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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Recently, the FDA added a new warning to fluoroquinolone antibiotics based on review of adverse event reporting and four observational studies. This updated labeling highlights the risk of aortic aneurysm rupture or dissection, and is in addition to multiple other warnings that already exist with this drug class. These risks can occur with oral and…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Despite the reliance on medications to treat chronic disease in the U.S., there is ample evidence that patients continue to struggle with achieving intended outcomes, adverse events, polypharmacy, adherence and access. AHP recognizes the importance of pursuing solutions to suboptimal medication use in healthcare and is committed to implementing systematic approaches to optimize value-based medication…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Our FIT kit initiative is now fully underway! As our Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines indicate, a colonoscopy should be the first line of screening, however the second line should be a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit if a colonoscopy is not possible. While we are performing well across all our contracts on CRC screening, there…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork NewsNews

As a follow-up to AHP’s LARC Training in December, we’d like to invite you to chat with the Hoekelman Center’s resident LARC expert: Katherine Greenberg, MD, Director, Gender Health Services, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UR Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Greenberg will guide participants through an advanced discussion of Nexplanon use, management of common side…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

At the end of 2018 we took a comparative look at how we were performing on our contracted measures in relation to the close of 2017. Of note, we have a slight downward trend across the network within our pediatric preventive measures. Childhood immunizations are down by 1.75% from last year at this time, and…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, a recipient of an AHP Population Health Award grant, is recruiting primary care providers to participate in an educational pilot aimed at reducing chronic disease through plant-based nutrition. Participants will attend a 12-hour CME/MOC plant-based nutrition course and then recruit five of their own patients to complete a whole-food, plant-based diet jump…

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As the New Year begins the AHP Optimization Team has started to shift gears in its focus on measures and projects. The team will continue to focus on colorectal cancer screening and fall risk, and add breast cancer screening, well child 3-6 years, and hypertension blood pressure control to its list of measures to optimize….

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January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Laura Jean Shipley, MD, AHP’s Pediatric Medical Director, has assumed a more full-time role here at Accountable Health Partners. Dr. Shipley will now spend 70% of her time devoted to AHP’s pediatric population health efforts. This change will bolster our network’s ability to bring new initiatives to our growing number of pediatric practices. Dr. Shipley…

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December 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Does your practice manager attend AHP’s Practice Managers Meeting? During these meetings your practice manager can expect to hear important network updates that impact your practice. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 8-9:30 a.m. at 135 Corporate Woods, 2nd floor Conference Rooms 265A & 265B. Breakfast will be available. Contact Melissa…

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December 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In this month’s population health update, the network has remained steady in pediatric and adult acute measures, and is trending up in preventive measures. Adult disease management is on a slight decline, driven by a percentile drop for the DM A1c < 8.0. However, we are only four patients away from moving back in to…

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