Presentation on theme: "Healthcare Education: A Collaboration Model"— Presentation transcript:
1 Healthcare Education: A Collaboration Model Michelle Welch, O.D.NSU Oklahoma College of OptometryOctober, 2013
2 Interprofessional Education – Keys to our system Relationship with Cherokee NationGeographical distribution of our clinical facilities in a rural area
3 Our clinical services are primarily directed to a contractual agreement with the Cherokee Nation. This relationship has grown phenomenally in the past twenty years to now include all vision and eyecare services for the nation.
4 Cherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation operates a network of eight (8) health centers and one (1) hospital in the tribe’s jurisdictional boundaries, serving more than 130,000 eligible patients.Cherokee Nation Health Services provide services for approximately 750,000 patient visits annually.
5 The Oklahoma College of Optometry currently has ten sites in which we provide clinical care. The geographical distribution of these clinics covers the northeastern quadrant of the state of Oklahoma.
7 Cherokee NationCurrently NSUOCO providing around 55,000 patient encounters per year in all the facilitiesEyecare full time in Nowata, Salina, Stilwell, Jay Sallisaw, Muskogee, Vinita, and Hastings. Diabetes Exams in BartlesvilleNSUOCO facility provides care for secondary and tertiary needs of tribal memberRetinal Specialist at NSU once per month to provide care
8 Eight Rural Eye Program (REP) Clinics Redbird Smith Health CenterSallisaw, OklahomaWilma P. Mankiller Health CenterStilwell, Oklahoma
9 Sam Hider Health Center REP ClinicsSam Hider Health CenterJay, OklahomaAmo Health CenterSalina, Oklahoma
10 REP Clinics Will Rogers Health Center Nowata, Oklahoma Three Rivers Health CenterMuskogee, Oklahoma
12 Rural Eye Program Clinics Students usually see around 6 – 10 patients per dayMostly we focus on primary care. Secondary and tertiary care provided at the NSU facilityWe try to save patients a trip elsewhere when possibleServe most of the patients, most of the time
13 Rural Eye Program Clinics REP clinics are located within community based ambulatory care centersWith the centers are GP, lab, radiology, pharmacy, some have dental, behavioral health, dieticianWe have complete access to the patients EHR for systemic care/meds
14 Aspects of Cherokee Nation relationship – Fully integrated into the health care system Full representation and voting membership on the Cherokee Nation Medical Executive CommitteeMembership on Hospital and Clinical CommitteesMembership on the Cherokee Nation Institutional Review BoardMembership on other healthcare initiatives and committees throughout Cherokee Nation (ex, CN Headstart)The college isn’t alone in these areas of service. Many optometrists in the state have roles in their local medical community. There are optometrists in 70 of the 77 counties in Oklahoma - and I would encourage discussions with those in your area to see how collaboration can help to serve the health of the patients in your area. The patient’s eyecare home and the patient’s medical home working together would be the ideal goal to achieve.
15 Aspects unique to relationship with a Native American tribe in a rural environment Cultural sensitivityAssurance of quality health care throughout entire systemViewed as a vital and integral part of the health care team and the responsibilities that go with thatTrust and assurance that the relationship never violates the cultural values held dear by the Cherokee Nation
16 Benefits of Relationship with College Located in Tahlequah Shared goals and valuesImmediate access to primary, secondary and tertiary providersImmediate access to state of the art equipment located at the CollegeExtremely diverse spectrum of eye and vision care provided due to an academic affiliationPatient quality of life greatly enhanced due to access to care in their home areas
17 The Future?Met with Cherokee Nation Medical Director in charge of their other educational endeavorsHope to attend IPEC as a team next fallThey are expanding education in areas of Family Practice, Nursing, PharmacyDiscussing ways to integrate further……