In 2017, despite the many challenges our nation is facing, and specific concerns about funding and the future of health care reform, we saw OCHIN member clinics persevere. OCHIN research has shown that member clinics have not only increased access and dramatically improved overall health outcomes for millions of our country’s most underserved, they demonstrated better outcomes than the industry average when patient complexity is considered. They accomplished this while piloting value based payment programs, forming Accountable Care Organizations, testing new models of care, and collecting the data needed to act on their patients’ social determinants of health. We are deeply honored to partner with our members in support of their critically important work.
OCHIN strives to improve and deepen the ways we support our member clinics. During this past year, we enhanced our telehealth and broadband network offering through our acquisition of California Telehealth Network. We added a NextGen offering by integrating two health IT services companies, Voxent and PTSO, into OCHIN. We’re also doing more work in partnership with other networks of clinics. In other good news, in 2017 OCHIN ranked #8 in Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.” We feel this was a clear sign that what we are doing, matters.