Evidence-Based Guidelines

Arkansas Health Network (AHN) providers are committed to providing the highest quality of care to their patients. An important tool for improving the quality of care is to use evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines. These clinical practice guidelines are developed by professional societies of medical experts, using the best available scientific evidence. On this site, you will find EBM guidelines for the management of Hypertension and Type II Diabetes Mellitus in ambulatory care settings. These guidelines were reviewed and approved by AHN Physician-led committees, and subsequently adopted by the AHN Board.

For questions or comments, please contact Shahid Shafi, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Arkansas Health Network at [email protected]

HYPERTENSION GUIDELINE

AHN Hypertension Guideline (Updated December 2019)

AHN Generic Hypertension Drugs – Cost & Dosing (Updated December 2019)

AHN Hypertension CPT II Coding Resource (Updated December 2019)

Reference Document – 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association)

DIABETES GUIDELINE

AHN Diabetes Guideline (Updated September 2020)

AHN Diabetes Medication Cost Comparison (Updated July 2020)

AHN Diabetes CPT II Coding Resource (Updated July 2020)

Reference Document – Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2019 (American Diabetes Association) 

VACCINES GUIDANCE

Vaccines for Older Adults (Updated September 2020)