GLITEC Success Story: Resource Patient Management System Training
Bemidji Area Tribes were some of the first to exercise their right to participate in PL-93-638 and only three of the thirty-four federally-recognized Tribes have Indian Health Service (IHS) Service Units. In a 2017 survey that GLITEC conducted among Bemidji Area IHS, Tribally-operated, or urban Indian health programs (ITUs), the 2nd most commonly used EHR/EMR was RPMS and survey respondents described wanting Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) training and education.
In April 2019, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center co-hosted a RPMS training for Bemidji Area I/T/U clinical staff with the IHS regional Bemidji Area Office.
Eighty-seven percent of participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” (n=15) that the training was valuable.
This training was made possible through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities program.