Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Answering Clinical Questions
- UpToDate Online
An online medical reference tool.
- The Cochrane Library
Evidence based reviews of an array of clinical topics.
- Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Seventeenth Edition (Centennial Edition) of the world's most widely used general medical text.
IHS and AHRQ Clinical guideline databases:
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
- NC4 – Clinical Resources
an IHS resource for clinical guidelines.
Health Care Quality
IHS is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care capable to our patients. The following resources provide quality measurement tools as well as resources related to quality:
- Quality of IHS Care
An interactive website showing how IHS is performing according to GPRA quality measurements
- AHRQ Quality Tools
Tools for measuring and improving quality of care for providers, patients, policy makers and payers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- FACCT: Foundation for Accountability
a national organization improving health care for Americans by advocating for an accountable and accessible system where consumers are partners in their care and help shape the delivery of care
The IHS has a Risk Management Program that coordinates peer reviews of malpractice claims involving care at IHS and Tribal facilities and determines how systems can be improved to prevent recurrences of identified problems. The Program urges IHS and Tribal health care providers to familiarize themselves with the risk management policies.
Learn more about Risk Management.
Primary Care Provider
The purpose of The IHS Primary Care Provider is to facilitate communication and share timely information that is relevant to the clinical practice of Indian Health Service, tribal, and urban Indian health care professional providers.
Read the most current and all past Primary Care Provider Journals by visiting the Primary Care Provider Website.