New pharmacy tool is a resource for treating osteoporosis

Author: Jenifer Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, senior clinical pharmacy manager, Providence Health Plan

As a support tool for providers, the Providence regional pharmacy team is working to broadly share its Pathway to Treat guide, which offers best-evidence practices to optimize clinical outcomes. The Pathway to Treat tool is updated regularly with featured clinical topics and recommended pharmaceutical therapies.

In the latest update, the tool focuses on treating osteoporosis. The guide promotes adhering to clinical guidelines, improving quality, reducing variation and increasing efficient use of health care resources. 

The updated Osteoporosis tool is now available. This useful, at-a-glance document includes:

  • A summary of guideline recommendations for bone mineral density (BMD) testing
  • An overview of disease state management recommendations
  • Guidance on selecting treatments, including:
    • Dosing and administration
    • Annual cost estimates
    • Duration of therapy
  • Links to helpful resources

Electronic copies of the Pathway to Treat updates, including the Osteoporosis tool, are available through ProvLink under Resources > Literature.

For more information:

  • Call 503-574-7400

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