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.
 

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Title: COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Title: More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Title: CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Title: Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Title: Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Title: Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' - WMC Action News 5

WMC Action News 5

Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
WMC Action News 5
She also implored black women to celebrate and be aware of their own strength. "I need you to understand that we are the women who marched from cotton fields into fields of medicine ... politics ... entertainment," she said. "We have found a way to ...

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Posted Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:59 am CDT

Lebanon Dentist Featured in Online U.S. Navy Publication - Digital Journal

Lebanon Dentist Featured in Online U.S. Navy Publication
Digital Journal
Dr. Kirk was one of the first people in his immediate family to go to college. When he decided ... He later received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 from the University of Tennessee Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Dr. Kirk ...

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Posted Monday, March 30, 2015 1:45 pm CDT

'Cancer map' looks for global matches for research, care - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

San Francisco Business Times (blog)

'Cancer map' looks for global matches for research, care
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
It initially contains more than 800 projects over six continents, according to the nonprofit Global Oncology Inc. Later this year, said cofounder Dr. Ami Bhatt, an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford, users will be able to upload vetted ...

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Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:47 pm CDT