Medical Care Pathways
Guidelines & Protocols
Asante Health Network physicians work together in developing evidenced-based medical care guidelines (also referred to as “pathways”) for treatment of patients with specific diseases and conditions. The adoption of these guidelines serves to reduce variation of practice patterns.
The guidelines make critical information available to AHN providers, leading to quality patient care and better controlled costs. They also help AHN evaluate and adjust practice patterns to best meet patient needs.
Back Pain Care Pathway
AHN providers work together to provide the best back pain care at lower costs. This agreed-upon pathway allows us to reduce opioid use and avoid unnecessary advanced imaging and surgical procedures.
COPD Care Pathway
AHN providers have a reliable, high quality workup to be completed prior to COPD referrals.