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November 13th, 2017 | NewsPharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls is focused on the 2017-2018 influenza season. Prepared by Saloni Patel, PharmD, the Infectious Diseases PGY2 Pharmacy Resident at URMC, the newsletter details the available vaccine formulations and reviews information on Tamiflu, vaccination in older adults, high-dose vaccines, and vaccine immunity. As always, we are available for any medication-related questions…

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October 31st, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Open enrollment for University of Rochester employees for the 2018 plan year will begin on November 1st and will run through November 15th. The 2018 UR plans will widen the cost-sharing between tiers one and two, so UR health plan members have even greater incentive to keep their care within the AHP network. For example,…

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October 31st, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Elections are under way now for three physician seats on the AHP Board of Managers. Ballots were issued via Survey Monkey email to eligible voters on Tuesday, October 31st, and polls remain open until close of business on Friday, November 10th. Election results will be included in the November/December issue of Network News. The candidates…

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October 31st, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Stay up to date on the latest news about the Arcadia Analytics dashboard and share best practices with your peers at the next Arcadia Quarterly Teleconference scheduled for 12:15 pm on December 5th. Participants will hear the latest on the network’s 2017 quality performance and share their tips on maximizing performance and incentives. AHP primary…

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October 31st, 2017 | Network NewsNews

On October 17, 2017 AHP held its Clinical Grand Rounds focused on back pain and the network’s inaugural Integrated Practice Committee (IPC) that was formed to improve care for that condition. Speakers included Web Pilcher, MD, the chair of the Back Pain IPC and chair of URMC’s Division of Neurosurgery, Matt Devine, DO, Medical Director…

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October 31st, 2017 | Network NewsNews

In 2016 AHP began reporting patient experience metrics to payers with which the network is contracted. AHP chose Press Ganey Associates to conduct the CG-CAHPS survey at that time, and we have continued to partner with them on this quality metric. AHP has had great success in working with Press Ganey, and there are now…

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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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