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Start Low & Go Slow: Increasing Opioid Safety Among Seniors

In a letter published in August 2016, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wrote to the nation’s physicians outlining the state of the opioid epidemic, stating, “Since 1999, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled and opioid prescriptions have increased markedly…[yet] the amount of pain reported by Americans has not changed.” While the epidemic has received national attention …

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Unique Clinical Decision Support App And Online Tool Helps Clinicians Manage Anticoagulation Medications During Surgery

Contact: Spencer Vibbert (516) 446-2096 svibbert@ipro.org (Lake Success, NY) March 30, 2016 –– A new, freely-available smart phone application and online tool developed by an IPRO-led coalition enables clinicians to easily determine whether, when, and how to stop and restart the use of warfarin and oral anticoagulants during elective surgery and other invasive procedures. Creators …

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NY Non-Profit Helps Hispanic/Latino Seniors Manage Diabetes

The IPRO-led Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN), the Medicare-funded healthcare quality improvement organization for New York, is scoring major gains in enrolling Hispanic and Latino Medicare beneficiaries in free Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) workshops in and around New York City. EDC workshops are led by certified community health workers and emphasize peer learning – …

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August Quality Improvement Webinar Announced

You’re invited! The QIO Program is launching a new learning series that offers health care providers nationwide the opportunity to participate in virtual training events focused on health care quality improvement. The series, titled “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care,” will feature training sessions led by recognized experts and thought leaders and will address hot topics …

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