Alaska Native Telehealth Program Hits Major Milestone

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's telemedicine program — the Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network Telehealth Solutions — recently recorded its 100,000th telehealth case within the Alaska Tribal Health System, according to a Native American Times report.

AFHCAN began documenting cases in 2001, and the report estimates the telehealth program has saved Alaskans and the Tribal Health System more than $6 million every year.

"It's great to celebrate our team's achievement," said Cheryl Moon, acting director of AFHCAN, in the report. "But it's most exciting to know that we are making a significant difference in helping ANTHC reach its vision of making Alaska Natives the healthiest people in the world."

Read the Native American Times report on AFHCAN's telemedicine program.

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