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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

UR Medicine’s MyChart allows patients to view portions of their electronic medical record, including many test results. Currently, most results for tests and studies performed by UR Medicine Labs and Imaging are released via MyChart 24 hours after the result is posted as final. Pathology, pap smears and many types of advanced imaging (e.g., CT,…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The Monroe County Medical Society, Monroe County Department of Public Health and UR Medicine are sponsoring free buprenorphine waiver training on Thursday, September 26. Providers successfully completing the course will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to opioid-dependent patients. Details about this free event are below….

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

On October 25th the URMC Department of Psychiatry, Division of Collaborative Care & Wellness Division will be hosting the 2019 Rochester Behavioral Health Annual Symposium, “The Economics of Behavioral Health Integration,” an event focused on the economic opportunities of integrating behavioral health into the medical setting. Open to physicians and multidisciplinary health care providers from…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As we have crossed the halfway point of our contract year, we have assessed our performance across all contracts and lines of business to ensure that we remain on track to maximize our quality performance and optimize our shared savings. While we continue to do well, there remains room for improvement, particularly in the area…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The New York State Department of Health recently lowered the definition for elevated blood lead level (EBLL) from 10 mcg/dL to 5 mcg/dL. This new threshold for children with an elevated blood lead level takes effect on October 1, 2019. What does this mean? Any blood lead test that results in 5 mcg/dL or higher…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

You may have seen emails from your designated clinical pharmacist recently about patients who have recently had claims for AHP-targeted medications. See below for a brief reminder about the purpose and goal for each medication initiative. Glumetza®/Fortamet® for Type 2 Diabetes There are three available formulations of metformin extended release: (1) metformin extended release (generic…

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August 29th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork News

If you’re eager to lend your vision to the network’s strategic direction, consider running for a seat on AHP’s Board of Managers, the governing body whose members are elected to represent the interests of providers and to make the major decisions facing AHP. Nominations are now being accepted for three board seats: the Highland Hospital-affiliated…

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August 29th, 2019 | Network News

As part of AHP’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of care delivered to children, our pediatric care management enterprise is growing to ensure better access to these critical services. The team recently welcomed Whitney Scoville, LCSW. Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is determined and passionate in supporting others. Whitney has years…

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August 29th, 2019 | Network News

Community members of the Strong Memorial Hospital Medical staff (attending and refer/follow) are invited to participate in a special patient safety grand rounds on Friday, September 13th, noon to 1:00 pm, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Upper S-Wing Auditorium, 3-7619. Lunch will be served. Treatment for severe sepsis and septic shock continues to be Strong’s top priority…

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August 28th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of the recent updates made to the ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. This guideline (last updated in 2013) focuses on primary prevention in adults to reduce the risk of ASCVD (acute coronary syndromes, myocardial infarction, stable or unstable angina, arterial revascularization, stroke/transient ischemic…

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