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Medication Information

Welcome! SF Health Network Ambulatory Care Clinic Pharmacy Supervisor

2016-10-04T15:22:30+00:00 May 5th, 2014|

Starting today, the SF Health Network welcomes Jeanette Cavano, Pharm.D. as the new Ambulatory Care Clinic Pharmacy Supervisor. She will supervise clinical pharmacist staff and programs at the SFGH campus clinics and the Community Oriented Primary Care Clinics. Dr. Cavano has more than seventeen (17) years of broad based pharmacy experience including positions in behavioral [...]


2017-11-16T12:16:47+00:00 April 17th, 2014|

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS MEDI-CAL PHARMACY NETWORK CHANGE EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2014 Provider questions: Kim Oka, Deputy Director of  Managed Care, 554-2630 or Alice Kurniadi, Office of Managed Care, 554-2787 Patient questions: 1-800-407-4627 Anthem Blue Cross Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal is reducing their pharmacy network effective May 1, 2014. This change may have a significant impact [...]

Intra-nasal naloxene pilot @ SFGH

2017-11-16T12:16:48+00:00 December 11th, 2013|

Dear Providers at SFGH – I am writing on behalf of a committee here at SFGH to tell you about an exciting opportunity.  Given reports of increasing numbers of deaths from unintentional overdose due to opioids, we can now offer intra-nasal naloxone to hospitalized patients that may be at increased risk for overdose.  This has [...]

Pharmacy information for SF PATH patients

2017-11-16T12:16:48+00:00 June 14th, 2013|

Effective June 28, 2013, CHN is increasing the SF PATH income eligibility threshold.  This will mean that several thousand uninsured patients who may be in Health San Francisco (HSF) can now enroll in SF PATH before the end of the year.   A small number (100-300) of these patients will be transferring care from the [...]

Fraudulent use of DEA numbers, information relevant to all SFGH providers

2017-11-16T12:16:48+00:00 May 30th, 2013|

We have received reports that SFGH DEA numbers are being used to fraudulently call in prescriptions for klonipin and xanax at Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Walmart. This is very concerning because if a prescription is fraudulently filled under your name, the prescription is tracked by the state as having been prescribed by you.  The providers [...]

Guidance for clinics on handling new pharmacy policy posted January 24, 2013

2016-10-04T15:24:50+00:00 February 1st, 2013|

This is in reference to a post from January 24, 2013 about a Pharmacy benefit change. Updatd memo: Term process HSF Memo 2 13 0201 final How will this new policy will impact you at clinic? A patient may contact you because s/he needs to have their prescription refilled, but the pharmacy has told them they are now dis-enrolled from [...]

Important information to avoid medication error

2017-11-16T12:16:49+00:00 January 24th, 2013|

With the launch of CareLinkSF (eClinicalWorks) in more clinics, the LCR medication lists are no longer accurate. Therefore, effective immediately, all inpatient, emergency, urgent care, and outpatient providers should use the Enterprise Medication List to obtain accurate medication lists and to perform medication reconciliation. Because the Enterprise Medication List aggregates information from different electronic medical [...]

How to use the Enterprise Medication List (EML)

2016-10-04T15:25:15+00:00 October 11th, 2012|

The Enterprise Med List is a new tool to help providers gain access to current medication and allergy lists from Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems that they may not have access to.  We now have multiple EHRs being used for patient care in DPH clinics, hospitals, and jails. Watch an introductory video here. The EML [...]