Author: Jill Clendening
Feb. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt is testing a device to assist in locating parathyroid glands during surgery.
Jan. 29, 2020—When it was determined that a majority of the 19,000 individuals eligible to receive a no-cost annual wellness visit as part of their Medicare coverage had not yet scheduled one, a large task force was assembled at VUMC to contact these patients and schedule their visits
Nov. 21, 2019—The concept of a single-payer, government-run health care program — Medicare for All — has sparked national debate, and that proposal was the focus of a spirited discussion on Nov. 19 at the Research into Policy and Practice Lecture sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.
Nov. 7, 2019—Michelle Griffith, MD, recently received an award for her work building networks for and advocacy of telehealth.
Oct. 24, 2019—On Oct. 30, Value-Based Care University is hosting its first educational event for frontline clinicians, and the free event can be attended either in person or through a live webinar.
Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 183 clinicians and 27 clinical areas with Excellence in Patient Experience awards in recognition of exceptional performance and commitment to service excellence.
Oct. 16, 2019—Patients who receive treatment at three VUMC clinics were recently given full access to their clinicians’ notes in their electronic medical records as part of an OpenNotes pilot.
Oct. 9, 2019—Tennessee has made an “opening bid” in its negotiations with the federal government about a block grant that could significantly change how TennCare functions for more than 1 million children and low-income individuals, and making sense of the complex proposal can be tricky.
Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.