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Telehealth 101

June 23, 2016

Cynthia is a Lead Telehealth Coordinator for AFHCAN in Anchorage, AK. She has been with AFHCAN for 3 ½ years and manages the telehealth education program. She has consults with organizations as they implement/develop telemedicine programs throughout the state of Alaska and in various other US locations. AFHCAN usage and programs continue to grow exponentially. Cynthia helped to develop an online series of three (10 week and longer) university based telemedicine courses currently offered through the University of Alaska. During this past year, she chaired the development of a brand new professional society for telemedicine (the Alaska Coalition for Telemedicine & Telehealth). This new society has membership that crosses all aspects of telehealth in the state.

Cynthia has 26 years of ICU and medical/surgical nursing experience working both in small rural facilities and in large inner city teaching hospitals. During 9 of those years, her primary focus was in professional education. She taught at the University of Alaska, School of Nursing in Anchorage, managed the Alaska Native Medical Center’s (ANMC) Nursing internship and Preceptor Development programs and worked as the Supervisor of Hospital Education for ANMC. Her Master’s degree is in Business Organizational Management and is board certified in Nursing Professional development. Cynthia chairs the Alaska Coalition of Educators – Health Care group where she facilitated the development of a statewide competency system and collaborated in the development of an online multi-disciplinary clinical coaching course. She does a great deal of distance education in her current job and as a consultant for the University of Alaska and the University of Idaho.
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