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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

 

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Title: Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Title: Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Title: Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
Title: Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21
Title: Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
Title: Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Families' plight to legalize medical marijuana continues - 13WMAZ

Families' plight to legalize medical marijuana continues
13WMAZ
Since the 1970's, the federal government has been providing a handful of individuals who suffer from various ailments with marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi as part of the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program. The four ...

Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 7:59 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

Student with local ties picked for medical student scholarship - Dailyleader

Student with local ties picked for medical student scholarship
Dailyleader
A 2012 graduate of Hillcrest Christian School, she is a biological sciences major at MC. She also volunteers in the University of Mississippi Medical Center emergency room in Jackson where she processes paperwork, helps families and performs other duties.

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:03 am CDT