Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event

Attendance was up approximately 20 percent for this year’s Day on the Hill, the annual one-on-one meeting in Nashville of legislators and physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators for the opportunity to exchange opinions and concerns about issues affecting healthcare ...Read More



Current Memphis Medical News

Letter to the Editor: Physician Expresses Concerns about Retail Clinics

Dear Editor of the Memphis Medical News,

The Page One article in the February issue (“Partners in Retail Clinics Tout Early Success”) appears to be an endorsement for this model of medicine. 


 
Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event | Keith Anderson, MD, Sutherland Cardiology; Julie Griffin, Director, Governmental Affairs, TMA; Tennessee Medical Association; Tennessee Nurses’ Association; Day on the Hill; Payor Accountability Act; Physician-Led Team Based Care/Tennessee Healthcare Improvement Act of 2015, Nurse Independent Practice/Full Practice Authority Act.
Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event

Attendance was up approximately 20 percent for this year’s Day on the Hill, the annual one-on-one meeting in Nashville of legislators and physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators for the opportunity to exchange opinions and concerns about issues affecting healthcare.


 
Letter to the Editor: New Thoughts on Organ Transplant Needs

To the Editor:

Recently I spoke with Dr. James Eason, Memphis’ own leading organ transplant surgeon.


 
New Group Brings More Health Services to the Underserved | Rick Donlon, David Pepperman, Ed Roberson, Resurrection Health, Christ Community Health Services, Delta Medical Center
New Group Brings More Health Services to the Underserved

After years at Christ Community Health Services, doctors open Resurrection Health

Fueled by faith and driven by compassion for the poor, Rick Donlon, MD, has spent the last two decades of his medical career aggressively reaching out to underserved populations in Memphis.


 
HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE FOCUS

Healthcare Real Estate Market Solid In Spite of Economic Challenges | Kelly Truitt, Parrish Taylor, Marvin Stockwell, Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Center, CB Richard Ellis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Regional One Health, Methodist Desoto Hospital, Spence and Becky Wilson Children's Hospital, Anita Vaughn, Bret Perisho
Healthcare Real Estate Market Solid In Spite of Economic Challenges

In spite of tight budgets and other economic challenges, the healthcare real estate market in the Memphis area remains on an upward trend, according to decision makers involved in the business.


 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & ADDICTION FOCUS

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.”


 
Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Cameron Brackett, Executive Director, Mid-South eHealth Alliance | Mid-South eHealth Alliance, MSeHA, HIE, Health Information, Exchange, Cameron Brackett, Cerner, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), Honeywell Life Care Solutions, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, meaningful use, fee for service, fee for value, consumer-mediated exchange
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Cameron Brackett, Executive Director, Mid-South eHealth Alliance

Perhaps it’s no accident that the acronym for Health Information Exchange is HIE, which literally means “to go quickly or hasten,” since the man spearheading the Mid-South eHealth Alliance seems driven by a contagious sense of excitement and urgency to spread the HIE gospel to Memphis-area medical professionals and institutions.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Kenneth Ennis, MD | Veterans Administration, Memphis VA Medical Center, Dr. Kenneth Ennis, UTHSC
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Kenneth Ennis, MD

Psychiatrist believes Memphis VA is meeting challenges of treating veterans

Kenneth Ennis, MD, can’t speak for all of the Veterans Administration hospitals across the country, but he believes veterans are getting a fair shake at the facility in Memphis.


 
Special Advertising

Mental Health Treatment through Research

I am often asked, “Why should a physician refer patients to psychiatric clinical trials?”  Simply put, we need more treatment alternatives for people with mental illness.


 
Grand Rounds

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

Breaking News

Senate passes Medicare SGR bill
The Senate last night approved a bill to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, hours before double-digit payment cuts to physicians were set to take effect. Passage of the legislation, which now heads to President Obama for his signature, generated significant print and online media coverage and is portrayed as a major bipartisan achievement for Congress.
 
What Physicians Need to Know About Medicare Payment Cuts – from the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA)
The U.S. Senate’s recent inaction regarding the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act means the current Medicare payment patch expired last Wednesday, April 1.
 

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Title: Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Title: E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Title: Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Title: Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Title: Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Title: Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program - KYTX

KYTX

Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program
KYTX
A blue-ribbon panel of scientists from theInstitute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded last year that there is little or no evidence the program prevents mental illness. It argued there was no effort to test its efficacy ...

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Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:09 pm CDT

Chattanooga Physician J. Mack Worthington and Blood Assurance Earn Honors ... - The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

Chattanooga Physician J. Mack Worthington and Blood Assurance Earn Honors ...
The Chattanoogan
Dr. Worthington has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years, serving as an attending physician at hospitals in Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson. He is actively involved in the teaching program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine ...

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Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:57 am CDT

Gedeon Luke: From 'American Idol' to Daryl's House - Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie Journal

Gedeon Luke: From 'American Idol' to Daryl's House
Poughkeepsie Journal
Amplifying the biblical connections for Luke, a singer-songwriter from Tennessee, is the fact that his hometown of Memphis, according to the University of Memphis, was named after the ancient capital of Egypt. ... It's like medicine. Music set me free ...

Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:32 pm CDT