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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

 

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Title: Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Title: As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Title: 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Title: Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Title: Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Title: Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Tate named district health officer - WHLT22

Tate named district health officer
WHLT22
(AP) - Family medicine physician Dr. Crystal "Chris" Tate of Ecru is the new district health officer for 11 Northeast Mississippi counties. Tate, who joined the Mississippi Department of Health in 2011, was officially appointed district health officer ...

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

Ribbon cuttings highlight business scene - Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American

Ribbon cuttings highlight business scene
Hattiesburg American
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson has received a Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award as the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year. The museum was recognized for its ... During the event, Katherine P ...

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:26 am CDT

The Democrats Closing Argument Needs to Be J-O-B-S - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

The Democrats Closing Argument Needs to Be J-O-B-S
Daily Beast
Spencer, whose LinkedIn account lists him as an international emergency-medicine fellow at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, completed his assignment in Guinea on Oct. 12 and landed at JFK International Airport on Oct ...

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 5:34 am CDT