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September 27th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Texting is one of the best parts of having a smart phone. Who doesn’t enjoy the speed and convenience of texting to obtain or share information? But in the context of healthcare, texting without running afoul of HIPAA is problematic. To help providers text while ensuring patient privacy, AHP is answering some texting FAQs: What…

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Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD
September 27th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

The Center for Community Health’s 7th Annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship in Public Health will be held October 2nd at 12 pm in the Class of ’62 Auditorium the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Ave. The event features Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD , delivering the lecture, “The Importance of Long-Acting…

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September 27th, 2017 | Arcadia ConnectionsNetwork NewsNews

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 two topics: the Master Patient Index and best practices around terminated…

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September 27th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

AHP has added a new resource to ahpnetwork.com: a video library for on-demand viewing of select AHP meetings and events. Navigate here and view presentations from our Quarterly Arcadia Webinars and Primary Care Advisory meetings. Most of the videos are password protected, so users will need to contact Renée Sutton via email before accessing the…

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September 27th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Recently approved for participation, these physicians and practices join their colleagues in a network dedicated to transforming for the better delivery of health care in our community: Anna Land MD – Dermatology – Barrington Park Dermatological Associates

September 22nd, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

By George Nasra, M.D., M.B.A. This is my first contribution to the AHP clinical newsletter as medical director for behavioral health (BH). In this role, I have been working closely with the AHP care management team and the newly formed AHP behavioral health integration team to think through and implement different models of BH integration…

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September 22nd, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

By Laura J. Shipley, MD Pediatrics is all about upstream prevention of illness and promotion of health. At AHP, we are focusing on children in our community and looking at innovative and collaborative approaches that address some of the most concerning risks to their health. We see AHP providing a strong platform for action that…

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September 22nd, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

By Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP AHP’s care management team is working closely with our DSRIP colleagues to explore ways to strengthen support for vulnerable populations in our network. We currently provide centralized social work care management (based at Noyes Hospital) for 8 rural primary care practices. Earlier this summer, URMC social work, primary care…

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September 22nd, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Jineane Venci, PharmD, MS-CI, BCACP Switching antidepressants requires balancing the risk of discontinuation syndrome with minimizing therapeutic gaps in efficacy. In general, direct switches (abruptly stopping the current agent and starting the new on the next day) may be considered when drugs have similar pharmacologic properties. In situations where drug interactions, discontinuation syndrome, or serotonin…

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September 22nd, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

By Matt Devine, D.O. It has been over nine years since the hospitals affiliated with the University of Rochester have adopted policies that ended the visitation, gifting of food and other rewards, as well as allowing pharm reps to supply medical samples. In reviewing these documents (below), I was also impressed to learn that the…

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