AOK Consortium

Mission Statement

"Identifying opportunities through collaboration which will enhance the ability of one or more of the healthcare organizations in serving healthcare needs of the residents of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma."

Vision Statement

"Measurably improve health in our communities by empowering local healthcare systems to have a full realm of state of the art healthcare services."

Value Statement

The AOK Healthcare Consortium has individually and collectively has adopted these values:
  • Worth and dignity of all individuals
  • Efforts that enhance the quality of life in our communities
  • Shared innovation, collaboration, and feedback
  • Effective stewardship of community resources
  • Integrity and trust
  • Continuous improvement of quality of service

Objectives

  • Assess the healthcare needs of our communities
  • Improve and expand the access to care for medically underserved chronically ill patients
  • Improve outcomes of the patients we serve
  • Expand clinical administrative data sharing across the region
  • Expand professional educational opportunities within our region
  • Improve community awareness through preventative education by utilizing local healthcare resources and tele-health services
  • Sustain the network through strategic and financial planning designed to reduce cost for all participating providers and organizations
  • Advocate for the sustainability of rural based healthcare services

SWOT

Internal External
Strengths:
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Consistency
  • Best Practices
  • One vision
  • Tele-Health infrastructure
  • Accreditations
  • Physician support
  • Tele-Health Expertise
  • Altruism
Opportunities:
  • Expansion for a partnership with other programs, organizations, and specialist
  • Support of local community leaders
  • Access to allied health professionals
Weakness:
  • Limited number of physician specialist
  • Limited Tele-Health community understanding
  • Local professional resistance
  • Local professional sub-specialty resistance
  • Uncertainty of Funding
  • Challenges with Leadership time commitment
  • Lack of primary care physicians for rural health
Threats:
  • Uncertainty of Funding
  • Large number of competitors
  • Regulatory issues

Strategies are the action steps to meet the objectives

  • Identify
  • Prioritize
  • Assess the healthcare needs of our communities
  • Improve and expand the access to care for medically underserved chronically ill patients.
  • Improved outcomes of the patients we serve.
  • Expand clinical administrative data sharing across the region.
  • Expand professional educational opportunities within our region.
  • Improve community awareness through preventative education by utilizing local healthcare resources and tele-health services
  • Sustain the network through strategic and financial planning designed to reduce cost for all participating providers and organizations.

Advocacy for the sustainability of rural based healthcare services

  • Adhere to the bylaws
  • Continually look at funding opportunities for sustainability
  • Work cooperatively

Goals

  • Improve the health of our region
  • Strategies
  • Treat acute episodes of chronic disease
  • Manage the maintenance of chronic disease patients
  • Prevent the development of chronic disease