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The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)
is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the clinical evaluation and improvement of health care in Arkansas. They provide in-depth quality evaluation and improvement programs for Medicare, Medicaid and other payors; offer a variety of data management services to both the public and private sectors; and conduct extensive patient and public health education activities.
 
 

Arkansas's Champions of Change

 
• Six community leaders who are prostate cancer survivors and a medical advisory committee of urologists, oncologists and family physicians throughout the state established the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) in 2000. The foundation’s mission is to promote awareness, encourage timely detection and support improved treatment of prostate cancer in Arkansas. Read more...

• Baptist Health is taking patient care to a new level by monitoring intensive care units remotely by computer. Having been in operation since June 2005, the program is known as eICU Care. Read more...

• The Baxter Regional Medical Center is taking health care on the road with their Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU), which began traveling in January 2001. Since that time, program coordinator Bonnie Fischer said that the unit has performed more than 10,000 exams. Read more...

• The Delta Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is positively affecting lifestyles in Crittenden, Phillips, Lee, St. Francis, Chicot, Monroe and Desha counties with a variety of programs. Read more...

• Governor Mike Huckabee is leading the citizens of Arkansas to a healthier lifestyle with the hope of making one of the unhealthiest states in the country one of the healthiest. Huckabee set an example for the state with his own personal weight loss, which he accomplished by changing how and what he eats and exercising. Read more...

• A quieter environment that helps keep patients calm is a dream come true for the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. The facility recently installed a wireless call-out system that silently signals a pager when a patient may need assistance. Read more...

• When Jan Guthrie was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer in 1984, she needed more information about her rare diagnosis and a doctor who would offer her the best treatment options. She found both through extensive research and developed a business plan to help others “who see the value of information in making health care decisions.” Read more...

• Stuttgart Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is improving patient care outcomes and patient safety through the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR). Numerous clinical and administrative benefits have resulted since SRMC decided to make the move to electronic health care information in 2003. Read more...

• Medication error is becoming a worry of the past at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs thanks to the Mercy Meds Program. This Sisters of Mercy Health System initiative was developed solely to improve patient safety after an Institute of Medicine report showed how many patient deaths resulted from medication error. Read more...

The Randolph County Medical Center (RCMC) in Pocahontas has revolutionized its pharmacy with the Stellara Clinical Intervention and Patient Monitoring system, powered by TheraDoc Expert System Platform. Read more...



This program and outreach campaign made possible by a grant from the Amgen Foundation