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.


 
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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.
 

Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?
Title: Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling
Title: Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight
Title: Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk
Title: Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
Title: Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
Title: Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Steelers' stylish first lady grew up in Morristown - Daily Record

Steelers' stylish first lady grew up in Morristown
Daily Record
Instead of following a path to a medical career, she followed him to the University of Memphis, where he became a graduate assistant and a football coach. "My understanding was that he was coaching so that it would pay for him to get his master's ...

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:30 am CDT

Pit Bull Might Not Be A Licensed Health Practitioner, Still Gives The Best ... - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Pit Bull Might Not Be A Licensed Health Practitioner, Still Gives The Best ...
Huffington Post
"I just know that if it were me, and I was stranded in a state where I didn't live, where I had no friends or family to bail me out, and I was stuck in a hospital –- I can't even imagine the panic that this situation would have caused me. Like how ...

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:30 pm CDT

Baton Rouge Influential Women in Business: Andrea Lewis Miller - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge Influential Women in Business: Andrea Lewis Miller
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
She earned her doctorate and master's degree in cell and developmental biology from Atlanta University, and she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in anatomy at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. ... Her family still lives in Memphis ...

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Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:54 am CDT