Growing Strong: Orthopaedics Expanding at Saint Thomas Health, TriStar Centennial

Orthopaedic services are on the move in Middle Tennessee with new facilities and services popping up across Nashville. ...Read More


Current Nashville Medical News

Frist Joins Forces with Gates Family to Improve Global Maternal-Fetal Health | Hope Through Healing Hands, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Mother & Child Project, Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, Global Health, Maternal-Fetal Health, Bill Frist, Melinda Gates, Scott Hamilton
Frist Joins Forces with Gates Family to Improve Global Maternal-Fetal Health

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, MD, founder of Nashville-based Hope Through Healing Hands (HTHH), and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, led a community conversation on improving maternal-fetal health in developing countries last month at Belmont University.


 
Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases | Infectious Disease, Emerging Infectious Disease, EID, Tennessee Department of Health, Dr. Tim Jones, Epidemiology, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Measles, Tuberculosis, TB, Pertussis, Whooping Cough
Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Chikungunya and new strains of influenza are among a list of emerging infectious diseases that have grabbed recent headlines, but reemerging diseases including measles and pertussis are also causing epidemiologists concern across the nation.


 
AHA Funding New Heart Disease, Stroke Research Network | American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Research, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Vanderbilt, Dr. David Harrison, Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Centers
AHA Funding New Heart Disease, Stroke Research Network

Vanderbilt One of Four Major Institutions Named

The American Heart Association recently announced four major institutions would band together in a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke.


 
PHYSICIAN/HOSPITAL ALIGNMENT FOCUS

New Report Predicts M&A Spike for Hospitals, Providers & HIT Companies | Healthcare M&A, Healthcare Consolidation, Hospital Physician Alignment, Hospital Mergers, Physician Practice, Employed Physicians, ACOs, Bundled Payments, Gainsharing, Co-Management, Bass, Berry & Sims, Danielle Sloane
New Report Predicts M&A Spike for Hospitals, Providers & HIT Companies

After a dip in deal activity in 2013, a newly released report from Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Mergermarket predicts increased consolidation and an uptick in activity for 2014 … particularly for hospitals, physicians, and HIT companies.


 
From the Private Practice Perspective: News of Note from National Organizations | Clinical Integration, Physician Recruitment & Retention, Physician Compensation, Physician Salaries, Physician Income, Medical Group Management Association, MGMA, Dr. Susan Turney, Laura Palmer, National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, NSCHBC, Reed Tinsley
From the Private Practice Perspective: News of Note from National Organizations | Clinical Integration, Physician Recruitment & Retention, Physician Compensation, Physician Salaries, Physician Income, Medical Group Management Association, MGMA, Dr. Susan Turney, Laura Palmer, National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, NSCHBC, Reed Tinsley
Laura Palmer
From the Private Practice Perspective: News of Note from National Organizations
Practices Favor Informal Integration

New Medical Group Management Association research finds medical practices favor informal integration with other healthcare organizations over formal mergers.


 
Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Partnering in a New Paradigm

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”


 
United We Stand | MagMutual, Medical Malpractice, Coordinated Care, Patient Safety, Improved Outcomes, Evidence-Based Medicine, Healthcare Quality, Dr. Mary Gregg, Johnathan Brutlag, MagMutual Patient Safety Institute
United We Stand

As physicians and hospitals seek to align clinically, strategically and administratively in this era of consolidation and cooperation, assistance originates from a number of places ranging from national associations to internal committees and contract consultants.


 
ORTHO & SPORTS MEDICINE FOCUS

Growing Strong: Orthopaedics Expanding at Saint Thomas Health, TriStar Centennial | Nashville Orthopaedics, TriStar Centennial Joint Center, Southern Joint Replacement Institute, Saint Thomas Health Orthopaedics, Bubba McIntosh, Michael Christie, MD, Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Center
Growing Strong: Orthopaedics Expanding at Saint Thomas Health, TriStar Centennial

Orthopaedic services are on the move in Middle Tennessee with new facilities and services popping up across Nashville.


 
Identifying & Preventing Concussions Now a Statewide Effort | Concussion, Tennessee Sports Concussion Law, Patrick Sells, Belmont University, Youth Athletics
Identifying & Preventing Concussions Now a Statewide Effort

Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years. 


 
Vanderbilt’s MOON, MARS Studies Shedding Light on Ortho Outcomes

As the number of orthopaedic surgeries in the United States hits an all-time high, researchers are looking for novel ways to track patients’ progress and identify pre-surgery those at risk for poorer outcomes.


 
TOS Annual Conference Set for Sept. 26-28

The Tennessee Orthopaedic Society will host their 63rd annual conference Sept. 26-28 at the Hutton Hotel in midtown Nashville.


 
Feature Profiles

Entrada Health Transforming Physician Documentation | Entrada Health, Bill Brown, EHR, Physician Documentation, Meaningful Use
Entrada Health Transforming Physician Documentation

If you’re a physician, odds are documentation consumes much of your workday. Too much. In fact, some studies estimate that paperwork, including dictation, can consume up to 40 percent of a doctor’s workday, significantly impacting the amount of time spent with patients and their own families. In Middle Tennessee, one company is working to correct that.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Greg Mencio, MD | Greg Mencio, Orthopaedics, Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Spinal Deformities, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, POSNA, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, TOS
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Greg Mencio, MD

Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Monroe Carell Jr.

Growing up in Naugatuck, Conn., an industrial area about 15 minutes north of New Haven, the active and healthy Greg Mencio didn’t have much experience with physicians outside of routine physicals.


 
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Breaking News

Pennsylvania Expands Medicaid ... Tennessee Talking About It Again
Pennsylvania Expands Medicaid ... Tennessee Talking About It Again

In late August, CMS approved Pennsylvania's alternative plan to expand the state Medicaid program ... and after months of silence on the topic, Gov. Bill Haslam once again began talking about Tennessee's options to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

 


 
The Nashville Influence
Modern Healthcare's annual list of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" is out, and Nashville is well represented. Click here to see who made the list with strong local ties.
 
MGMA Names Interim CEO

In the wake of Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE's announced resignation, effective Sept. 1, the Medical Group Management Association announced on Aug. 22 healthcare attorney Jerard J. Jensen will serve as the national association's interim chief executive officer.

 


 

Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
Title: Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks
Title: Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking
Title: 'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
Title: Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
Title: MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Title: Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds - Baltimore Sun

Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds
Baltimore Sun
If it didn't have those qualities, "our target audience wouldn't use it," said Rooney, a 21-year-old who just began medical school at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. During the past year and a half, the students experimented with gel ...

Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 3:51 pm CDT

ABC Nabs Medical Drama From David Marshall Grant & Vendetta As Put Pilot - Deadline.com

ABC Nabs Medical Drama From David Marshall Grant & Vendetta As Put Pilot
Deadline.com
In a very competitive situation, ABC has landed a medical advocate drama project from David Marshall Grant (Nashville, Smash). The project, produced by Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Prods. and Warner ... Several years later, Lifson ...

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:35 pm CDT

McDonald, Martha Williams - The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

McDonald, Martha Williams
The Chattanoogan
Dr. Martha Williams McDonald, an early pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine and a member of one of Chattanooga's most prominent families, died at her home on Lookout Mountain early Wednesday morning. ... In lieu of flowers, her friends are ...

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:19 pm CDT