While the health care industry is in a time of great change, AFMC’s purpose is solid: to help health care providers deliver the best quality of care at the lowest cost and to empower patients to take control of their own health and that of their families
We accomplish this through education, outreach, data analysis, information technology, medical case utilization and review and marketing/communications services provided by a staff of approximately 300.
AFMC works with you to create and implement custom solutions to fit almost any industry. While we have previously worked heavily in health and medical industries, the last few years have given us opportunities to branch out to offer our services and solutions to many industries, including, but not limited to the following:
AFMC TV was created to share information with the community. You’ll hear from health care experts on a broad range of medical topics from immunizations and telehealth to health care trends and news.
Our promise to you is to keep you informed in a digital way providing useful information to you and your care team.
In 2016, the CDC ranked Arkansas first in the U.S. in stroke-related deaths. The most recent rankings (2021) reveal that Arkansas has improved to 21st nationally. Much of this improvement can be attributed to renewed focus among statewide leaders over nearly a decade. The governor began focusing funding efforts on preventing stroke deaths. The Arkansas Department of Health created a division focusing on stroke prevention. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences began partnering with hospitals across the state to identify stroke symptoms via telehealth and recommending new medications to treat stroke, including a recently FDA-approved drug called Tenecteplase.
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) screenings have become more common in practices and hospitals as a way to identify the needs of patients so that providers can begin addressing their underlying needs and improve their health. Many times, providers screen for anxiety, depression, food insecurity, housing issues, substance abuse, family and community support, and connections. They may not realize, though, that some of these factors are also the causes and results of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). While providers may be asking the right questions, acting on patient responses to these questions is essential to fully address a patient’s needs.