Current Nashville Medical News

Of Presidents & King | Business, LHC, Leadership Health Care, Nashville Health Care Council, Baxter Lee, Emdeon, Jenni Bradley, ACA, Obamacare, King v. Burwell, Affordable Care Act, Federal Subsidies, Enroll America, Tennessee Congressional Delegation, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Meena Seshamani, Sen. Tom Daschle
Of Presidents & King

Insights from LHC’s Annual Delegation to D.C.

Last month Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, traveled to the nation’s capital with 100 industry leaders for two days of intensive meetings and briefings with Washington insiders.


 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & ADDICTION FOCUS

An Endogenous High | Clinical, Dr. Sachin Patel, Marijuana, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, The Patel Lab, Marijuana, Anxiety, Depression, COX-2 Inhibitor, Cyclooxygenase 2, Endogenous Cannabinoid Receptor, Endocannabinoid System, Amygdala
An Endogenous High

Replacing Marijuana through Medical Discovery

Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, agrees with the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s stance that there is no proven medical value to the marijuana plant as a whole.


 
Integrating for Improved Outcomes | Clinical, Technology, Centerstone, Community-based Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Veteran Mental Health, Centerstone Research Institute, CRI, Ben Middleton, Tom Doub, coacationHealth, Foster Parents
Integrating for Improved Outcomes

Community-Based Solutions Answer Some of Tennessee’s Toughest Behavioral Health Challenges

Hillary Clinton famously said, “It takes a village.”


 
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Dr. Stuart Gitlow
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.


 
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOCUS

ICD-10: Take 3 | Business, ICD-10 Implementation, ICD-10 Delay, CMS, Lori Nobles, Cumberland Consulting Group Nashville, Monica Smith, Kraft Healthcare Consulting LLC, ICD-9, ICD-11
ICD-10: Take 3

This time last year, the healthcare industry was gearing up for ICD-10 implementation in October.


 
Darned if You Do, Darned if You Don’t | Cost of ICD-10, ICD-10 training, outsourcing ICD-10, LBMC, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, LBMC, Andrew McDonald, Wanda McKnight, THIMA, AHIMA
Darned if You Do, Darned if You Don’t

ICD-10 & the Cost of Coding

There’s no question ICD-10 has received its share of pushback, and finances are a big part of that.


 
Getting Engaged | Business, Clinical, Patient Engagement, Patient Portals, Over-Messaging, Patient Satisfaction, Athena, Saint Thomas Medical Group, Fahad Tahir, Dennis Bagwell, NMGMA, Sam Johnson, Relatie
Getting Engaged

The Face of Patient Engagement in 2015

In today’s world of healthcare, patient engagement is king.


 
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices | Patient Engagement, TechnologyAdvice, Meaningful Use, Digital Services, Patient Portal, Online Bill Pay, Online Appointment Scheduling, Health Education, Primary Care Practices, Electronic Health Record, EHR
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices

Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOT: Terry Alley, MD | Cumberland Heights, Dr. Terry Alley, Healthcare Professionals Addiction and Recovery Program, Physician Health Program Tennessee, Tennessee Medical Foundation
PHYSICIAN SPOT: Terry Alley, MD

When facing a giant, it’s nice to have help from someone who has slain his own Goliath.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Clearwater Compliance: Getting & Keeping Clients on the Right Track | Business, Regulatory & Compliance, Clearwater Compliance, Practice Management, Healthcare Information and Security, HIPAA, HITECH, Privacy, Information Risk Management, HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, HIPAA Compliance, Protected Health Information, PHI, Bob Chaput
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Clearwater Compliance: Getting & Keeping Clients on the Right Track

For Clearwater Compliance Founder and CEO Bob Chaput, it isn’t enough to just write or talk about business security … the HIPAA compliance expert has worked hands-on with more companies than he can count to develop highly secure information technology strategies that are tightly aligned with the client’s specific business goals.


 
Grand Rounds

April 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 
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