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Alaska News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Anchorage Health Care Providers Discuss Rural Tele-health Systems with FCC Commissioner
Aug 8, 2018 - FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is visiting Alaska to discuss how raising the funding cap on the Universal Service program subsidies will help rural healthcare facilities use telehealth to make sure their patients get the care they need.
Source: Alaska Public Media
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PCORI-Funded Projects Aim to Use Telehealth to Address Disparities
Jul 31, 2018 - Blog post from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) highlighting 3 of PCORI's 70 telehealth studies aiming to address health and healthcare disparities. Two of the three studies highlighted here are rural, focused on hearing loss in rural Alaska and using different telehealth strategies to provide mental healthcare in rural areas of Arkansas, Michigan, and Washington. Also includes information on PCORI's telehealth research more generally.
Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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In Kotzebue, Alaska, Hunters Are Bringing Traditional Foods—and a Sense of Comfort—to Their Local Elders
Jul 17, 2018 - Discusses efforts to integrate traditional foods into a long-term care facility in Alaska in order to provide a person-centered approach to care by embracing the importance of culture in a person's sense of well-being. Touches on attempts to work around restrictions as well as efforts to change regulations to accommodate this need, both for the long-term care facility and for a local hospital.
Source: Pacific Standard
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Last Updated: 8/9/2018