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.
 

Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Title: Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Title: Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Title: Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Title: Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Title: Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Nepal quake death toll tops 4000; villages plead for aid - MyFox Memphis

MyFox Memphis

Nepal quake death toll tops 4000; villages plead for aid
MyFox Memphis
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday's ...

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Posted Monday, April 27, 2015 3:35 pm CDT

Local Sports: Lewis used football prowess for education - Salisbury Post

Salisbury Post

Local Sports: Lewis used football prowess for education
Salisbury Post
... in 1970, America has become much healthier. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, our average ... Read more | Add your comment ... “I met my wife in Memphis years after college and she had no idea that I'd been a football player,” Lewis ...

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Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 pm CDT

Sunday Interview with Dr. Grant Scarborough: 'God just put in my heart a ... - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Sunday Interview with Dr. Grant Scarborough: 'God just put in my heart a ...
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
When I was in med school my brother-in-law called me and revealed to me in Scripture that the first physicians were actually priests. There's perfect protocols on how to take care of skin disorders and God gave it to the priests to do that, to take ...

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Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:41 pm CDT