MANHASSET, NY — Feinstein Institute for Medical Research professor Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, earned the 2018 IPRO Quality Award for championing, developing and educating health care professionals in anticoagulation management best practices. The award was presented during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the quality improvement organization IPRO.
“I am honored to be recognized for my work in helping patients and their doctors better manage anticoagulants,” said Dr. Spyropoulos, a professor of medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. “With continued research and education on best practices, we can ensure that patients taking anticoagulants can benefit from the medication and avoid the current issues we face.”
Dr. Spyropoulos, a leading expert in the management of antithrombotic medications including anticoagulants, said that while these medications benefit patients by preventing blood clots, they must be administered carefully to prevent uncontrolled bleeding. Dr. Spyropoulos’ research identified features in electronic health records (EHRs) necessary to deliver optimized anticoagulation therapy as well as the importance of communicating essential hospital discharge instructions to the patient. He also created the Management of Anticoagulation in the Peri-Procedural Period (MAPPP) app, which is in use at the Northwell Health Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Service (ACTS) clinics. The MAPPP APP is a sophisticated clinical decision support tool which helps physicians and other health care personnel manage patients on chronic oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents who are in potentially high risk situations prior to a procedure or operation.
The IPRO Quality Award recognizes outstanding performance by health care providers and stakeholders throughout New York State.
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