Alaska

Innovations

Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved 01/29/13

The Kodiak Area Native Association, a practice based in Kodiak, Alaska, redesigned its care processes in conjunction with adoption of a new electronic health record system, with the goal of...

Increased Reimbursement and Dedicated Funds Allow Remote Primary Care Clinics to Provide Around-the-Clock Care, Leading to Fewer Medical Evacuations and Higher Quality of Care 01/07/13

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic program combines a change in reimbursement policy with additional Federal funding to allow five primary care clinics in remote areas in Alaska and Washington to...

Protocols, Task Specialization, and Case Reviews Virtually Eliminate Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 07/09/11

The newborn intensive care unit at The Children's Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center modified and adopted comprehensive protocols and practices and instituted task specialization and...

Dental Health Aide Program Improves Access to Oral Health Care for Rural Alaska Native People 02/19/08

The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program increases access to oral health care by training new types of dental providers to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services under...

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