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Author: Jill Clendening

Adult Primary Care clinics receive recognition for quality

Apr. 30, 2020—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that all Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG) adult primary care practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care with the goal of improving outcomes.

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VUSM students help patients, clinicians with telehealth

Apr. 23, 2020—When in-person visits to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic needed to be quickly converted to telehealth appointments in response to COVID-19, a novel solution was hatched to bring both clinicians and patients up to speed on videoconferencing.

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Vanderbilt team develops COVID-19 predictive model for Tennessee

Apr. 6, 2020—A team including health economists, epidemiologists and a biostatistician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University are amassing and processing data to develop a complex predictive model of the spread of COVID-19 within Tennessee, with region-specific projections, as well as a model of projected resource use during response to the pandemic.

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Physicians, engineering students, families and friends construct DIY face shields

Apr. 2, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.

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StrategyShare2020 postponed; tune in to Virtual Discover, Learn & Share lectures

Mar. 30, 2020—In light of the need to prioritize our unified response to COVID-19, StrategyShare2020, originally scheduled for June 24, is being postponed until further notice.

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Minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery offers quicker healing

Mar. 19, 2020—Tommy Rainey suspects problems with his hands began as a result of countless hours at the keyboard during his long career as a publisher and writer, and when tingling and numbness in his left hand continued to worsen, he knew he had to get help.

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VUMC rolls out new standard attire program for patient service specialists

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently launched a new standard attire program for patient service specialists (PSS), the staff who work in outpatient check-in and checkout areas.

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Preparations for StrategyShare2020 well underway

Mar. 5, 2020—With StrategyShare2020 just a few months away, individuals representing all facets of the Medical Center community sifted through nearly 80 proposals last week as they began assembling the event’s program.

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Bundled maternity plan offered to VUMC, MNPS employees

Mar. 4, 2020—Hearing that she could deliver her second child with no out-of-pocket expense convinced Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee Amy New to enroll in the new MyMaternityHealth Bundle offered by Vanderbilt Health, and she quickly learned the program’s advantages didn’t stop there.

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Vigil Volunteers seeks those with compassion to spare

Feb. 27, 2020—Dan Kula remembers entering a patient’s room on the Palliative Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and immediately sensing the man’s agitation, which can be a symptom for those who are terminally ill.

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Clinical trial tests device that detects parathyroid glands

Feb. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt is testing a device to assist in locating parathyroid glands during surgery.

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Buntin named deputy editor of JAMA Health Forum

Jan. 29, 2020—Melinda Buntin, PhD, chair of Health Policy at VUMC, has been named deputy editor of JAMA Health Forum, a new online information channel published by JAMA Network.

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