Category

Pharmacy
Prepared by: Julie Earby, PharmD, BCACP and Kayla Mills, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident Key Points  Hemoglobin A1c is one of the main assessments for blood glucose control. It is a measurement of the average estimated blood glucose control over the previous three months.Obtaining an A1c is valuable as it can reflect the risk of...
Read More
Written by: Tiffany Jenkins, PharmD, BCACP and Samantha Oudsema, PharmD Candidate  Key Points:  Statin medications are effective at reducing the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, especially in certain high-risk patients.  The SUPD and SPC quality measures are designed to target patients who are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. There are several potential barriers...
Read More
It is appropriate to report any clinically important medical event or health problem that occurs after vaccination. Reporting in a timely manner provides important information to improve vaccine safety and research.
Read More
Affinia Pharmacy Key Areas of Focus: Reduce Inappropriate Pharmaceutical Spend, Enhance Patient Care & Clinical Interventions, and Pharmacy Related Educational Efforts.
Read More
Key Points Medication adherence is key to chronic disease management and is also a Medicare 5 STAR performance quality measure for certain medication classes treating diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol. The Medication Adherence initiative is a pilot by Affinia Health Network which will see a full go-live in 2021.Within the Medication Adherence pilot, a team of pharmacy...
Read More
Written by: Candi Henderson, CPhT, LPhT and Michelle Carey, CPhT, LPhT Key Points Two pneumococcal vaccines, PCV13 and PPSV23, are currently used in the United States. Based on a review of evidence, the ACIP has updated their recommendations. History Pneumococcal disease may present in the form of serious diseases such as pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis....
Read More
Key Points Out-of-pocket costs can be a barrier to care for many patients.The Low-Income Subsidy and Extra Help Programs help beneficiaries who qualify with costs related to their prescription drug plan.There are many resources dedicated to help provide financial help and education to Medicare beneficiaries to choose a Part D plan and use their benefits....
Read More
Diabetes Medication Management Workgroup Overview Affinia Health Network is participating in a statewide collaboration to specifically improve diabetes care, known as the Diabetes Medication Management Workgroup. The goal of this workgroup is to provide primary care clinicians with evidence-based guidance on type 2 diabetes management to improve quality of care, reduce inappropriate (or inefficient) use...
Read More
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way people produce or respond to insulin. It can lead to high blood sugar levels which, over time, damage the body.
Read More
Gaining approval for a new drug is both a costly and lengthy process; however, each step is crucial in the development of safe and efficacious products. Research and development costs have been estimated at $2.8 billion, with the entire process lasting approximately a decade. Approval from the FDA is dependent upon an analysis of the...
Read More
1 2 3 4