15th Annual Minority Health Fair: "Closing the Gap"
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

15th Annual Minority Health Fair: "Closing the Gap"

It's time for the 15th Annual Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Town Center! 

Over 125 free screening and health education services will be offered on Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

With a theme of "Closing the Gap", the Minority Health Fair brings together populations impacted by healthcare disparities in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, and leading health providers and institutions. The Minority Health Fair affords many individuals the opportunity to receive essential healthcare at no cost.

Attendees interested in screenings are asked to pre-register before August 13 by calling 778-LINK (5465). Those interested in mammograms or annual wellness exams are asked to call 495-4040 to schedule their exam. 

Some of the service Services offered at the Minority Health Fair include:

  • Blood Assurance
  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Bone density screening (women)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Carotid Artery screening
  • Childhood Obesity; A Public Health Crisis
  • Dental screening (children and adults)
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes screening and education
  • EKG (pre-teens)
  • Health Care Career Opportunities
  • Health Education
  • Hospice Services
  • Lung Screening
  • Memorial Mammography Mobile
  • Message Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Organ Donations
  • Prescription Drug Programs
  • Project Access
  • Prostate screening
  • Skin allergy test
  • Sleep Apnea (children and adults)
  • STD Screenings
  • Stress management
  • Stroke Screening

The Minority Health Fair is brought to you by the Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium.

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Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) -- 1 p.m. session
Aug
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) -- 1 p.m. session

  • Parkridge Medical Center - Fowler Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society in partnership with the TN Department of Health will host:

Training for Physicians (and office staff) on the new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • 1-2 pm - Fowler Conference Room at Parkridge Medical Center
  • 6-7 pm - POB Conference Room at Erlanger Hospital

Course facilitator: Toni Y. Shute, VRISM Project – VRISM Training Specialist II; Tennessee Department of Health

There is no cost to attend.  Advanced RSVP is required to irene@chattmd.org.  Please be certain to indicate which time you will attend. Due to the room size, attendance is limited to 30 individuals for each workshop.

Tennessee Depart of Health Switching to New Online Digital System for Death Certificates

The Tennessee Department of Health is switching to a new online digital system to maintain vital records including death, birth, marriage and divorce documents.  The new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) will allow multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide data via remote access / electronic communication between the Tennessee Office of Vital Records and those partners who help to register vital events that occur in Tennessee.  The new system will replace the predominantly manual, paper-based process currently in use.  The State of Tennessee Department of Health has begun statewide training of industry professionals, including funeral directors, embalmers and medical examiners on how to use the new online platform.   Toni Shute, a training specialist for the State was quoted recently in the Memphis Business Journal and said, "This is going to save time, save money — everything will be done electronically. Whereas [before], a funeral home would start the death record and have to take it to a physician, they will no longer have to drive to the physician. They can send everything electronically."  Additionally, death certificates will now be available at local health departments. Previously, death certificates could only be obtained in the county where the death occurred.  The new digital system for funeral directors and embalmers will take effect the first week of August.  Medical certification for physicians will be rolled out in October.  VRISM will continue to develop the “birth module”. 

An online training video for physicians (Medical Certifier VRISM Training) is available at https://www.tn.gov/health/article/vr-vrism. For additional questions, please contact the VRISM help desk at 1-855-874-7686.  Following training, please download and complete your VRISM user agreement at https://www.tn.gov/health/section/vital-records.

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Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) - 6 p.m. session
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) - 6 p.m. session

  • Erlanger Hospital -- POB Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society in partnership with the TN Department of Health will host:

Training for Physicians (and office staff) on the new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • 1-2 pm - Fowler Conference Room at Parkridge Medical Center
  • 6-7 pm - POB Conference Room at Erlanger Hospital

Course facilitator: Toni Y. Shute, VRISM Project – VRISM Training Specialist II; Tennessee Department of Health

There is no cost to attend.  Advanced RSVP is required to irene@chattmd.org.  Please be certain to indicate which time you will attend. Due to the room size, attendance is limited to 30 individuals for each workshop.

