As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Phoenix Area has taken a leading role to implement and ensure a telecommunications infrastructure is available to support service units and facilities implementing Tele-Health modalities (Tele-Radiology, Tele-Dermatology, Tele-Psychiatry, etc.). Phoenix Area is actively collaborating with the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), Navajo Area IHS, University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Nevada- Las Vegas Information Systems Department and the Information Technology Support Center (ITSC/HQW) on network infrastructure upgrades, Tele-Health services/support and digital imaging archive solutions. Tele-Health applications provide for increased patient access and clinical staff resources not previously available due to the rural locations and limitations of IHS and tribal facilities.
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