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Innovation in Orthopaedics

Innovation and advances mean less pain, down time for today's orthopaedic patients.

The Emotional Toll of COVID-19 in the Senior Population

In addition to the physical toll of COVID-19 among seniors, isolation and uncertainty is taking a toll on mental health.

Clinical

American College of Surgeons panels warn vaping and marijuana use before an operation can be harmful

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Council on Aging Offers Helpline, Resources for Healthcare Providers

Council on Aging Offers Helpline, Resources for Healthcare Providers

COA offers a helpline and lifeline to providers, older adults, caregivers and family members trying to navigate services.

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VUMC Launches Groundwork for Tennessee's First Federally Funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

VUMC Launches Groundwork for Tennessee's First Federally Funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support establishment of an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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From Pain Management to Pandemic: The Changing Face of Sports Medicine

From Pain Management to Pandemic: The Changing Face of Sports Medicine

New norms mean new routines and standards of care on and off the field.

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Kids, Classrooms and COVID-19

Kids, Classrooms and COVID-19

Risk mitigation key as kids hit the classrooms.

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Brookdale CEO Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

Brookdale CEO Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

As part of their ongoing Brass Tacks series, the Nashville Health Care Council recently welcomed Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier to discuss the senior living industry's response to COVID-19.

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Injury Patterns in Older Adults

Injury Patterns in Older Adults

When elderly patients present in the ED, it can be difficult to distinguish between injuries occurring from a fall or physical abuse. A new study explores patterns as a way to distinguish between the two.

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TOA Announces New Providers, Location, Merger

TOA Announces New Providers, Location, Merger

It been a busy year for Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. In addition to 17 Middle Tennessee locations, four of which include urgent care clinics, TOA also operates a Sports Performance Center with specialized sports performance training for teams and individuals.

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Growth at Hughston Orthopaedics

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics is adding to its physician roster.

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Business

Competition Declined in Majority of Health Insurance Markets Where it was Most Scarce

AMA study finds increasingly limited health insurance options for patients in highly concentrated markets

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AMA Supports Congress Providing Much-Needed Relief to Physicians Working Through the Pandemic

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Meharry, Wharton Partner on Dual Degree Program

Meharry, Wharton Partner on Dual Degree Program

Meharry Medical College and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania have partnered on a joint MD/PhD program.

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Practice Management Q&A with NMGMA

Practice Management Q&A with NMGMA

NMGMA leaders answer questions about challenging practice management issues.

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Physician Practice Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

Physician Practice Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of daily life, including the way care is delivered. Looking toward a post-COVID landscape, practice leaders will need to reevaluate processes and assess the best way forward.

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Economic Effect of COVID-19 Shutdowns & PPP Relief

Economic Effect of COVID-19 Shutdowns & PPP Relief

A public health crisis, COVID-19 has also proven to be an economic crisis for practices and providers. For those receiving PPP relief, the path to forgiveness is coming into focus.

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Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth Host Conversations on Health Equity & Disparities

Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth Host Conversations on Health Equity & Disparities

Following through on a pledge to address racial inequities, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth have embarked on a three-part conversation on health equity and action to eliminate disparities.

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What the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act Means for Providers

What the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act Means for Providers

In August, Gov. Bill Lee signed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act. What protections does it afford providers?

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Research

Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Early alcohol consumption increases risk of miscarriage, according to new Vanderbilt-led study.

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Events

Meharry Conducting Free COVID Testing on Saturdays at Local Churches

Meharry Conducting Free COVID Testing on Saturdays at Local Churches

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Connectus Health Offers Free Pediatric Physicals And Immunizations Starting Oct.

Connectus Health Offers Free Pediatric Physicals And Immunizations Starting Oct.

Children Ages 0-18 Can Receive Free Services at Both Nashville Clinic Locations

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MWCHC & AARP Video Series

MWCHC & AARP Video Series

MWCHC and AARP have recently partnered for a video series called "Lunch & Conversations," which provides online community conversations surrounding healthy living for adults. These discussions are free and open to the public.

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Oct. 20: Time for A Crucial Conversation on Health Care

Oct. 20: Time for A Crucial Conversation on Health Care

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Free Virtual Career Fair for Nashville Physicians/APPs on October 22

Free Virtual Career Fair for Nashville Physicians/APPs on October 22

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Oct. 24: Tristar Health To Host

Oct. 24: Tristar Health To Host "Crush The Crisis" Opioid Take-Back Day

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OCT. 28: FFMC's Virtual Birthday Breakfast!

OCT. 28: FFMC's Virtual Birthday Breakfast!

Join Faith Family Medical Center ONLINE in just two weeks for our first-ever Virtual Birthday Breakfast. We have so much to look forward to! In addition to our very special guest speaker, Amy Grant, Gov. Bill Lee will be stopping by with a message just for Faith Family's viewers!

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HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

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Nov. 10-12: TN Commerce and Insurance Commissioner to Headline Tennessee Healthcare Symposium, Nov. 10-12

Nov. 10-12: TN Commerce and Insurance Commissioner to Headline Tennessee Healthcare Symposium, Nov. 10-12

Industry's popular insurance workshops go virtual with 30 expert speakers, 20 educational sessions, and 17.5 credit hours over three-day event

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Nov. 13-Jan. 3: Gaylord Opryland Unveils New Signature Immersive Pop-Up Christmas Experience

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS 26th Annual Rural Health Conference November 18 - 20, 2020 - Virtual Events 10am - 2:00pm Central Pre-Conference Events, Novemb

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HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Tennessee Chapter is hosting the Tennessee Virtual Team Hope Walk on Saturday, November 7.

