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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

 

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Title: Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals
Title: Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Title: Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Title: Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Title: Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Title: Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Caribbean medical schools ease doctor shortage - The Hill (blog)

Caribbean medical schools ease doctor shortage
The Hill (blog)
I grew up, raised a family and spent most of my adult life in public service in South Mississippi. In my part of the country, most people lack access to wealth and influence, and struggle to cope with the difficulties of life. Many of these ...

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:01 pm CDT

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting - AAFP News

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting
AAFP News
AAFP Speaker John Meigs Jr., M.D., of Brent, Ala., seemed to be setting the tone for the entire 2014 Congress of Delegates (COD) here when he opened an Oct. 19 Town Hall meeting by saying, "It's going to be family medicine that turns the American ...

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:44 am CDT

George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy
Daily Beast
The homes sit in various stages of decay—some are torched to the point that blackened studs are the only thing left of a family's long-gone home. Others are fixer-uppers, if you happen to be a construction expert and financial idiot. But most of the ...

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:31 am CDT