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Clinician accountability program from VUMC associated with large savings

A program run by Vanderbilt University Medical Center that provides peer feedback to high-risk clinicians was associated with a significant decrease in malpractice claims costs at a large orthopaedic surgery practice, according to a recent study.

Duke University’s Keynote speaker Hayden Bosworth, PhD, MS, was the keynote speaker at the symposium. (photo by Donn Jones)

Symposium highlights implementation research in learning health systems

On May 14, two groups at Vanderbilt University Medical Center — the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research and the Center for Learning Healthcare — together hosted the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.

New online repository offers physicians quick guidance on care of rare disease patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has collaborated with Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., to develop the Rare Disease Clinical Activity Protocol Program, or RareCAP, a growing online repository of clinical protocols designed to offer quick, practical guidance on the care of patients with rare diseases.

Daniel Fabbri, PhD, spoke about his entrepreneurial journey from graduate studies to founding a successful health care technology company. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Faculty member Daniel Fabbri describes entrepreneurial journey

The talk provided insights into the challenges and rewards of commercializing academic research.

The big sort 

A new interactive tool presents information on noncoding RNA in extracellular vesicles — agents of cell-cell communication that may have a future in medical diagnosis and therapeutics.

An initiative at VUMC is helping patients recover more quickly from major surgery, leave the hospital earlier and have fewer side effects from their pain management. (photo by Joe Howell)

VUH adopts enhanced recovery for spine surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for the nearly 1,000 adult patients who undergo elective spine surgery each year at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Belle Meade Surgery Center.

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