ED Coordination Project

The Emergency Department Coordination Project (EDCP) is a collaborative project with the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) State of Alaska and the AK Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The project is part of Senate Bill 74 Medicaid Reform that passed last session. The language in SB 74 is modeled after Washington’s ER is for Emergencies project that saved Washington State $33.6 million in one year.

The legislation includes implementation of an electronic information system to be used in emergency departments. The system is a collaborative care management tool designed to increase the effectiveness of existing care management resources, reduce medically-unnecessary ED readmissions, integrate with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and improve quality of care through consistent delivery of care. The EDCP also includes patient education, establishing uniform statewide guidelines for prescribing narcotics in an ED.

On February 28 ASHNHA, the Alaska Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Collective Medical Technologies (CMT) presented to the House HSS on the ED project. Click here to view the video and download the slides.

For more information about the Medicaid Redesign Initiative with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services please see their website.

For more information about Washington State’s ER project please see their website.

Project Documents

Alaska Emergency Department Opioid and Controlled Substances Prescribing Guidelines

PreManage ED Info Sheet – CollectiveMedical Technologies

WA State Medicaid: Implemtation and Impact of “ER is for Emergencies” Program, The Brookings Institution

In the News

Governor’s Medicaid cuts would devastate Alaska health care

Viewpoint: What hospitals can do to help EDs overwhelmed by psychiatric patients

AK Emergency Department Coordination Project featured in Alaska Business Magazine

Mat-Su Regional reduces opioids in the ER by more than 60 percent

Connection between Alaska state PDMP and Collective Medical goes live for hospitals across the state

Alaska moves to new network to aid care coordination

Alaska emergency rooms start sharing information, with focus on those who use them the most

Alaska Joins the Collective Medical Network for Real-Time Care Coordination

How Collective Medical Technologies Conquered Emergency Rooms On A Bootstrap

New York state to create pilot project to encourage ER docs to prescribe opioid alternatives

Opioid Educational Materials

Collective Medical Helps Providers Identify and Prevent Opioid Abuse

Prescription Opioids: What Alaskans Need To Know – Brochure, DHSS

Opioid Storage and Disposal Materials

Opioid Storage and Disposal Poster
Opioid Storage and Disposal Rack Card

Opioid Disposal and Storage Pharmacy Bag
Opioid Disposal and Storage Bill Stuffer

New Opioid Public Education Campaign Messages and Materials – webinar recorded on 9/19/17

Alaska Tough – Opioid PSA Message

With Opioids, Not Sharing is Caring – Opioid PSA Message

For more information about the EDCP, please contact [email protected] at ASHNHA.