Medical Care Pathways
Guidelines & Protocols
Asante Health Network physicians work together to develop evidence-based medical care guidelines (also referred to as “pathways”) to treat patients with specific diseases and conditions. Adopting these guidelines reduces practice pattern variations.
The guidelines are available to AHN providers, leading to quality patient care and better cost control. They also help AHN evaluate and adjust patterns to best meet patient needs.
Back Pain Care Pathway
This pathway helps reduce opioid use and avoid unnecessary advanced imaging and surgical procedures.
COPD Care Pathway
AHN providers have a reliable workup to be completed prior to COPD referrals.