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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

AHP is excited to welcome Katie Diehl, a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist, to our Pharmacy Team. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Katie and her husband, Chris, moved to Rochester, NY in 2013. Katie earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo in 2012 and then went on to complete a PGY-1 ambulatory…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Our clinical pharmacy team is working on scheduling on-site practice visits with providers and care managers as part of our Pharmacy Outreach Service. As a reminder, during these visits our pharmacists offer up-to-date, objective evidence focusing on outpatient medication management topics. These visits are 10-30 minutes (based on providers’ schedules), can be 1:1 or in…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Highlighted here are the AHP Migraine Best Practices, created in collaboration with URMC Neurology and Primary Care. Included in this document are tips for identification and treatment of migraine, including nonpharmacological interventions and cost-effective pharmacological options (both acute and preventive). We have also included a presentation given by Dr. Heidi Schwarz, a URMC neurologist, discussing…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

You may recall the AHP Inhaler Initiative from 2018 that focused on prescribing fluticasone/salmeterol RespiClick when possible and Symbicort when the former was not covered/unavailable. Since the beginning of this initiative, two other generic maintenance inhalers have been approved, both versions of fluticasone/salmeterol. • Fluticasone/salmeterol Diskus contains the same medications in the same doses as…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

The Monroe County Medical Society is offering a course on Meaningful Use, Meipass Prep, and Security Risk Assessments. Click here for details and registration.

July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

AHP, along with Highland Hospital, has launched a Readmissions Reduction Initiative Pilot aimed at reduced all-cause readmissions by 15%. The pilot’s model bridges the inpatient and outpatient environments through a series of six interventions designed to help keep patients healthy at home. The pilot launched on July 1, 2019, and we anticipate a six month…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As a network, AHP has fallen in our performance on the Medical Attention for Nephropathy metric. However, we are extremely close to reaching the 90th percentile; there are less than 500 patients across all practices that need gap closures to get us there. As a reminder the definition for this measure is as follows: The…

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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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