Update on ICD-10

Physicians in Tennessee have been encouraged by the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) to “continue improving clinical documentation” in preparation for ICD-10 changes despite the fact that the U.S. Senate on the last day of March voted to delay the implementation of ICD-10 until October 1, 2015 ...Read More


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ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity
ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity
 
Expanded Uses for Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen | hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Methodist North, Regional One Health, Delta Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, monoplace, multi-place, ideopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, air embolism, gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, decompression sickness, the bends, wound care, acute traumatic ischemia, necrotizing soft tissue infections, osteoradionecrosis.
Expanded Uses for Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen

Some are not yet approved, but a variety are available in Memphis

Hyperbaric chamber therapy is gaining usage in Memphis, as in other cities, and its applications are expanding. Its latest approved use is for a type of sudden aural disability called idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL).


 


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Healthcare Leader:  Susan Breeden | Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Baptist Memorial Healthcare – Huntingdon, Susan Breeden, electronic health record, Baptist OneCare, Joint Commission, Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Home Healthcare, Hospice
Healthcare Leader: Susan Breeden

CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital - Huntingdon

Take a staff accountant in a small hospital that realized in her first year she had a passion for healthcare, add to that managing the business office and the result is an administrator. That is the equation that has afforded Susan Breeden her role for the past 17 years as administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT : Frank Jordan, MD | Frank Jordan, pain management, Comprehensive Pain Specialists
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT : Frank Jordan, MD

For a college student, getting drafted may not be the conventional way to discover what you want to do with your life but for Frank Jordan, MD, a pain management specialist with Comprehensive Pain Specialist, it led him to pursue a career in medicine.


 


ICD-10 FOCUS

Update on ICD-10
Update on ICD-10

Physicians in Tennessee have been encouraged by the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) to “continue improving clinical documentation” in preparation for ICD-10 changes despite the fact that the U.S. Senate on the last day of March voted to delay the implementation of ICD-10 until October 1, 2015.


 

Grand Rounds

April 2014
 


Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Title: Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Title: Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Title: Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Title: Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
Title: Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Title: Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Doctors in mid-Atlantic earn less than nearly anywhere else in America - Charlotte Business Journal (blog)

Doctors in mid-Atlantic earn less than nearly anywhere else in America
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Physicians in orthopedics and other specialties continue to receive higher paychecks than those in family medicine, diabetes care and mental health. Nationwide, orthopedic doctors received an average compensation of $413,000 last year. By contrast ...

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 3:33 pm CDT

Sixers owner calls 19-win season 'a huge success for us' - Delaware County Daily Times

Sixers owner calls 19-win season 'a huge success for us'
Delaware County Daily Times
Sixers head coach Brett Brown watches his team take on Memphis in a game last week in Memphis, Tenn. Brown, whose team won 19 games in his first season, was given a grade of 'A' ... In a meeting with reporters Friday at Philadelphia College of ...

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 8:03 pm CDT

UW Medicine, Hutch feel the pinch of federal cutbacks - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

UW Medicine, Hutch feel the pinch of federal cutbacks
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
In Seattle, that is most evident in the ongoing effort by UW Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to persuade this region's wealthiest residents to make major commitments to cancer research. So far, the joint effort has raised $116 ...

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:16 pm CDT