PickPoint Project Update!

BBAHC is excited to provide an update on the PickPoint Project, a patient-centered improvement to our village clinic locations!  The addition of PickPoint machines to BBAHC clinics will offer:


    • The same Standard of Care as the Pharmacy in Dillingham
    • Enhanced Productivity and Streamlined Workflow: Introduces a user-friendly remote dispensing system that boosts productivity and requires minimal staff training.
    • Inventory Management: Improves oversight of inventory, stock replenishment, and accountability.
    • Expedited Service: Accelerates pharmacy service delivery to patients at the Point-of-Care location.  Refill prescriptions will continue to be sent from the Pharmacy.
    • Customization Options: Provides flexibility to tailor inventory based on specific location needs.
    • Increased Accuracy: Automation reduces the likelihood of medication errors compared to manual dispensing methods, improving patient safety and outcomes.
    • Remote Access and Monitoring: Some systems allow for remote monitoring and management, enabling pharmacy staff to oversee operations and address issues from a central location.


The PickPoint machines operate through the intelePharmacy Remote Dispensing System (RDS), which offers:


    • Checks and balances for ensuring the correct medication is dispensed to the correct patient.
    • Continuation of compliance with Joint Commission Standards and HIPAA requirements.
    • The ability to safely store, manage, and track prescriptions at Point-of-Care locations in our villages.


BBAHC Village Clinics scheduled to receive PickPoint machines:


Togiak – Installed

Manokotak – Installed

New Stuyahok – Installed

Aleknagik - Installed

Koliganek - Delivered

Goodnews Bay – Estimated delivery date of 2/29

Ekwok - Estimated delivery date of 3/12

Naknek - Estimated delivery date of 3/26

Pilot Point - Estimated delivery date of 4/9

Levelock - Estimated delivery date of 4/23

Chignik Bay - Estimated delivery date of 5/7

Port Heiden - Estimated delivery date of 5/21

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.