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May 22nd, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Below, Dr. Matt Devine speaks to our overall network performance in our adult population: In looking at our enterprise population dashboard and I am so impressed with how much effort and responsive care our PCP practices at AHP are providing to all of the patients of our network! As the nation is acclimating to our…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

For 2019 we have identified opportunities for cost-savings on pharmacy spend across the network in several therapeutic areas. Here are 10 recommendations that you can put into practice today that impact quality and/or cost of medication prescribing in across the network: 1. Avoid use of GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors in combination for the treatment…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The Providers’ Clinical Support System will be providing a Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Highland Family Medicine from 1-5 p.m. The course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health care team members working with patients with opioid use disorder who wish to obtain a waiver…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

On Friday, May 24, 2019, a special safety grand rounds will highlight how to avoid preventable medical errors. Please click here or on the link below for more event information. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/events/event-detail/30263023606532

May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In 2018, AHP’s Optimization Team recognized the need for a renewed focus on children’s preventive care—specifically the challenges around getting kids into the office for their well-child visits between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Each annual visit in this age group falls within a critical window for recognition of developmental delays, physical assessment,…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Behavioral Health Partners (BHP) is a mental health resource available to patients covered by a University Health Care Plan, and as such carries a rich benefit for patients on these plans. BHP takes a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients’ well-being and works alongside the primary care doctor to improve their overall health and well-being….

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Below Catherine Wightman, MS, IBCLC/RLC, owner of Breast For All, LLC based in Dansville, NY describes an exciting partnership with Noyes Hospital that provides focused care management for lactation during the transitions between prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum settings: “Improving breastfeeding rates is not a new addition to the to-do list of health care providers, hospitals,…

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April 24th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

If you missed the latest Pharmacy Pearl, Erica Dobson, PharmD, shared AHP’s best practices for managing migraines on an outpatient basis. The guidelines are intended to help provide primary care physicians in: • Early recognition and clinical diagnosis of migraine • Management of medication overuse headache prior to initiation of other migraine therapies • Optimizing…

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April 24th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

On May 2, 2019, the Center for Community Health and Prevention of the University of Rochester will present the documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV epidemic” at the Little Theatre at 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with local expert physicians and a cervical cancer survivor. Continuing education credit hours are available for physicians,…

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April 24th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Our Medical Directors have been making individual visits to our community practices to review quality measure performance, understand and troubleshoot data issues, and simply spend some time with providers and staff. If you are interested in a visit please contact Melissa Claybaugh. We will schedule a time that is convenient for you – we look…

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