Prescription for Success

State Moves to Curb Rx Addiction

Tennessee, like states across the nation, is facing a pervasive problem when it comes to the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines. ...Read More


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Prescription for Success | Prescription Drug Abuse, Opioids, Benzodiazepines, Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription for Success, Addiction Recovery, Commissioner Doug Varney, Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, TDMHSAS
Prescription for Success | Prescription Drug Abuse, Opioids, Benzodiazepines, Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription for Success, Addiction Recovery, Commissioner Doug Varney, Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, TDMHSAS
Governor Bill Haslam, joined by officials from key state agencies, outlines the plan to curb prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.
Prescription for Success

State Moves to Curb Rx Addiction

Tennessee, like states across the nation, is facing a pervasive problem when it comes to the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines.


 
Breaching the Healthcare Fortress | Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, Dr. William H. Frist, Bill Frist, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Nashville Health Care Council, Health Care Council Fellows Initiative, Volume to Value
Breaching the Healthcare Fortress

Can the Move from Volume to Value be Truly Measured?

Who would have thought an app to find a ride in Nashville … and 70 other cities around the globe … could be a harbinger of good things to come for modern healthcare?


 
Making (A Little) Progress | Men’s Health, Health Disparities, 2014 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card, Derek Griffith, Vanderbilt, Meharry, Tennessee Department of Health, Heart Disease, Cancer
Making (A Little) Progress

2014 Men’s Health Report Card Shows Some Improvement, Raises New Questions

With the nation’s growing emphasis on population health, the release of the third Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card provides important data on half the state’s residents.


 
PEDIATRICS FOCUS

Playing Nicely: The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Changing the Local Pediatric Care Landscape  | Joann Ettien, The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, Pediatric Care, Kids Express, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Playing Nicely: The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Changing the Local Pediatric Care Landscape

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial is changing the future of pediatrics in Nashville.


 
Vanderbilt’s TRIAD Embarking on Promising Autism Treatment | Pablo Juarez, TRIAD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Autism, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Early Denver Start Model, EDSM
Vanderbilt’s TRIAD Embarking on Promising Autism Treatment

Since 2001, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has been breaking down barriers for children and adults with developmental disabilities.


 
Pediatric Rounds

Monroe Carell Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospital

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named among the nation’s ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


 
Breastfeeding Linked to Improved Maternal Heart Health

The connection between breastfeeding and healthier babies has long been recognized as important. Now, experts believe the benefits of nursing are equally as imperative to mom’s health, as well.


 
HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOCUS

A Matter of Choice | Health Insurance, Private Exchanges, Employee Benefits, Benefit Package, Austin Madison, The Crichton Group, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Reform
A Matter of Choice

Private Exchanges Offer a Range of Insurance Options

Although not a new concept, the immense publicity surrounding the 2013 launch of federal and state-based exchanges shone a spotlight on the increasing consumerism in the health insurance marketplace.


 
The Local Perspective | BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, BCBST, Healthcare.gov, Henry Smith, Federal Health Exchange, Federal Marketplace, Obamacare, Health Insurance
The Local Perspective

BCBST on the Exchange

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee emerged as the state’s big enrollment winner in the federal marketplace.


 
A Matter of Choice | Health Insurance, Private Exchanges, Employee Benefits, Benefit Package, Austin Madison, The Crichton Group, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Reform
A Matter of Choice

Private Exchanges Offer a Range of Insurance Options

Although not a new concept, the immense publicity surrounding the 2013 launch of federal and state-based exchanges shone a spotlight on the increasing consumerism in the health insurance marketplace.


 
Information Exchange

Tennessee & the Public Health Marketplace

Although Tennesseans make up less than 2 percent of the total Healthcare.gov enrollees, the state’s numbers did exceed projections with 151,400 signing up by the end of the open enrollment period.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Griffieth & Toler Turning Capstone Into A Pediatrics Powerhouse | Capstone Pediatrics, Dr. Gary Griffieth, Winnie Toler, Centennial Pediatrics, Pediatrician, Pediatrics, Adolescent Behavioral Health, Childhood Obesity
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Griffieth & Toler Turning Capstone Into A Pediatrics Powerhouse

When Gary Griffieth, MD and his sister Winnie Toler acquired Centennial Pediatrics last year, the practice was at low ebb after the previous owner had been forced to sell in the wake of a fraud case.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: IngagePatient Filling the Gap in Patient-Provider Communication | IngagePatient, Justin Neece, Meaningful Use, MU2, Patient Engagement, Patient Satisfaction, EHR, DigiChart
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: IngagePatient Filling the Gap in Patient-Provider Communication

For most practitioners, it takes a village to stay ahead of the latest in meaningful use criteria and electronic health records (EHR) management.


 
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Pay and Practice: Kennedy Stirs Thimerosal Debate - MedPage Today

Pay and Practice: Kennedy Stirs Thimerosal Debate
MedPage Today
William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., told MedPage Today that it's very difficult to change the minds of "true believers" like Kennedy. Psychological data show that ...

Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:08 pm CDT

ACO Directory: 269 ACOs in America - Becker's Hospital Review

ACO Directory: 269 ACOs in America
Becker's Hospital Review
Formed by a partnership between North Country Physicians Organization — a multi-specialty medical group that includes more than 170 physicians — and Collaborative Health Systems, the Accountable Care Coalition of the North Country was selected to ...

Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:20 am CDT

Doctor Beat: Musicians On Call will sing to your health - The Star Online

Doctor Beat: Musicians On Call will sing to your health
The Star Online
“We are not music therapy, because that is its own medical profession. What we do is bring live music, and what a lot of research shows is that that does decrease patients' stress levels and lowers blood pressure.” Family members may also benefit from ...

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