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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Save the Date: Child Lead Exposure and Lead Testing Webinar On Wednesday August 15th at noon, join AHP’s Pediatric Quality Improvement Team and Dr. Stanley Schaffer from the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center to learn about unlikely sources of lead exposure, importance of childhood lead testing and how to get started with point-of-care…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

At Spring Clinical Grand Rounds, we introduced and encouraged preferential use of the new-to-market generic fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler, AirDuo. We are grateful for the feedback you offered and have 2 new key messages about this initiative: 1. Advair is the most expensive ICS/LABA inhaler but remains the highest prescribed in our network. Prescribing a lower cost…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In January we announced a series of 11 health improvement initiatives that we would be rolling out over the course of 2018 aimed at reducing costs of care, improving care delivery/outcomes for our patients, and/or enhancing metric performance for our network. Since that time, we have added 2 additional initiatives based on clinical need and…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In an effort to improve engagement and information delivery to our subspecialists within AHP and in conjunction with our committee chairs, Drs. Anil Sharma and Paul Rubery, we have decided to reformat our AHP Subspecialty Advisory Committee. We will still have twice a year large group meetings to review performance, discuss global subspecialty initiatives and…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As the AHP network continues to grow and strengthen, as does our staff. We have recently had several promotions within our team: – Robin McElligott, LCSW-R is now Program Director, AHP Pediatric Care Management and Social Work – Kimberly Povec, MBA, RD is now Director of Performance Optimization – Renee Sutton is now Senior Director,…

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June 28th, 2018 | Network NewsNews

In this month’s population health update AHP continues to maintain improvement in the preventive and adult disease management categories and top percentile performance in the pediatric and adult acute measures. With newly focused efforts on closing gaps for pediatric well care visits and lead screening, we hope to see the improvement trend for pediatrics preventive…

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June 28th, 2018 | Arcadia ConnectionsNetwork News

The Arcadia Connection is a recurring feature in Network News that keeps you up to date with news about the Arcadia Analytics Dashboard and connects you with information about workflow improvements and best practices that improve measure performance. This issue of Arcadia Connection includes information about the release of the latest Arcadia upgrade and an…

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June 28th, 2018 | Network NewsNews

New York State Patient Centered Medical Home requirements were released in April of this year, and one of the measures that practices are talking about is the behavioral health screening. NCQA has required practices to screen for depression in past versions of PCMH, but NYS has added alcohol and substance use screening as core measures…

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June 28th, 2018 | Network NewsNews

Early Detection of Toxic Childhood Lead Exposure AHP’s Lead Initiative focuses on improving lead screening rates for children ages 0 to 2. Building on successful models of point of care lead testing that currently exist in many of our primary care practices caring for children, AHP is removing barriers to implementing point of care testing…

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June 28th, 2018 | Network News

Recently approved for participation, these providers and practices join their colleagues in a network dedicated to transforming for the better delivery of health care in our community: Lewis Giglia DPM – Eastside Podiatry – Podiatry John Turano DPM – Eastside Podiatry – Podiatry Adria Roberti-Miller, DO – Twelve Corners Pediatrics – Pediatrics Wail Tfankji, MD…

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