Operations and Implementation

Seminar

O-03 - Implementing an EHR System in Alaska—Opportunities, Challenges and Results

Sunday, April 29
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: E353AB

Discover how electronic health records affected telemedicine visits and workflows when implemented across 10 Alaska tribal health organizations. Look at data and gain insights into lessons learned about the transition and the challenges as well as the benefits. Discover what to expect and how to evaluate and prepare for the workflow and technical changes with EHR implementation across multiple health organizations.

Learning Objectives:

Sarah Freeman

Director of Telehealth Program Development
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Sarah Freeman, PharmD is the Telehealth Program Development Director at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Her role is to help develop the clinical programs and processes to deliver healthcare to more than 180 rural tribal health clinics via telehealth technologies across the state of Alaska. She has facilitated the successful deployment of over 20 new telemedicine clinical specialty and primary care services to tribal sites across the state of Alaska. Dr. Freeman is a pharmacist by training and has had a diverse health care background in population health, oncology research, clinical program development, healthcare quality and performance improvement, prior to settling into telemedicine. Dr. Freeman received her Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency practice at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego.

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Garret Spargo

Director of Product Development
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Garret Spargo is the Director of Product Development for the Telehealth department of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and serves as the Principal Investigator for ANTHC’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC). He has filled numerous roles at ANTHC since 2000, during which time he also received his BA from Seattle Pacific University (2005) and his MA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2013). He has performed evaluations of a wide range of medical devices for telehealth, and now focuses on developing, deploying, and supporting the technologies that are used within the Alaska Tribal Health System's statewide telemedicine network.

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