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Data Breached

CHS is latest in line of exposed HIT vulnerability, this cyber theft affecting nearly 5 million patients spanning last five years

Nearly 5 million patients were affected by the Chinese-led data breach targeting Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), the nation’s largest hospital group by number of beds. ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Data Breached | Community Health Systems, data breach, Mandiant, Mississippi Hospital Association, Tim Moore
Data Breached

CHS is latest in line of exposed HIT vulnerability, this cyber theft affecting nearly 5 million patients spanning last five years

Nearly 5 million patients were affected by the Chinese-led data breach targeting Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), the nation’s largest hospital group by number of beds.


 
Research Projects Test More Proactive Roles for Pharmacists | University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, hospital readmissions, pharmacists, research, federally qualified health centers
Research Projects Test More Proactive Roles for Pharmacists

Reducing inpatient readmissions key in latest study

When a patient comes in toting a hefty bag of prescription medicines, Nell Brock, CFNP, has an easy way to check for drug interactions.


 
Hattiesburg Clinic Expands to Serve Growing Market | Hattiesburg Clinic, Hattiesburg, Lamar County, Forrest General Hospital, Family Medicine Residency
Hattiesburg Clinic Expands to Serve Growing Market

Building projects make room for new residency program; goal is addressing provider shortage in primary care

South Mississippi’s largest privately owned multispecialty clinic is expanding, as it seeks to accommodate patient needs in a growing market.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Art Leis, MD |  Methodist Rehabilitation Center, West Nile Virus, neurology
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Art Leis, MD

Sometimes the trajectory of your career intersects with a sudden need in the healthcare arena.


 
REIMBURSEMENT FOCUS

Reimbursement Revisit
Reimbursement Revisit

A Look at payment innovation

While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.


 
SENIOR HEALTH FOCUS

No Longer Last in Line | Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Rehab, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Senior Care, Long-term Care, LTAC, Post-acute Care, National HealthCare Corporation, NCH, Gerald Coggin
No Longer Last in Line

The changing role of SNFs

Just as the notion of what’s considered ‘old’ has changed in today’s society … think ‘70 is the new 50’ … so too has the role and function of skilled nursing facilities.


 
Guest Writers

HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice: Part 2

Underlying causes of the problems

In our ongoing discussion of disruptive physician behaviors, their impact, and what can be done about the problems, two questions are puzzling.


 
Professionals Have New Tools to Protect Assets

Medical professionals are acutely aware of the challenges of protecting one’s personal net worth in our litigious society.


 
Grand Rounds

October 2014

 

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Title: After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Category: Health News
Created: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Title: Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says
Title: Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says
Title: Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Title: FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Category: Health News
Created: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Title: Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT


DC community calendar, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014 - Washington Post

DC community calendar, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014
Washington Post
8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $50. 202-467-4600. “The Wolfe Twins,” Mike Donahue directs Rachel Bonds' play about growing older ...

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Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:26 am CDT

US health care appears unprepared for Ebola - Belleville News Democrat

Belleville News Democrat

US health care appears unprepared for Ebola
Belleville News Democrat
Dr. Jeffrey S. Duchin, chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, said it will take time to ramp up readiness, including ordering the right ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:50 pm CDT

Tate named new district health officer for 11 Northeast Mississippi counties - Daily Journal

Tate named new district health officer for 11 Northeast Mississippi counties
Daily Journal
Tate graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in mathematics in 1988 and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1992. She also completed her family medicine residency in Jackson. She was part of the original faculty for ...

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:34 pm CDT