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
 


As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
Title: As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time
Title: Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
Title: Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study
Title: Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?
Title: Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
Title: Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Algorithm Aims for Safer, Smarter Codeine Use in Pediatric Patients - Pain Medicine News

Algorithm Aims for Safer, Smarter Codeine Use in Pediatric Patients
Pain Medicine News
To avoid administering codeine to ultra-rapid metabolizers—individuals whose livers convert codeine to morphine so quickly the reaction can be fatal—clinicians at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tenn., have created an algorithm to ...

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:12 am CDT

New doctor in house at Fox Army Health Center - Theredstonerocket

New doctor in house at Fox Army Health Center
Theredstonerocket
Upon graduating from medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completing his residency in Greenville, S.C., Gannaway worked in Tupelo, Miss. He later moved to Decatur, Ala., to be closer to his wife's family. After 10 years in ...

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:24 am CDT

Kobe Bryant takes off for France before Lakers season ends - Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant takes off for France before Lakers season ends
Los Angeles Times
Bryant went to France with family members either Tuesday or Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The Lakers conclude their season Wednesday night against the San ... Instead of Bryant, Nick Young grabbed a microphone before tip-off against ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:55 pm CDT