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2015 Women to Watch

Christy Tosh Crider, JD
Christy Tosh Crider, JD

Christy Tosh Crider, JD

Shareholder

Leader, Long Term Care Group

Chair, Women’s Initiative

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz


 
Lauren Hackett, MPA
Lauren Hackett, MPA

Executive Director of Administration

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

 

Chief Business Officer

Oncology, Imaging & Quantitative Sciences


 
Christina Lohse, MD, FAAP
Christina Lohse, MD, FAAP

Partner

Brentwood Children’s Clinic


 
Lisa Nix, CPA
Lisa Nix, CPA

Partner & Practice Leader,

Transaction Advisory Services

LBMC


 
Heather Rohan, MBA
Heather Rohan, MBA

President & CEO

TriStar Centennial Medical Center


 
Rosemary Plorin
Rosemary Plorin

President & CEO

Lovell Communications Inc.


 
Lynn Simon, MD, MBA
Lynn Simon, MD, MBA

President, Clinical Services

Chief Quality Officer

Community Health Systems


 
Cathy Taylor, DrPH, MSN, RN
Cathy Taylor, DrPH, MSN, RN

Dean & Professor

Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing

Belmont University


 
Ellen Wilbur, MPA
Ellen Wilbur, MPA

Executive Director

Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO)


 
Current Nashville Medical News

TMA Wraps MedTenn15 | Tennessee Medical Association, TMA, MedTenn15, John Hale, Douglas Springer, Prescription Drug Abuse, Controlled Substance Monitoring Database, Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative, James Eason, Mack Worthington, Eric Raefsky, Michel McDonald, James Batson, Ted Taylor, Keith Anderson
TMA Wraps MedTenn15

Dr. John Hale Inducted as President

Last month, physician leaders, practice managers and other healthcare professionals from across the state gathered in Nashville for MedTenn15, the annual convention of the Tennessee Medical Association.


 
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Security Risk | Cyber Security, Data Breaches, Identity Theft, Protected Health Information, PHI, Data Breach Notification, Mark Fulford, LBMC Security & Risk Services, Amy Leopard, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Parker Rains, Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Cyber Insurance
Security Risk

Data-Rich Healthcare a Major Target for Cyber Thieves

You are a security risk.


 
HIT: Optimization Through Integration | HIT, Health Information Technology, HIMSS15, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Optimization, Chris Miller, Cumberland Consulting Group, Deb Dulac, Technology Governance Structure, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Population Management, Patient Engagement, Accountable Care Models
HIT: Optimization Through Integration

You can love it, hate it, fear it or revere it … but technology has become an integral part of healthcare processes on both a clinical and operational level.


 
Tech Talk: HIT News of Note | HIT, HIPAA, HITECH, MEDHOST, Healthspek, Clearwater Compliance, Meaningful Use, Insurance Finder, AHIMA
Tech Talk: HIT News of Note

MEDHOST Launches Order Management Solution

Committed to giving physicians technology that fits their existing processes and is easy to use, the MEDHOST Physician Experience has been enhanced with the launch of a unique Order Management solution.


 
WOMEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

BRCA Mutations & the Challenges of Genetic Testing | BRCA Mutation, BRCA1, BRCA2, Marta Ann Crispens, Vanderbilt Health, Michael Milam, Saint Thomas Health, Erika Hamilton, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, PARP Inhibitors, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Risk
BRCA Mutations & the Challenges of Genetic Testing

Advancements in BRCA research are revolutionizing women’s health.


 
PHiiT: Statewide Initiative Addresses Pressing Pediatric Issues | Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative, PHiiT, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, TNAAP, Allen Coffman, TIPQC, Tennessee Department of Health, Breastfeeding, Tobacco Cessation, Quality Improvement Project
PHiiT: Statewide Initiative Addresses Pressing Pediatric Issues

In the fall of 2013, the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAPP) launched a bold new initiative to address pediatric quality issues in primary care through the formation of the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT).


 
Women’s Sexual Dysfunction & the Little Pink Pill | Women’s Sexual Dysfunction, Brooke Faught, Women’s Institute of Sexual Health, WISH Clinic Nashville, Even the Score, Flibanserin, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, HSDD, Sprout Pharma
Women’s Sexual Dysfunction & the Little Pink Pill

Little Blue Pill

It’s the three-word phrase that revolutionized erectile dysfunction and generated worldwide awareness of a condition affecting some 30 percent of men.


 
Society for Women’s Health Research | Society for Women’s Health Research, SWHR, Florence Haseltine, Phyllis Greenberger, Martha Nolan, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Office of Women’s Health Research, Institute of Medicine, IOM, WHOA, Women’s Health Office Act, Sex-Based Biology, Gender Health Analytics
Society for Women’s Health Research

Celebrating 25 years of moving the science forward

Are women being adequately represented in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health?


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Following her Dream: Meharry Graduate Shantell Ceaser , MD, Defies Odds | Match Day, Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Following her Dream: Meharry Graduate Shantell Ceaser , MD, Defies Odds

Shantell Ceaser knows about hard work. The single mom will proudly add ‘MD’ to her title as she graduates from Meharry Medical College this month.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Giving Young Healthcare Companies a ‘Jumpstart’ on Success | Jumpstart Foundry, Vic Gatto, Healthcare Accelerator, JSF, Marcus Whitney, Venture Capital, Healthcare Startup
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Giving Young Healthcare Companies a ‘Jumpstart’ on Success

Make something better … that simple, succinct mission statement was the impetus behind the launch of Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) several years ago and serves today as the litmus test for evaluating companies that would like to participate in the unique, healthcare-focused accelerator program.


