Alaska VA/3MDG Joint Venture

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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 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Alaska VA/3MDG Joint VentureHal Blair, Associate Director, Alaska VACol Billy Cecil, Deputy Commander, 3rd Medical Group

    2007 Joint Venture ConferenceMarch 6, 2007

  • AgendaOverviewWhere we are todayGoalsProgress to dateThings We Do WellThings We Need Lessons LearnedContact Information

  • Where we are todayIntegrated DoD/VA jointly staffed MTFAir Force HospitalVA runs the ICU3 MDG Executive Committee includes VA representationOne standard of care3 MDG ER is preferred provider for Anchorage veterans

  • GoalsService ImprovementsNew sharing initiativesIncreased access for VA patients @ 3MDGCost ContainmentMinimize leakage to downtownNeither agency subsidizes the other

  • Progress to DateDoD/VA Budget & Financial Management Demonstration SiteJoint Venture Business OfficeCT/MRI Joint Incentive FundVA cost savings/avoidance of $1.6M per yearCentral Sterile Supply Joint Incentive FundAdds VA staff; new DoD sterilizersPhysical Therapy Joint Incentive FundAdds VA staff, shares inpatient workload

  • What we do wellCommunicationBusiness RelationshipOpportunities to say yesStaff IntegrationDocumentationOne Team, One Fight

  • What we need

    Compatible Computer Systems Integrated Medical RecordsRelief from Staffing ShortfallsAlaska Recruiting WoesIncrease in Air Force tour lengths

  • Lessons Learned

    Always do whats best for the patientEstablished sound business practicesFair & equitable financial reimbursementsConsistencyCommitment