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Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer

Baptist Medical Center is Mississippi’s only hospital combining superDimensionTM technology with CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment and diagnosis

When cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Koury, MD, joined Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as director of thoracic surgery in 2010, his mission was to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients. ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer | Dr. Michael Koury, Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Kyle Hogarth, EBUS, endobronchial ultrasound, superDimensionTM System, Covidien, Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy.
Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer

Baptist Medical Center is Mississippi’s only hospital combining superDimensionTM technology with CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment and diagnosis

When cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Koury, MD, joined Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as director of thoracic surgery in 2010, his mission was to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.


 
Controlling Asthma | Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act, The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014, Asthma Capitals 2014, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, AAFA, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Phil Bryant.
Controlling Asthma

Mississippi part of CDC’s National Asthma Control Program; takes other measures to improve outcomes

This year, Metro Jackson was elevated slightly in “The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014,” sliding five spots to No. 42, according to “Asthma Capitals 2014,” the 11th annual research project released by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Brian Condit, MD | Physical medicine and rehabilitation, North Mississippi Medical Center, North Mississippi Health Systems, Tupelo
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Brian Condit, MD

This year, Tupelo physician Brian Condit, MD, will be learning customer-service concepts from the Ritz-Carlton hotel company and gleaning efficiency ideas from a food-processing business in Minnesota.


 
PHYSICIAN/HOSPITAL ALIGNMENT FOCUS

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Paul Keckley
Partnering in a New Paradigm

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”


 
ORTHO & SPORTS MEDICINE FOCUS

NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions
NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.


 
Guest Writers

Changes & Opportunities for Small Employers under ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings about significant healthcare reform changes, as well as opportunities for small employers in 2014.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice

How negative physician behaviors impact the bottom line

Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”


 
Grand Rounds

August 2014

 

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Title: Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
Title: Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
Title: Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Title: Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say
Title: VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
Title: Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Aid to disabled children now outstrips welfare - Boston Globe

Aid to disabled children now outstrips welfare
Boston Globe
“Cash is what actually matters for these families, as a baseline, before you can even start talking about supports and services,” said Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit think tank, at the Institute of Medicine hearing ...

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:06 am CDT

Residency program begins at Hattiesburg Clinic, FGH - Hattiesburg American

Residency program begins at Hattiesburg Clinic, FGH
Hattiesburg American
By having our own program here, we hope to be able to recruit and retain young physicians who have roots in South Mississippi." It's a culmination of an effort by Hattiesburg Clinic, Forrest General, the Department of Family Medicine at the University ...

Posted Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:40 pm CDT

New neurologist joins MMC - The Daily News Journal

New neurologist joins MMC
The Daily News Journal
“Dr. Kellum's level of experience in Neurology and Sleep Medicine makes for an exciting addition to the department and the MMC family,” MMC CEO Joseph A. Peay said. “His extensive backgrounds, as well as his many academic and career achievements, have ...

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:20 pm CDT