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Innovation in Safety Net Clinics: OCHIN CTO Presents CDS Technology Study

Through work with partners like MITRE and AHRQ, OCHIN is bringing the best and newest technology to primary care physicians in safety net clinics. Bi-lateral relationships between innovators and practitioners facilitate high level learnings with practical implications to improve care on the ground. OCHIN is proud to be a part of this learning as we work to apply the latest technology for primary care providers and their patients.

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This Friday & Saturday: Scheduled Downtime for Claims and Patient Eligibility Verification Services

TriZetto Provider Solutions (TPS), the online clearinghouse that handles OCHIN’s claims and patient eligibility verification, will undergo a scheduled downtime this Friday, July 12, starting at 6:00 p.m. PT, lasting until approximately 10:00 p.m. PT on July 13.

The scheduled downtime will allow TPS to migrate their system to a different technology in order to improve consistency and reliability related to their file transfer processing.

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Join Us for the Upcoming Progressive Leaders Workshop (PLW), and Check Out the PLW Workshop Wiki

Join Progressive Leaders Workshop on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT to hear from OCHIN member Southside Community Health Services. Alyssa Palmer, Director of Quality, will be sharing SCHS’ approach to data-driven quality improvement and staff engagement.

If you’re looking to get caught up on previous Progressive Leaders Workshop discussions, OCHIN members can visit the Progressive Leaders Workshop wiki to review topics covered in 2019 around Leadership and Workforce Development, Data and Analytics, and Equity.

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Why SOGI Best Practices Matter for Patients: SOGI Done Well Can Save Lives

As a critical part of the healthcare safety net, OCHIN members across the nation provide access to quality care for the most vulnerable patients, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community. As part of our commitment to reduce health disparities and expand diversity, equity, and inclusion for our members, our workforce, and the patients we serve, OCHIN is proud to celebrate National Pride Month with a special Grand Rounds presentation, and by highlighting clinical care resources available to clinical care teams.

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OCHIN Partners with Member Winding Waters Health Centers at Congressional Briefing, Advocating for Rural Broadband

On June 10, the OCHIN collaborative was respresented by Nic Powers, CEO of Winding Waters health Centers of rural Enterprise, Oregon, and joined by RHC program participants from Texas, Alaska, and West Virginia, at a Congressional briefing in Washington D.C. Nic shared his insights on the importance of the FCC Rural Health Care program subsidies with congressional staffers, explaining how this program makes affordable, reliable broadband to his rural clinics possible to support hosted electronic health records and telehealth activities.

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June's Top Three in Quality Reporting: Meaningful Use

OCHIN is testing a new model for dissemination of quality measure information that enhances dissemination of key information, facilitates communication within your organizations, and keeps quality reporting on your radar throughout the year. OCHIN’s quality team leads will be providing the same message, three topics, to all monthly forums.

To support Prompting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) and MIPS performance, we bring you three highlights related to the most difficult to meet PI/MU/MIPS measures.

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OCHIN Achieves 2019 Epic Connect Accreditation

OCHIN is proud to announce that we have achieved Connect Accreditation for the 2019 program year!  OCHIN is only the fourth Epic customer to meet these vigorous requirements, and we are thrilled to be part of such an elite group to achieve this recognition from Epic. 

The goal of Epic’s Connect Accreditation Program is to help members of the Epic community ensure that they have a strong foundational system, as well as appropriate governance and support structure, before extending Epic to affiliates (such as OCHIN’s membership).  Such Accreditation is awarded for achieving a high level of system adoption by meeting key performance metrics and staying current with Epic software. 

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Thank you to those who attended California Telehealth Resource Center's Seventh Annual Telehealth Summit!

The 2019 Annual California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) Telehealth Summit was held on May 21 - 23 in San Diego, CA, with an attendance of 320 individuals.  

We are grateful to all of the attendees who made the event such a dynamic and actionable one, and look forward to continuing to learn and share successes with each other, going forward.

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