Aleutian Pribilof Island Association connects to ANMC with shared electronic health recordApril 22, 2016
This week, Aleutian Pribilof Island Association (APIA) joins ANMC and other Tribal health partners on the shared Cerner electronic health record system. Four APIA clinics went live, including their largest one in Unalaska. The shared electronic health record helps improve patient care through increased communication between our organizations and providers. An ANTHC-led team of health information technology professionals were on hand to deploy the new Cerner system and provide support to APIA staff as they continue to see patients during the transition. Their skills and knowledge helped troubleshoot technical issues that will help other Tribal organizations in the Anchorage Service Unit that will be making the same transition to Cerner throughout 2016. The shared electronic health record is an important feature in providing the best care for our people. For the patients referred to care at ANMC or seen by ANMC specialists at field clinics, it enhances the quality of care our people receive and improves care team communication and efficiency between our partner organizations. More information on other partners in the shared Cerner electronic health record is available in this story: Tribal health partners join shared electronic health record system, connect to ANMC.