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Alaska Native Health Campus launches wayfinding app

“Tinitun” helps campus visitors navigate health campus


he Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Southcentral Foundation (SCF) have launched Tinitun, a mobile app that helps campus visitors locate providers or clinics with ease, discover campus food options, find the nearest shuttle, mark the location of their parked cars and more. The Tinitun app includes indoor turn-by-turn directions inside the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) hospital, specialty clinics and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center.

a hand holding a smarthphone with the Tinitun app open
The Tinitun app, the first of its kind in Alaska, is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores for Apple or Android smartphones. It is also accessible by desktop, mobile browser and on-site kiosks. Kiosks are available at the Patient Housing at ANMC lobby, the main rotunda entrance of the ANMC hospital, the Healthy Communities Building lobby, and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center main and 2 East entrances. Additional kiosks are planned for future locations. Tinitun (pronounced, “tin-ee-toon”) is the Dena’ina word for “trail: major passageways of human movement.”

With permission from the Native Village of Eklutna on whose land the Alaska Native Health Campus is situated, the name Tinitun acknowledges the Dena’ina people. It also describes the app’s function: connecting those we serve with their health care using modern technology and multiple pathways based on their individual choices.

“Thank you to our patients for their valuable feedback which led to this solution,” said Allison Knox, Vice President of Customer Experience at ANMC. “The goal is to help our patients navigate our health campus and access information about transportation, our clinics, patient housing and associated care coordination services to help ensure the best experience possible for our patients.”