AffirmHealth Blog


The ACP Tool is now available to athenahealth customers

Oct 28, 2019 11:39:39 AM by Mitch Evans posted in Advance Care Planning, athenahealth

We’re excited to announce that the AffirmHealth Advance Care Planning (ACP) Tool is now live on the athenahealth marketplace and available to all athenahealth customers.

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Thinking about Advance Care Planning? The state-by-state Advance Directive guide is now available!

Oct 15, 2019 8:43:44 AM by Mitch Evans

One of the first barriers to offering Advance Care Planning services at your practice is figuring out the right Advance Directives to use in your state. To help lead you to the right place, we've built this state-by-state guide:

State-by-State Advance Directive Guide

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We've launched Shield on the athenahealth Marketplace

Jan 31, 2019 8:33:00 AM by Mitch Evans

The Shield platform now integrates with athenaClinicals to help medical group leaders proactively manage and measure opioid prescribing, so they can have the assurance of responsible prescribing across the organization.

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AffirmHealth Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up: March 3, 2018

Mar 3, 2018 7:02:34 AM by Mitch Evans posted in weekend round up

Some of recent the stories that caught our eyes at AffirmHealth in February:

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Protect Your Patients. Protect Your Practice

Opioid Prescribing: Protect Your Patients. Protect Your Practice.

Jan 16, 2018 11:21:00 AM by Mitch Evans posted in opioid prescribing, prescribing protocols

Treating chronic pain in 2018?

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Are You Keeping Up With Your State's Chronic Pain Guidelines?

Jun 15, 2017 2:14:50 PM by Mitch Evans posted in State Opioid Prescibing Guidelines, Chronic Pain Guidelines, opioid prescribing, Pain Guidelines

Looking to stay compliant with state prescribing guidelines? Check out our related content:

In March 2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) made headlines when it released it's 12-point Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. As the opioid epidemic and chronic pain pandemic have reached record levels, state governments and professional medical societies alike have released their own recommendations and regulations to inform opioid prescribing. Here's a snapshot to help you keep track of your state's chronic pain guidelines.

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New Toolkit Supports Providers with Prescribing Guidelines

Jun 6, 2017 10:59:56 AM by Mitch Evans posted in Opioid Therapy, Smarter Pain Management, Guidelines, Clinical Tools

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC) has released a new toolkit to combat opioid overdose through improved stewardship programs. The resource is designed to help providers review and assess the volume and length of opioid prescriptions and dosages to mitigate risk of patient overdose and death.

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Do Higher Opioid Doses Lead To Worse Outcomes?

May 1, 2017 6:30:00 AM by Mitch Evans posted in Research, Opioid Therapy, Pain Management, Opioid Doses

A recent study published in The Journal of Pain found that patients prescribed higher opioid doses experienced greater pain intensity, higher health care utilization, and poorer quality of life. Is this a breakthrough finding or an obvious correlation?

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