Memphis Bucks Trend in Pay Disparity for Nurses

Study concludes males earn more than female counterparts in most other cities

The Memphis medical community mirrors the rest of the nation in its nursing population, with women holding 90 percent of nursing positions ...Read More



Current Memphis Medical News

Memphis Bucks Trend in Pay Disparity for Nurses | Journal of the American Medical Association, Loewenberg School of Nursing, University of Memphis, Timothy Robison, Scott Baker, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Susan Ferguson, American Nurses Association, Margaret Sandidge, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Carol Ross-Spang, National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, American Community Survey, Regional One Health, Peter McMenamin
Memphis Bucks Trend in Pay Disparity for Nurses

Study concludes males earn more than female counterparts in most other cities

The Memphis medical community mirrors the rest of the nation in its nursing population, with women holding 90 percent of nursing positions.


 
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Telemedicine May Improve Healthcare Access in Tennessee

As the U.S. healthcare industry strives toward the apex of delivering the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost, we are adopting new ways to do things better, faster and cheaper.


 
PHiiT: Statewide Initiative Addresses Pressing Pediatric Issues
PHiiT: Statewide Initiative Addresses Pressing Pediatric Issues

In the fall of 2013, the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAPP) launched a bold new initiative to address pediatric quality issues in primary care through the formation of the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT).


 
WOMEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Memphis Physician Suggests Options To Lower Costs Related to Breast Cancer | Dr. Christine Mroz, Dr. Ron Mattison, Mroz-Baier Breast Care Clinic, Mammography Standards Act, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, Health Affairs
Memphis Physician Suggests Options To Lower Costs Related to Breast Cancer

A new report has fueled the debate over rising medical costs linked to routine breast cancer screenings during the past five years.


 
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

HIT: Optimization Through Integration | HIT, Health Information Technology, HIMSS15, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Optimization, Chris Miller, Cumberland Consulting Group, Deb Dulac, Technology Governance Structure, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Population Management, Patient Engagement, Accountable Care Models
HIT: Optimization Through Integration

You can love it, hate it, fear it or revere it … but technology has become an integral part of healthcare processes on both a clinical and operational level.


 
Feature Profiles

NURSE SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Beavers, APRN-BC | Lauren Beavers, McDonald Murrmann, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
NURSE SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Beavers, APRN-BC

Nurse practitioner got hooked early on helping women become mothers

For Lauren Beavers, it was love at first sight. She remembers the day at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, when, as a nursing student, her career choice became crystal clear.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Lanetta Anderson, MD, FACOG | Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Northside High School Memphis, Bluff City Medical Society, BCMS Physician Business Symposium, BCMS Healthy Eating and Living Initiative, Women’s Physician Group, Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association, MOGA, LARC,  A Step Ahead Foundation, Nexplanon®, Cesarean section, natural labor, induction planning, heart disease, domestic violence
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Lanetta Anderson, MD, FACOG

Women’s Physician Group

Lanetta Anderson, MD, recently installed as president of the Bluff City Medical Society, suggests that her early interest in medicine may have been sparked by her grandmother, a lay midwife who delivered the first eight of Anderson’s 16 siblings.


 
Special Advertising

Stark Enforcement Settlement Shines a Light on Physician Compensation Practices

Late last year, a New York cardiology group agreed to pay $1.3 million to the U.S. government to settle charges that it compensated physicians based on how many patients they referred for medical CT scans and nuclear medicine procedures within their own group.


 
Grand Rounds

May 2015 Grand Rounds
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.
 

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC
Title: Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
Title: Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study
Title: Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain
Title: Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Title: Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns
Title: Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns
Category: Health News
Created: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 am CDT


UT Health Science Center graduates new doctors, including recent cancer survivor - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis Commercial Appeal

UT Health Science Center graduates new doctors, including recent cancer survivor
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Morin, now 26, was among the 149 medical students who turned into doctors Friday at the graduation ceremony for the College of Medicine. Proud families and friends nearly filled the Cannon Center in Downtown Memphis. The medical students were among ...

Posted Friday, May 29, 2015 7:45 pm CDT

Family Of Missing Memphis Man Left Searching For Answers - MyFox Memphis

MyFox Memphis

Family Of Missing Memphis Man Left Searching For Answers
MyFox Memphis
"Everybody's been looking for him and we can't find him anywhere,” Goings' niece Samantha Ferrell said. Goings went missing Sunday night. He left his keys, wallet, glasses and even some of this medicine inside the home he shares with his father.

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:48 pm CDT

Dr. Donald Mack turned telephone call into $300 million - Shreveport Times

Shreveport Times

Dr. Donald Mack turned telephone call into $300 million
Shreveport Times
A daughter, Dr. Susan Aguillard, a Memphis pediatrician and member of the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors, chaired the first St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway outside Louisiana. Mack is much applauded at ... "When I went into practice in ...

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:23 pm CDT