Reporter Jan 31 2020

Effort ensures eligible Medicare patients receive their annual wellness visit

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

Adam Wright, PhD, directs the new Clickbusters program to reduce alert fatigue in VUMC’s electronic health records system.

New center seeks to strengthen clinical informatics

For many years, VUMC has been recognized as a leader in clinical informatics — the application of computer science and information science to the delivery of health care services.

Capt. James Dickens, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, of the United States Public Health Service and branch chief for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivered the keynote address.

Advanced Practice Nursing focus of grand rounds event

About 200 people gathered in Light Hall on Jan. 21 for the kickoff of the 2020 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds, a monthly educational series organized by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Advanced Practice.

Edward Siew, MD, MSCI

Protein levels in urine after acute kidney injury predict future loss of kidney function

High levels of protein in a patient’s urine after acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, Vanderbilt researchers report.

Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

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