 
Grand Rounds

May 2015 Grand Rounds
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 

Breaking News

Pollack Tapped to Lead AHA
On May 4, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees announced Rick Pollack as the next president and chief executive officer of the national group representing America’s hospitals and health systems. A 32-year veteran of the AHA, Pollack will succeed Richard J. Umbdenstock, who announced his retirement in November and will retire at the end of 2015.
 
Supreme Court Weighs in on Providers' Rights to Sue States over Medicaid Rates
In a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, physicians, hospitals and other private providers will not be allowed to sue states over Medicaid reimbursement rates, even if the state doesn't abide by federally approved remibursement formulas.
 
Alexander, Murray Introduce Budget Amendment to Ensure Cutting-Edge Medical Treatments Reach American Patients
Alexander, Murray Introduce Budget Amendment to Ensure Cutting-Edge Medical Treatments Reach American Patients
On March 26, Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced a budget amendment to promote the research, development, and approval or licensure of the most cutting-edge, safe and effective medical treatments, devices, and cures for American patients and to ensure that America remains the global leader in biomedical innovation.
 
THA, National Associations Weigh in on Proposed SGR Fix
THA, National Associations Weigh in on Proposed SGR Fix

Update: House overwhelmingly passes the bill 392-37. The bill now moves to the Senate. If passed by Senate, President Barack Obama has indicated he will sign the measure into law.

THA President & CEO Craig Becker released a statement in favor of the bipartisan H.R. 2 bill, which would permanently fix the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula rather than relying on short-term annual Congressional intervention. Another element of the House of Representatives package, slated for a vote on March 26, is that it includes DSH, CHIP and community health center funding, as well.


 
Who Gets to Build a New Brentwood ER? Nobody
Who Gets to Build a New Brentwood ER? Nobody

Both TriStar Southern Hills and Saint Thomas Midtown recently filed CON applications to build freestanding emergency departments in Brentwood near I-65 and Old Hickory Blvd. In addition to opposing each other's plans, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center opposed both. On March 25, the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency voted 5-4 to deny both CON applications.

 


 
LHC in D.C. Last Thoughts | LHC, Leadership Health Care, Delegation to D.C., David Wasserman, The Cook Report, 2016 Presidential Race
LHC in D.C. Last Thoughts | LHC, Leadership Health Care, Delegation to D.C., David Wasserman, The Cook Report, 2016 Presidential Race
David Wasserman, The Cook Report
LHC in D.C. Last Thoughts
On the final evening in Washington, D.C. the 100 members of the Leadership Health Care delegation enjoyed a keynote address by David Wasserman, House editor of The Cook Political Report, who offered a dynamic anaylsis of the road to the White House in 2016.
 
LHC in D.C. Day Two
LHC in D.C. Day Two
Dr. Meena Seshamani, Dir. HHS Office of Health Reform
LHC in D.C. Day Two
During the second day of Leadership Health Care’s (LHC) annual trip to Washington, DC, 100 of Nashville’s emerging healthcare leaders heard from members of the Tennessee delegation to Congress, as well as key members of the Obama Administration, about the healthcare topics that are shaping policy discussions in the nation’s capital.
 
LHC in D.C. Day One | Leadership Health Care, LHC, Nashville Health Care Council, King v. Burwell, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Subsidies, Federal Health Exchange
LHC in D.C. Day One | Leadership Health Care, LHC, Nashville Health Care Council, King v. Burwell, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Subsidies, Federal Health Exchange
CNN's Chris Frates
LHC in D.C. Day One
Less than a week after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the controversial King v. Burwell case, 100 of Nashville’s emerging healthcare leaders visited Washington, D.C., to gather insight into policy and politics that will shape the healthcare industry in the year ahead. A slate of expert speakers told attendees of the 13th Annual Leadership Health Care Delegation that Washington is holding its breath as it awaits the Court’s ruling, which could eliminate health insurance subsidies for about eight million Americans.
 

Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years
Title: Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
Title: Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms
Title: Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC
Title: Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT

That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
Title: That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats
Title: Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats
Category: Health News
Created: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Ms. Cheap's Summer Guide: Free music, movies and more - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Ms. Cheap's Summer Guide: Free music, movies and more
The Tennessean
Details: www.nashville.gov/parks. 615-862-8440. And if you wonder whether the dance is canceled due to weather, check www.twitter.com/bigbandances. •Metro Parks' Red Caboose Concert Series, featuring live music for families, is held 7-9 p.m. Friday ...

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 10:16 am CDT

Health Care Heroes: Dr. Roy Elam's career focuses on what can't be measured - Nashville Business Journal

Health Care Heroes: Dr. Roy Elam's career focuses on what can't be measured
Nashville Business Journal
Nathan Morgan | Nashville Business Journal. Dr. Roy Elam is medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at… more. Dr. Roy Elam, this year's Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement winner, believes the real power of health care is in ...

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 8:12 am CDT

The Rate Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Is Rising At An Alarming Rate - Huffington Post

The Rate Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Is Rising At An Alarming Rate
Huffington Post
"It's like having a colicky baby times five," said Patrick, an assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. "They're extremely fussy, inconsolable, don't sleep, have feeding ...

and more »
Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 7:33 am CDT