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Health Disparities

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams Explores Health Inequity and COVID-19 with the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth

This week, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth hosted "Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities: Part Two," the second in a three-part series exploring health inequity and its long-standing threat to business and community growth and vitality.

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AHA, AMA & ANA Urge Trump Administration To Rescind Executive Order 13950

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Oct. 20: Time for A Crucial Conversation on Health Care

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House Passes Cooper Amendment to Re-Open Grant Program for MNPS

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Profiles

State's First Female Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 35 Years On Borrowed Heart

State's First Female Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 35 Years On Borrowed Heart

Records suggest that Jan Vaughn, long-time TN resident and MTSU graduate, may be the nation's longest-surviving single heart transplant recipient.

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Regulatory/Compliance

AHA STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION

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AMA Releases 2021 CPT Code Set

AMA Releases 2021 CPT Code Set

New updates to medicine's common language reflect burden relief, COVID-19 testing and tech-enabled medical services

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Tennesseans Join Hundreds of Cancer Patients, Survivors Nationwide to Call on Congress: Make Cancer a National Priority

Amid Pandemic Advocates Hold Virtual Meetings with Members About Increased Cancer Research Funding and Equitable Access to Clinical Trials

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Covering Kids

Covering Kids

Accessing coverage is critical for at-risk families, particularly during the pandemic.

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Grand Rounds

Corker, Mackler Join One-to-One Health as Company Expands Operations, Continues Growth

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VUMC to acquire Tennova Shelbyville and Tullahoma Hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc., and partner with Tennova Clarksville Hospital

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Adventist Health offers no-cost counseling to those impacted by Napa Valley wildfires

Adventist Health St. Helena, committed to the Napa Valley for more than 140 years, announced today it is offering no-cost resiliency counseling through Nashville-based Synchronous Health to community members impacted by the Napa Valley wildfires.

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AccuReg expands Nashville presence with move to Franklin's Cool Springs area

Leading healthcare revenue cycle company doubles office space to accommodate continuing growth

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Supports Financial Well-Being and Disaster Relief Through $25,000 Donation

National Credit Union Foundation donation provides resources to aid financial recovery efforts and education

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Tennessee Department Of Health Joins New Cdc Suicide Prevention Program

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

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AdhereHealthUnveils Newest Adhere™ Platform SaaS Offering for Medicare Advantage Plans toMaximize Star Ratings Performance

Adhere Platform's Resolve™ cloud-based software solution enables clinicians to engage with health plan consumers and their providers through intelligent clinical workflow

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AHIP Launches Season 3 of

AHIP Launches Season 3 of "The Next Big Thing in Health" Podcast Featuring Top Innovators in Health Care

AHIP launched season 3 of its award-winning podcast, "The Next Big Thing in Health." The podcast, hosted by Matt Eyles, AHIP president & CEO, and Laura Evans, former FOX 5 DC anchor, features in-depth conversations that highlight the insights, growing trends, and perspectives from health care innovators who are finding new, more effective ways to deliver better value and better care for patients.

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TriStar Skyline Medical Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

TriStar Skyline Medical Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This week, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of TriStar Skyline Medical Center. We would have preferred to celebrate this milestone with a community celebration, but COVID-19 has halted our event plans.

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OGA Breaks Ground on new Murfreesboro Medical Facility    Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners Internation

OGA Breaks Ground on new Murfreesboro Medical Facility Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners Internation

Outpatient facility to be developed in partnership with United Surgical Partners International

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Flagship Healthcare Properties Hires Blake Bratcher as Executive Vice President

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AMA Awards Research Grants to Advance the Study of Women in Medicine

Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes influential female physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month.

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Bridge Connector Raises $25.5 Million in Series B Funding to Advance Interoperability Layer for Health Care

Integration provider closes round as demand for integrated health data intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

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axialHealthcare Partners with Shatterproof to End Substance Use Disorder Stigma

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Adventist Health and Synchronous Health Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership leverages power of human touch with AI to deliver behavioral healthcare to millions of people; Includes investment in Synchronous Health

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Change Healthcare Acquires Nucleus.io

Creates first of its kind end-to-end, cloud-native Enterprise Imaging platform

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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Partners with Rutherford County to Deliver On-Site, Near-Site Clinic Care

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Partners with Rutherford County to Deliver On-Site, Near-Site Clinic Care

On September 1, Ascension Saint Thomas will officially partner with Rutherford County to provide on-site and near-site clinic services at three sites of care for Rutherford County employees, the employees' dependents and County retirees.

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Gibbs joined Nashville General Hospital as Chief Marketing Officer

Gibbs joined Nashville General Hospital as Chief Marketing Officer

Sherry D. Gibbs, MBA, joined Nashville General Hospital in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer on June 15, 2020. She will be responsible for leading strategic marketing, corporate communications and brand management.

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ObjectiveGI Partnering with ARcare to Provide Advanced Diagnostics and Cutting-Edge Treatment Options for Patients

The clinically integrated research platform will provide thousands of patients with chronic digestive health conditions in the ARcare network access to advanced care options.

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Tennessee Marks Annual International Overdose Awareness Day

New overdose numbers highlight importance of prevention, treatment and recovery efforts

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