Organization and Committee Structure

The Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership is a voluntary collaboration of organizations providing healthcare services for federal beneficiaries in Alaska. Each partner’s chief executive officer, director, or commander represents their organization by serving as a member of the Executive Committee. The Executives meet quarterly to receive updates and provide direction on Partnership business and healthcare initiatives.

The equivalent of a senior vice president or chief operating officer for each partner organization serves on the Planning Committee. This Committee develops recommendations to the Executives for new initiatives, oversees monthly progress on subcommittee and staff work, and reports initiative progress to the Executives. The Executive and Planning Committee members also meet annually for strategic planning.

As appointed from each partner organization, additional members serve on these AFHCP subcommittees:

The Federal Education Sharing Group (FESG) is comprised of educators and clinical leaders from our partner facilities, who work under the guidance of the Planning and Executive Committees to determine the priority focus of educational offerings each year.  FESG arranges for experts to present offerings in Anchorage and Fairbanks to benefit partner facility staff members throughout Alaska, who may otherwise have to travel outside of Alaska to meet their continuing education requirements.

The Partnership Telehealth & Technology Committee (PT&T) brings together information technology leaders from our partners to explore shared telehealth and technology solutions to improve patient access to care. AFHCP’s Home Telehealth Monitoring Program, the multi-year Tele-Radiology Project, and our Clinical Video-Teleconferencing Initiative are examples of initiatives developed by PT&T members.

The Clinical Services Committee is comprised of clinical and/or resource leaders when specific opportunities need in-depth discussion and expertise to move forward sharing agreements for contracted services, provider or specialty care services, or for shared on-call services. As an example, in the past two years the Executives have directed the Clinical Directors for each partner organization to meet to discuss priority clinical needs and explore possible solutions.

The Business Innovations Working Group is primarily focused on payment systems and processes, grants, and large purchase coordination.