Alosa Health Updates

PACE Introduces Acute Pain Module

Posted in Updates on 4.9.2018

On the heels of Chronic Pain, Alosa Health has recently released an Acute Pain module through Pennsylvania’s PACE program. Acute pain is a frequent problem for older individuals and its prevalence has been shown to increase with age. Effective treatment of acute pain is important and reduces suffering, improves return to function, and importantly, may help prevent progression to …

Congenital Syphilis Program in Maryland Underway

Posted in Updates on 3.23.2018

After winning a bid to provide educational outreach services in the city of Baltimore, Alosa Health has partnered with Maryland Department of Health to develop educational training materials on the topic of congenital syphilis prevention and to deploy a field-based educational program. Rates of congenital syphilis has been on the rise in the state of Maryland in …

Contract Expansion Targets Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

Posted in Updates on 1.11.2018

Alosa Health’s contract with Pennsylvania’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) expands thanks to a $26.5 million federal grant awarded to the State of Pennsylvania to combat the opioid epidemic. The funding will allow Alosa to visit more PA physicians to provide educational outreach (academic detailing) to help them treat pain more effectively while avoiding …

PACE Introduces Chronic Pain Module

Posted in Updates on 12.14.2017

Alosa Health has just released an updated Chronic Pain module through Pennsylvania’s PACE program. This educational program presents the most recent evidence for effectively treating pain in the elderly. The emphasis is on non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pharmacologic options, with the goal of minimizing or avoiding the use of opioid analgesics in this population. Academic detailers in Pennsylvania …

Academic Detailing Conference Inspires

Posted in Updates on 11.9.2017

Earlier this week members of the Alosa Health team attended the 5th International Conference on Academic Detailing, hosted by our friends and colleagues at NaRCAD. The conference is always an amazing opportunity to connect with others doing academic detailing work and to share insights and best practices. One of the salient topics this year was PrEP – our …

Executive Director Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

Posted in Updates on 10.25.2017

This week Alosa Health Executive Director Paul Fanikos testified at the Special Senate Committee Hearing on Health Care Cost Containment and Reform in support of investing in an evidence-based educational outreach program. During the testimony, Fanikos explained how a program focused on therapeutic and cost-effective utilization of prescription drugs would be a significant step in improving patient outcomes and reducing unnecessary …

Alosa Founder Speaks at Innovation Meeting

Posted in Updates on 10.19.2017

Alosa Health founder, Dr. Jerry Avorn, was invited to speak at the Adriadne Labs health systems innovation meeting on October 12th. The focus of the dialog was on “Improving Physician Decision-Making at Scale: Alosa Health and the Academic Detailing Model“. There was a lengthy question and answer period hosted by moderator Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Adriadne Labs Executive Director. Dr. …

Web-Based PrEP Resource Center Debuts in TN

Posted in Updates on 9.29.2017

Alosa Health partners at the Shelby County Department of Public Health unveiled a web-based resource for Tennessee residents who want to learn about PrEP, the FDA-approved HIV prevention medication. Visitors to the website, http://GetPRePTN.com/, can find a PrEP navigator, connect with a PrEP prescriber, or access educational materials from Alosa Health and the CDC. Get PrEP …

Dr. Choudry to Deliver Keynote at HIMSS Forum

Posted in Updates on 9.14.2017

Dr. Niteesh Choudry, Alosa Health physician advisor and professor at Harvard Medical School, as well as Executive Director at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum along with colleague Dr. John Quakenbush, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health. The forum …

Clinical Advisor Wins AGS Award

Posted in Updates on 7.11.2017

Alosa Health Clinical Advisor Dr. Dae Kim was recently presented with the prestigious Junior Investigator of the Year Award by the American Geriatric Society (AGS). This award is given annually to an outstanding junior investigator who is committed to a career in aging research. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on studying outcomes of drug therapy and cardiac surgical …

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