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Author: Paul Govern

National health quality group lauds VMG primary care providers

Nov. 1, 2012—Following a detailed review by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), all 75 Vanderbilt Medical Group adult primary care physicians and nurse practitioners have received Level 3 designation — the top designation — under the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home voluntary accreditation program.

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Patients’ genetic data helps hone warfarin dosing

Nov. 1, 2012—Warfarin dosing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center just got safer and more effective.

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New tool speeds medical record documentation

Oct. 25, 2012—The less time nurses and staff spend documenting their work in the medical record, the more time they can spend with patients.

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Initiative set to improve patient transitions

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undertake sweeping changes to ensure smoother, more tightly coordinated transitions from the hospital to each patient’s home or other post-acute care setting.

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Improved patient ‘handover’ process bolsters outcomes

Oct. 18, 2012—Patient handovers matter. A lot. That’s the conclusion from Vanderbilt researchers who reviewed three years of patient data and found that major complications occurring within 24 hours after cardiac surgery were cut in half following the adoption of an improved handover process.

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New affiliate clinics debut in Franklin and Springfield

Oct. 11, 2012—A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday for the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center at Williamson Medical Center (formerly known as the Franklin Women’s Center).

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New software lets researchers filter enormous proteomic data sets

Oct. 11, 2012—An upcoming issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology announces the release of ProteoWizard Toolkit 3.0, a free set of cross-platform (PC, Mac, Linux) software libraries and applications designed to facilitate proteomics research. The article is now available on the journal’s website.

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Guidelines prompt reminders to offer immunization to inpatients

Oct. 4, 2012—With the start of flu season, health care providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are receiving more automated reminders to offer immunization to hospitalized patients.

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New teams set to pioneer quality, safety

Sep. 27, 2012—This year’s Vanderbilt Quality and Patient Safety Pioneer Program is under way with a new set of teams ready to launch.

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Assembly outlines VUMC clinical enterprise goals

Sep. 13, 2012—With the continued dedication and hard work of staff and faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center managed to surpass financial goals for the fiscal year that concluded June 30.

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Research makes case for prospective genotyping

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers are investigating the potential benefits of prospective genetic testing for drug safety.

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Report shows Vanderbilt achieving low rates of central line infections

Jun. 28, 2012—Intensive care units at Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are achieving exceptionally low rates of central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), according to a report released this week by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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