A new study suggests hospitals that receive penalties for their 30-day Medicare readmission numbers often have a limited ability to solve the problem. The Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has targeted providers with incentives meant to reduce the rate of avoidable readmissions, in a bid to reduce overall healthcare costs. While some… Read More
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Military service members who sustain concussions in combat may experience worsening symptoms for several years after their injuries, particularly if they have psychiatric problems, a small U.S. study suggests. About one in five U.S. service members deployed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered a head injury, researchers note in JAMA Neurology. Most… Read More
The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a new Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation.
Dr. Kimberly Williams Collins has been hired by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to serve as counseling psychologist with University Health Services to help with student and employee mental and behavioral health and to support various programs to enhance the overall campus experience.
One local college has expanded its regional tuition rate, lowering tuition for students from parts of 13 nearby states. Effective fall 2017, University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy will offer a regional tuition rate to students who live within a 200-mile radius of Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville.
You’ve heard of Botox. You’ve heard of artificial hips and knees. You’ve heard of transplants. Now you’re going to hear about living a longer time. This isn’t a story about Memphis scientists coming up with a way to live well past 80 years of age. But it’s kind of like that. Let’s say you bruise… Read More
Working with a coalition of Memphis-area primary care doctors, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is gearing up for a program that tests a novel idea for helping African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Dr. Stanley Dowell, shown, is helping lead a study for which the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More
State’s GDP relies on Chinese imports more than any other in US China Daily USA | Updated: 2017-04-20 11:05 US President Donald Trump won the state of Tennessee with 61.1 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential election. It was the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate from either party since 1972,… Read More