ACHE Corporate Partner E-Newsletter

Welcome to the ACHE Corporate Partner E-Newsletter. This quarterly publication was designed to share information about complimentary education opportunities being offered by ACHE's 2013 Premier Corporate Partners.

ACHE would like to thank our Premier Corporate Partners for their support of ACHE programs and activities. In addition, ACHE expresses gratitude to its Corporate Partners for making ACHE members aware of these diverse educational opportunities.

Please note that reference to any specific commercial products, processes or services by a Premier Corporate Partner in this newsletter and featured educational content does not constitute or imply an approval, endorsement, recommendation or referral by ACHE. In addition, the views and opinions expressed in the featured educational content do not necessarily state or reflect those of ACHE.

Corporate Partners in This Issue
Cardinal Health CareFusion
Conifer Health Solutions Philips Healthcare

Cardinal Health


Surprisingly, America’s most serious drug problem is in our medicine cabinets. Drug overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than tripled since 1990 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Every day, approximately 2,500 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time (Office of the National Drug Control Policy). Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a nationwide epidemic and one that Cardinal Health takes very seriously.

To address these alarming prescription drug abuse trends, Cardinal Health teamed up with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2010 to create the GenerationRx Outreach Initiative to educate parents, teachers, healthcare professionals, teens, college students and senior citizens about the realities and dangers of prescription drug abuse. As part of the initiative, the team created four informational toolkits, all of which can be downloaded for free.

The user-friendly toolkits include talking points, presentation materials, visual aids and thorough instructions to engage participants, and utilize games, skits and discussion prompts. Participants are encouraged to take action in preventing prescription drug misuse and abuse in their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Visit to access the toolkits and learn more about what you can do to help.

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The Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence at CareFusion is an independent resource that helps foster the development and dissemination of best practices, clinical insights and innovations nationwide. Stay up-to-date with industry bloggers, sign-up for upcoming webinars, listen to recorded CE presentations or download industry whitepapers on topics including trends in healthcare, medication management, infection prevention and respiratory care.

Visit for more information on the Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence at CareFusion.

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Conifer Health Solutions


Like many healthcare providers, Adventist HealthCare is a self-insured organization. To help control rising healthcare costs, AHC piloted a primary care medical home for its high-risk employees. By implementing a new technology platform and care management services, AHC reduced its per-member, per-month (PMPM) costs by 35 percent and lowered its high-risk employee population by 48 percent. To read the entire story, click here.

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Philips Healthcare


Shyam Paryani, MD and Medical Director of the Florida Radiation Oncology Group, discusses how the Fifth Avenue Cancer Center in New York—a new state-of-the-art cancer center slated to open this fall—aims to address the challenges of providing multidisciplinary care in the 21st century. In this Healthcare Executive advertorial, Paryani shares the organization's approach to integration, collaboration, and the patient experience.

Visit to download a PDF of the Healthcare Executive Fifth Avenue Cancer Center advertorial, "A Collaborative Approach to Cancer Care."

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