Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network Statin Outreach Service
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The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a collaborative alliance of physicians, health systems, and employers driving a new level of clinical innovation and teamwork to enhance patient care, contain costs, and improve the health of communities in Tennessee and surrounding states. The network includes more than 5,000 clinicians, 60 hospitals, 12 health systems, and hundreds of physician practices and clinics who work together to strengthen communities and improve quality of life across the Southeast through better health. The statin outreach service was piloted in one VHAN practice, the Vanderbilt Medical Group, a large primary care group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC is a tertiary care academic center. VUMC primary care providers (PCPs) are located in several practice locations, and one location was chosen to pilot this intervention. The PCPs included internal medicine residents and attending physicians. Before this project, there was no clinical pharmacy presence in this practice.