Memphis Hospitals Move Forward With Patient Engagement Efforts

Memphis-area hospitals are encouraging patients to become invested in their own health – an effort embedded in Stage Two of the Meaningful Use Initiative governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...Read More



Current Memphis Medical News

March of Dimes: Making a Difference for Tiny Tennesseans | March of Dimes Tennessee, Prematurity, Pre-term Birth, Early Elective Induction, Early Elective Delivery, Birth Defects, Tamara Currin, Phil Toothman, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Hospital Association
March of Dimes: Making a Difference for Tiny Tennesseans

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

March is in the name.

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month.


 
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT FOCUS

Memphis Hospitals Move Forward With Patient Engagement Efforts | Stage Two Meaningful Use, patient engagement, patient portal, Regional One Health, St. Francis Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Methodist Health Care, Baptist OneCare MyChart
Memphis Hospitals Move Forward With Patient Engagement Efforts

Memphis-area hospitals are encouraging patients to become invested in their own health – an effort embedded in Stage Two of the Meaningful Use Initiative governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


 
MARKETING FOCUS

Tight Budgets Don’t Slow Changes in Healthcare Marketing     | Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis Orthopaedic Group, West Cancer Center, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Regional One Health, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Jennilyn Utkov, Michelle Hodges,  Allison Vance, Darnell Settles, Randa Lipman, Ed Rafalski
Tight Budgets Don’t Slow Changes in Healthcare Marketing    

Digital use by hospitals, clinics continues to grow

Growing costs are affecting every aspect of healthcare, including marketing.


 
Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Jan C. Conwill | Family Cancer Center Foundation, Baptist Cancer Center Physicians Foundation, Baptist Medical Group, National Cancer Institute, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, North Mississippi Medical Center, University of Mississippi-Jackson, Union University, Bethel University, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Hospice.
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Jan C. Conwill

COO, Family Cancer Center Foundation

Perhaps it’s her risk-taker’s nature, or perhaps the skills she learned in the trenches, but Jan Conwill seems to have a special knack for strategically managing operations for an impressive list of groups, clinics and programs, including the new Family Cancer Center Foundation.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT:  Stephen W. Behrman, MD | pancreatic cancer, Dr. Stephen Behrman, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, Kick It 5K, Dr. Louis G. Brit
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Stephen W. Behrman, MD

New Englander finds Memphis the right base for fight vs. pancreatic cancer

For people living in the Northeast, the end is finally in sight for the brutal winter of 2014-15.


 
Special Advertising

Lawsuit Settlement Could Signal a New Era of Scrutiny for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Historically there has been relatively little enforcement focus on the typical physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).  


 
Grand Rounds

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

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury
Title: Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked
Title: Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
Title: Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
Title: Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
Title: Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor
Title: Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Brown Joins Michael Hatcher & Associates - Memphis Daily News

Brown Joins Michael Hatcher & Associates
Memphis Daily News
Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, director of the Division of Endocrinology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been named the 2015 president, Medicine & Science, for the American Diabetes Association. Dagogo-Jack will ...

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:13 pm CDT

One student's struggle living with Sickle Cell Anemia - Daily Helmsman

One student's struggle living with Sickle Cell Anemia
Daily Helmsman
“It's gotten better as I've gotten older,” Alexandria Bowman, Memphis native and freshman early childhood family studies major at University of Tennessee Chattanooga, said. “I stay on point with the regimen that my doctor gave me.” Bowman was diagnosed ...

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:53 pm CDT

After Just Six Hours, Defense Rests in Boston Bombing Trial - KTIC

KTIC

After Just Six Hours, Defense Rests in Boston Bombing Trial
KTIC
... where the brothers engaged in a firefight with police days after the bombing, and on possible bomb-making supplies including rolls of tape, a caulking gun, a soldering gun, a jar of nails, and a book on DIY wiring all found in the Tsarnaev family home.

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Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:26 pm CDT