Tennessee Depart of Health Switching to New Online Digital System for Death Certificates

The Tennessee Department of Health is switching to a new online digital system to maintain vital records including death, birth, marriage and divorce documents.  The new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) will allow multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide data via remote access / electronic communication between the Tennessee Office of Vital Records and those partners who help to register vital events that occur in Tennessee.  The new system will replace the predominantly manual, paper-based process currently in use.  The State of Tennessee Department of Health has begun statewide training of industry professionals, including funeral directors, embalmers and medical examiners on how to use the new online platform.   Toni Shute, a training specialist for the State was quoted recently in the Memphis Business Journal and said, "This is going to save time, save money — everything will be done electronically. Whereas [before], a funeral home would start the death record and have to take it to a physician, they will no longer have to drive to the physician. They can send everything electronically."  Additionally, death certificates will now be available at local health departments. Previously, death certificates could only be obtained in the county where the death occurred.  The new digital system for funeral directors and embalmers will take effect the first week of August.  Medical certification for physicians will be rolled out in October.  VRISM will continue to develop the “birth module”. 

An online training video for physicians (Medical Certifier VRISM Training) is available at https://www.tn.gov/health/article/vr-vrism. For additional questions, please contact the VRISM help desk at 1-855-874-7686.  Following training, please download and complete your VRISM user agreement at https://www.tn.gov/health/section/vital-records.

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TriMED Health Care Education Summit
Sep
8
to Sep 9

TriMED Health Care Education Summit

TriMED Healthcare Education Summit will bring dozens of hours of critical healthcare continuing education for a variety of specialties to Music City Center in downtown Nashville Sept. 8-9. The educational and social schedule for the event will be updated as more details become available.

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Remote Area Medical clinic at Camp Jordan
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Remote Area Medical clinic at Camp Jordan

Remote Area Medical is holding a clinic September 30 -- October 1 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge.

The basic services can include:

  • DENTAL: Cleaning, fillings, extractions

  • VISION: Complete dilated eye exams, testing for glaucoma, testing for diabetic retinopathy, glasses made on site

  • MEDICAL: General medicine

  • PREVENTION: Breast exams, diabetes screening, physicals, women’s health

  • EDUCATION: Educational resources and information are provided throughout service areas

The patient parking lot will open no later than midnight. Numbered patient admission tickets will be given out beginning at 3 AM, one ticket per patient. Clinic doors will open at 6 AM. Patients will be admitted in numerical order by ticket # and a ticket is required for admission. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services.

Visit the RAM website for more information for patients and for information for health care professionals wanting to volunteer their service. RAM accepts volunteers in the following fields:

  • Medical: MDs, DOs, Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, and Athletic Trainers.
  • Dental: Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, and both registered and non-registered Dental Assistants.
  • Vision: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Optometric Techs, Ophthalmic Techs, and both licensed and non-licensed Opticians.
  • Triage: RNs, Paramedics, AEMTs, and LPNs.
  • Veterinarians
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Women in Medicine Wine Tasting & Reception Honoring Nita Shumaker, MD
Aug
1
11:30am11:30am

Women in Medicine Wine Tasting & Reception Honoring Nita Shumaker, MD

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society is hosting a Women in Medicine Wine Tasting and Reception honoring 2017 TMA President Nita Shumaker, MD, on Thursday, August 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Imbibe.

All female CHCMS physicians and residents are invited. 

Please RSVP to irene@chattmd.org or call 423-622-2872. Limited seating available.

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Innovators in Aging Care Summit: “Ideas Into Action”
Jul
14
8:30am 8:30am

Innovators in Aging Care Summit: “Ideas Into Action”

Join the Alzheimer's Association, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and CHI Memorial for a day-long workshop on Friday, July 14, 2017, about providing effective and innovative aging care. 

The "Ideas Into Action" summit includes:

  • Keynote Address by CHI Memorial | Center for Healthy Aging Geriatrician
  • Aging by the Numbers: A Look at Southeast Tennessee
  • Presentations by Chattanooga Innovators in Elder Care
  • Academia in the Aging Care Spotlight
  • Aging in Place: Senior Transportation in Southeast Tennessee
  • Ideas Into Action – Interactive Panel Discussion
  • Virtual Dementia Tour

The summit is free of charge and you can register by clicking this link. The agenda for the summit is available at this link

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Apr
29
7:00am 7:00am

TMA House of Delegates 2017 Meeting

House of Delegates Medical Society

TMA's House of Delegates will convene for its annual meeting on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN.

The House of Delegates gives physicians from across the state an opportunity to gather as a professional group to present and debate policies that affect the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care in both Tennessee and the United States.

Click here to register for the 2017 TMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting. 

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