have transformed cancer care to the point where the popular Cox proportional-hazards model provides misleading estimates of the treatment effect, according to a new study published April 15 in JAMA Oncology.

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Events

Annual Onedigital Wellbeing Conference Goes Virtual

Annual Onedigital Wellbeing Conference Goes Virtual

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April 20: BCAC Town Hall events calling all fraternity brothers and more

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April 22: BCAC Town Hall events calling all fraternity brothers and more

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April 22: Dr. Matthew Walker, Sr. Legacy Breakfast 2021

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April 23; TrustPoint Hospital Participating in Drug Takeback Event

April 23; TrustPoint Hospital Participating in Drug Takeback Event

Murfreesboro inpatient and physical rehab hospital joining with local organizations to encourage safe disposal of unused prescription medications

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July 12-14, 2021: Crossroads 2021: An Artia Solutions Conference

Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference was the first event of its kind in 2018 for Medicaid stakeholders.

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May 20: Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Announces Performers for Hammers & High Heels Event "A Night of Songs & Stories"

Annual Fundraiser to Kick Off on May 10th with Online Auction, Wine Drawing and Social Photo Contest Before Virtual Event on May 20th

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Siskin Children's Institute Announces Event with Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker

Siskin Children's Institute Announces Event with Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker

Siskin Children's Institute is excited to announce a unique spring event with 2019 Tony Award winning actress Ali Stroker. Breaking Boundaries on Broadway with Ali Stroker will stream virtually on April 22 at 6:30 pm CST and 7:30 pm EST. All proceeds of this event benefit Siskin Children's Institute and the children and families they serve throughout the region.

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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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Working together to promote Nashville

Working together to promote Nashville

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COVID

Market Study Explores Tennesseans' Perspectives On COVID-19 Vaccine

Quantitative and qualitative look at vaccine hesitancy across the state

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AdhereHealth Program Connects Underserved with COVID Vaccines

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Tennesssee Department Of Health Statement On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

FDA and CDC recommend pausing administration of vaccine

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Meharry Medical College Receives Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Increase Mobile Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Meharry Medical College Receives Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Increase Mobile Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Support follows historic $100 million gift in September, through its Greenwood Initiative, to nation's four historically Black medical schools to help ease debt burden of 800 Black medical students

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New Podcast

New Podcast "Arts for the Health of It" Empowers Listeners to use the Arts to Address COVID-19 Burnout and Promote Well-being

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Vanderbilt Seeks Volunteers for COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Vanderbilt Seeks Volunteers for COVID-19 Clinical Trial

COVID-positive patients who aren't hospitalized can play a crucial role in the development of medications for COVID

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Health Equity

Health Equity Collaborative Leads National Community Organizations in Submitting New Health Equity Guidelines to Lawmakers

A coalition of 33 progressive, civil rights, and multicultural organizations sent a letter to Congress and the Biden administration outlining new guidelines to elevate health equity.

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AHA Is Looking For Hospitals And Community Partners To Advance Health Equity

Applications for the 2021 Hospital Community Collaborative Cohort are now open.

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AHIP Submits Testimony for Senate Hearing on COVID-19 and Improving Health Equity

March 25, 2021 - This morning, AHIP submitted testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee for its hearing on "Examining Our COVID-19 Response: Improving Health Equity and Outcomes by Addressing Health Disparities."

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Part 11: Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

Part 11: Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

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Part 1: Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

Part 1: Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

Living in a multigenerational home has become increasingly common in the United States. One in five Americans currently live in a home with multiple generations.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Blackburn, Duckworth Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Lives of People with Limb Loss

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation along with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to improve health outcomes for individuals living with limb loss or limb differences.

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Crucial Behavioral Health Bill Introduced

Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) introduced their bipartisan bill, the Rural Behavioral Health Access Act.

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Blackburn, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Improve Rural Health Care

Blackburn, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Improve Rural Health Care

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced the bipartisan Rural America Health Corps Act. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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NAACOS Asks HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to Grow Medicare ACO Programs

Letter Recommends National Goal to Have a Majority of Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries in an ACO by 2025

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Grand Rounds

Collective Of Black Doulas Partners With Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Collective Of Black Doulas Partners With Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown was honored to host the ladies of Homeland Heart Birth & Wellness Collective, a Nashville-based non-profit collective of African American doulas.

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American Health Partners Purchased By The Mitchell Family Office

CEO Michael Bailey hails the new investment as "exciting new chapter" for the Company

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New Podcast

New Podcast "Arts for the Health of It" Empowers Listeners to use the Arts to Address COVID-19 Burnout and Promote Well-being

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American Cancer Society Names Dr. Karen Knudsen as its Next CEO

American Cancer Society Names Dr. Karen Knudsen as its Next CEO

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations' CEO since 2015.

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AccuReg Launches EngageCare™: One Integrated Digital Platform Manages Patient Access, Intake and Engagement Across the Entire Care Setting

AccuReg Launches EngageCare™: One Integrated Digital Platform Manages Patient Access, Intake and Engagement Across the Entire Care Setting

EngageCare improves patient safety and satisfaction, maximizes net revenue and consolidates vendors

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emids Acquires Quovantis Technologies in Latest Expansion of Human-Centered, Design-Led Product Development and Software Engineering Capabilities

Deal signals the next chapter in the company's focus on driving digital customer experience and innovation in the payer, provider and life sciences sectors

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Monogram Health Opens Operations Hub in Arizona

Tempe Location Supports Delivery of Kidney Care Services Across U.S.

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"Lift a Parent, Raise a Child"

The April Campaign Focuses on Building Resilient Homes for TN Families

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5by5 Partners with Jeff Atwood as Healthcare Expert in Residence

5by5 continues working with top-level talent through its ground-breaking program

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NorthCrest Health Reaches Agreement to Join TriStar Health

Agreement ensures access to quality healthcare services in Robertson County, addresses evolving healthcare needs of community and surrounding area

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U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Formalize Trauma Training Program

U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Formalize Trauma Training Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is becoming an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), formalizing a longstanding relationship between the two entities that is built on a history of collaborative success.

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NeurOptics Launches Pupillometry Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Neurological intensive care unit implements pupillometry as an important tool to support management of patients with brain injury

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Center to Open March 29 in Cleveland

New center to offer outpatient care for adults who are struggling with opioid addiction

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Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply

Help the Red Cross refuel the blood supply

Race to give blood for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®

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COA of Middle Tennessee is Now AgeWell

The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee recently unveiled a rebrand as AgeWell Middle Tennessee.

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Spiras Health Names Bowers CEO

In late January, Spiras Health announced expansion of its executive leadership team with the addition of healthcare veteran Scott A. Bowers as chief executive officer.

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Almost 300 Children Enrolled in Katie Beckett Program

The Division of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced that more than 290 children have been enrolled in the Katie Beckett Program since it opened for applications in late November 2020.

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CMS Approves Ascension Saint Thomas Program

Ascension Saint Thomas is the first health system in Tennessee, and one of the first in the nation, approved to provide Hospital Care at Home to Medicare fee-for-service patients.

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Glaser Joins Williamson Medical Group

Glaser Joins Williamson Medical Group

Williamson Medical Center recently welcomed a new primary care physician, Alessandra Glaser, MD, to Williamson Medical Group (WMG).

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Business Briefs

Local health tech powerhouse emids has been on an acquisition spree, announcing the company has acquired Canada-based Macadamian, a global full-service software design and development consultancy and one of the largest healthcare specialist firms of its kind.

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