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) ..Read more.



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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).


 
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.


 


Feature Profiles

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.


 


WOMEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Physician Suggesting 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
Physician Suggesting 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.


 

Grand Rounds

May 2015 Grand Rounds
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
Title: Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Title: Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: How Loud is Too Loud?
Title: Health Tip: How Loud is Too Loud?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury
Title: Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury
Category: Health News
Created: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?
Title: Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Title: More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Did a rich sports team owner jump the line for a liver transplant? - Los Angeles Times

Did a rich sports team owner jump the line for a liver transplant?
Los Angeles Times
His friends and family had been tested, but none was deemed suitable. The rich do better. - Arthur Caplan, bioethicist ... But his case underscores that transplant medicine, like so many other aspects of healthcare, functions under a "double standard ...

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Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:49 pm 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

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