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Telehealth Expands to Frontier Country

May 10, 2018


Overview: Telehealth plays a unique role in addressing access to care issues in rural and remote areas. This podcast explores successful programs developed by the Eastern Aleutian Tribes and Alaska Department of Health and Human Services that serve both residents and migrant workers out of eight remote access clinics. In this episode, Marcus Plescia discusses how to apply telehealth strategies to existing health department activities to improve health outcomes, and Susan Highley Bailey, Janice Gray, and Tara Ferguson-Gould share success stories and models for implementing telehealth programs.


  • Marcus Plescia, MD, Chief Medical Officer, ASTHO
  • Susan Highley Bailey, RN Case Manager, Eastern Aleutian Tribes
  • Janice Gray, Nurse Consultant II, the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tara Ferguson-Gould, Quality Improvement Coordinator, the Alaska Primary Care Association