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Alaska VA/3MDG Joint Venture. Hal Blair, Associate Director, Alaska VA Col Billy Cecil, Deputy Commander, 3 rd Medical Group 2007 Joint Venture Conference March 6, 2007. Agenda. Overview Where we are today Goals Progress to date Things We Do Well Things We Need Lessons Learned

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Alaska va 3mdg joint venture

Alaska VA/3MDG

Joint Venture

Hal Blair, Associate Director, Alaska VA

Col Billy Cecil, Deputy Commander, 3rd Medical Group

2007 Joint Venture Conference

March 6, 2007


Agenda

Agenda

  • Overview

    • Where we are today

    • Goals

  • Progress to date

  • Things We Do Well

  • Things We Need

  • Lessons Learned

  • Contact Information


Where we are today

Where we are today

  • Integrated DoD/VA jointly staffed MTF

  • Air Force Hospital

    • VA runs the ICU

  • 3 MDG Executive Committee includes VA representation

  • One standard of care

  • 3 MDG ER is preferred provider for Anchorage veterans


Goals

Goals

  • Service Improvements

    • New sharing initiatives

    • Increased access for VA patients @ 3MDG

  • Cost Containment

    • Minimize leakage to downtown

    • Neither agency subsidizes the other


Progress to date

Progress to Date

  • DoD/VA Budget & Financial Management Demonstration Site

    • Joint Venture Business Office

  • CT/MRI Joint Incentive Fund

    • VA cost savings/avoidance of $1.6M per year

  • Central Sterile Supply Joint Incentive Fund

    • Adds VA staff; new DoD sterilizers

  • Physical Therapy Joint Incentive Fund

    • Adds VA staff, shares inpatient workload


What we do well

What we do well

  • Communication

  • Business Relationship

    • Opportunities to say “yes”

  • Staff Integration

  • Documentation

  • One Team, One Fight


What we need

What we need

  • Compatible Computer Systems

  • Integrated Medical Records

  • Relief from Staffing Shortfalls

    • Alaska Recruiting Woes

  • Increase in Air Force tour lengths


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Always do what’s best for the patient

  • Established sound business practices

  • Fair & equitable financial reimbursements

  • Consistency

  • Commitment


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