Reporter May 1 2015
Apr. 30, 2015—A nationwide study, “Uncovering Waste in U.S. Healthcare,” from authors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, finds that spending on post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provides a key signal of inefficiency in the health care system, leading to higher spending and lower patient survival.
Apr. 30, 2015—Nancy Lane, Ph.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as senior vice president for Population Health Management.
Apr. 30, 2015—Adding an investigational drug to an already approved estrogen blocking therapy appears to be safe and provided clinical benefit for some postmenopausal women with estrogen-positive breast cancer.
Apr. 30, 2015—Patients should have full and direct access to the health provider of their choice, according to Cindy Cooke, DNP, president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), who recently spoke to faculty, students and members of the community at Vanderbilt University School Nursing (VUSN).
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will take part in a full-scale community disaster drill along with numerous emergency response and community agencies on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery Program has received a Lifetime Golden Commendation from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) — one of only four educational programs in the country to achieve this recognition.