Vanderbilt’s Institute for Research on Men’s Health

What roles do gender, society and culture play in a man’s health? Those are the questions driving the work at the Institute for Research on Men’s Health (IRMH) at Vanderbilt. ...Read More


Current Nashville Medical News

Forecasting the Industry’s Financial Future
Forecasting the Industry’s Financial Future

The Nashville Health Care Council’s annual event, “Financing the Deal,” has become almost a prescription for those trying to diagnose the lay of the land and health of various industry sectors.


 
Hovious Reflects on New Role Leading Health Care Council
Hovious Reflects on New Role Leading Health Care Council

Last month, the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors announced staff member Hayley Hovious would become the next president of the organization effective June 1. She was tapped as successor to Caroline Young, who announced her intention to step down as Council president in March after seven years in the lead role and 11 years with the organization.


 
Emphasis on Innovation
Emphasis on Innovation

The move away from fee-for-service healthcare is sweeping across the country as payers and providers come together to search for innovative ways to improve outcomes while lowering costs. With Tennessee’s robust resources, the state is well positioned to take a lead role in transforming the delivery of healthcare.


 
MEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Vanderbilt’s Institute for Research on Men’s Health
Vanderbilt’s Institute for Research on Men’s Health

What roles do gender, society and culture play in a man’s health? Those are the questions driving the work at the Institute for Research on Men’s Health (IRMH) at Vanderbilt.


 
Y-90 Radioembolization Means More Time, Options for Patients with Liver Cancer
Y-90 Radioembolization Means More Time, Options for Patients with Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women. While the disease ranks fourth in annual cancer mortality rates, oncologists say patients today can liver longer, better lives thanks to ongoing advances in medical treatment.


 
Helping Men Get Healthy

American men live sicker and die younger than their female counterparts. However, Men’s Health Network is working to change the status quo by reaching out to men where they work, live, play and pray.


 
PATIENT CARE MODELS FOCUS

The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment
The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment

First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes. Now the not-so-good news … we have to figure out how to pay for it.


 
Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Mind over Matter
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Mind over Matter
 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: ChurchFIT Founder Stephaine Walker, MD, MPH
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: ChurchFIT Founder Stephaine Walker, MD, MPH
Changing Lives & Breaking Cultural Barriers

Stephaine Walker, MD, MPH, is helping Mt. Zion Baptist Church members run the race with endurance.


 
Grand Rounds

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

Breaking News

Supreme Court Upholds Exchange Subsidies: Remarks & Reactions
In a 6-3 decision announced on June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld exchange subsidies for Americans in all states. The highly anticipated King v. Burwell decision clears the way for subsidies to continue whether the exchange is run by a state or the federal government and is seen as a major victory for the Obama administration.
 
Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation Supporting NIH, CDC, & Students
Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation Supporting NIH, CDC, & Students
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today voted for the fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations legislation, which he said is an example of “the Senate at work,” as the ninth appropriations bill ready for consideration by the full Senate. The legislation was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 16 to 14. 
 
ANA Commends OSHA on Recognizing Nurses' Risk of Injury
ANA Executive Director Debbie Dawson Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN commended the Obama Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for expanding the focus of OSHA inspections to include musculoskeletal disorders related to manual patient handling. 
 
News from the 2015 AMA Convention
During the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of U.S. physicians elected new leadership and passed a number of resolutions through the House of Delegates. Following are highlights from the 2015 meeting in Chicago, which was held June 8-10.
 
News from the 2015 AMA Convention
News from the 2015 AMA Convention
Dr. Steven J. Stack, New AMA President
News from the 2015 AMA Convention
During the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of U.S. physicians elected new leadership and passed a number of resolutions through the House of Delegates. Following are highlights from the 2015 meeting in Chicago, which was held June 8-10.
 
NIH suspends operations in its Clinical Center Pharmaceutical Development Section
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has suspended operations of its Pharmaceutical Development Section (PDS) due to the discovery of serious manufacturing problems and lack of compliance with standard operating procedures. Upon receipt of a complaint, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives inspected the PDS between May 19 and May 29, and found a series of deficiencies that will require the NIH Clinical Center to take a number of corrective actions. 
 
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.
 

Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
Title: Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July
Title: Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
Title: Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Title: Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
Title: Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT


NextGen Results - Science Magazine (subscription)

NextGen Results
Science Magazine (subscription)
The current system does not offer fair compensation at precisely the time that one needs to start and support a family. The average number of years spent working as a postdoc is 5; the .... Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt ...

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:58 pm CDT

Jeff Parker Uses Running As Great Source Of Quiet Time - The Chattanoogan

Jeff Parker Uses Running As Great Source Of Quiet Time
The Chattanoogan
He attended the University of Illinois for a couple of years where he was in the band there as well, but he transferred to Belmont University in Nashville where he earned a degree in music in 1987. “I sensed a call into the ministry about that time and ...

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:17 am CDT

Behind-the-scenes with Bravo TV's Married to Medicine - BayStateBanner

Behind-the-scenes with Bravo TV's Married to Medicine
BayStateBanner
... also is a speaker on women's health issues and leadership. That's important, she says, because even with the challenge of juggling her career, family and the TV series “…speaking on women's health issues, educating the public, especially educating ...

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Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 5:03 am CDT