Modern health care has typically been provided through a one-size-fits-all model that has ignored genetic variances — even though those differences play a big role in how human bodies metabolize medicines. Depending on the DNA of an individual, certain medications or dosages of medications s…

Only four percent of genome-wide research studies have involved African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans, groups that make up nearly one-third of the U.S. population. Now, researchers are having to make up for lost time including women and minorities in their work — something Consue…

The exponential growth of health care data — and the chance that precision medicine’s rise will put much more of it at risk of cyber attacks — understandably has many consumers, researchers and law enforcement professionals skeptical about the accumulation and storage of masses of genomic in…

The full scope of precision medicine in the commercial arena remains more about promise than implementation. But pharmacogenetics, the study of how genes affect the ways people metabolize certain medicines, is making strides in the market — including locally.

A key component to TennCare’s block grant proposal (see page 12 for more on that plan) is its request to create a commercial-style closed drug formulary, effectively allowing the state’s safety-net insurance program to not cover all prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The demand for nurses continues to increase as new care models and aging Baby Boomers depend on their services. The federal Health Resources & Services Administration estimates demand for registered nurses will grow 22 percent between 2014 and 2030. At the same time, the nursing workforc…

One of the strengths of Middle Tennessee’s $50 billion health care sector is its ability to incubate, finance and rapidly grow entrepreneurial firms that address emerging challenges and opportunities facing the industry’s biggest names. Our Vitals event in October brought together executives…

Nashville’s urban placemaking enthusiasts who treasure non-residential buildings designed in a traditional manner face a humbling reality.

Nashville’s post-Great Recession boom has rendered many streets and urban districts vastly different in form and function than their previous iterations.

About a year after opening its doors in The Gulch in late summer 2018, Studio Bank had amassed roughly $130 million in loans and more than $150 million in deposits — ahead of the projections Chairman, President and CEO Aaron Dorn and his team had mapped out. Post Editor Geert De Lombaerde ta…

Gov. Bill Lee and TennCare Director Gabe Roberts’ wide-ranging plan to convert federal TennCare funding into a modified block grant went through its public comment period this fall — where it failed to garner much support — and was scheduled to be sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicai…

Daniel Stein might tell you science isn’t his forte but he’s not fooling anyone. With an educational background studying ethics and politics at Yale, a medical degree from John Hopkins and an MBA from Harvard, the founder and CEO of Embold Health has positioned himself to be something of a S…

Shelby Golf Course in East Nashville is a short but narrow, “hilly” track that requires exceptional course management, prudence, intuition and superior ball-striking ability. I possess none of these qualities. To the dismay of my playing partners, I always choose to walk the course. There ar…

Tom Dent is chairman and CEO of Urgent Team, a Nashville-based urgent care company currently growing at a rate of 15 centers a year. With 63 centers operating as of October, all located within a day’s drive of Nashville, Urgent Team is on the front lines of the booming retail health care ind…

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis partner J.D. Thomas is the incoming chair of the health law section for the Tennessee Bar Association, a role in which he says he will look to continue his predecessors’ work on continuing education. Ahead of stepping into his role, Thomas — a former assista…

Zulfat Suara became the first Muslim elected to public office in Nashville (and by some accounts, in the whole state) when she won one of five countywide seats on the Metro Council in September. Suara — a Nigerian immigrant, accountant and Metro schools parent — spoke to the Post about settl…

If you’ve ever worked from home, you know the struggle. Suddenly — no matter how many deadlines or emails might be pinging your inbox — the dishes need scrubbing and the laundry needs folding. Work can wait, you need to clean.

The leaders of XOi Technologies, which develops communications services for workers in field service sectors such as HVAC and plumbing, have focused on two major aspects since securing $11M in Series C financing this summer: growing their team and improving their product.

Nathan Lyons is president of Vintage South, which he founded in 2011. A University of Mississippi graduate, he started the company with a focuses on single-family residential development and older home restoration. However, and within the past five years or so, Lyons has turned his focus tow…

Brentwood accounting and business advisory firm LBMC this summer said it had acquired Think Data Insights, a local data analytics company specializing in business intelligence for companies in health care, manufacturing and a few other sectors. John Mark McDougal, an LBMC shareholder and lea…