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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

 

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
Title: World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
Title: Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
Title: Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.
Title: Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Title: Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds
Title: 'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT


How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi - Jackson Free Press

Jackson Free Press

How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi
Jackson Free Press
"There are wide swaths of Mississippi where the Affordable Care Act is not a reality," Conner Reeves, who led Obamacare enrollment for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, told me when we met in the state capital of Jackson. Of the nearly 300 ...

Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 1:24 pm CDT

Elsewhere in Science, 31 October 2014 - ScienceCareers.org

Elsewhere in Science, 31 October 2014
ScienceCareers.org
Note that many of the articles appearing in Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, and Science require AAAS membership (AAAS is the publisher of Science Careers), a Science subscription, or a site license. ▻ In September, a ScienceInsider ...

Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 4:59 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