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.
 


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 10:42 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

The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.com

The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley
RollingStone.com
Where Chuck Berry was a sleek convertible full of teenagers speeding down the road at night, Diddley was a gnarled, ancient medicine stick, connecting the dots between ritual African music, coded slave communication and the street games of the ghetto ...

Posted Friday, May 29, 2015 7:48 pm CDT