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  ...Read More


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Foundation Is Getting a Step Ahead | A Step Ahead Foundation, Claudia Haltom, David H. Ciscel, University of Memphis, Center for Research on Women, Memphis Teen Vision, Mark Clemons, Shelby County Health Department
Foundation Is Getting a Step Ahead

Nonprofit tackles problem of teen pregnancies in Memphis area

For more than two years, the nonprofit organization A Step Ahead Foundation (ASAF) has been blazing a trail to address one of the most significant problems facing Memphis and Shelby County: teen and other unintended pregnancies.


 
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).


 
ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity
ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity

Last month, healthcare leaders gathered in Nashville for the Council on Workforce Innovation’s symposium on trends and resources impacting healthcare workforce diversity and cultural competency in the delivery of quality healthcare.


 
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.


 
DIABETES FOCUS

Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control | Diabetes, Glucose Management, A1c, Dr. Elizabeth Halprin, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard, American Journal of Managed Care, Patient-Centered Care
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Autry Parker, MD | Autry Parker, Semmes-Murphey, Howard University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins, Johnson City Medical Center
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Autry Parker, MD

Anesthesiologist saw plenty to gain by relieving pain

Besides photography and tennis, Autry Parker was interested in music as a youngster growing up in Memphis. For a time, he thought he might have a career as a musician. During the summer before he went off to college at Howard University, he played the bass guitar at Libertyland, the amusement park that once existed at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Edward A. Avery | Edward Avery, Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis, PLLC, multi-specialty care, University of Memphis, Bachelor of Public Health Administration, Semmes-Murphey Neurological and Spine Institute, Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care Systems/Health Choice, LLC, MetroCare, St. Joseph Hospital, Mid-South Hospital, Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organization, Medical Home Model
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Edward A. Avery

Administrator, Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis, PLLC

Some people are healers; some people enable, empower, strategize, facilitate and create an arena in which healers can function fearlessly.

 

 

 


 
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MT's big man is joined by Belmont's J.J. Mann, Memphis' Joe Jackson, Chattanooga's Z. Mason and Tennessee State's Patrick Miller. ... Jones played all four years at Middle Tennessee and has enjoyed the family atmosphere built with his teammates. In a ...

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