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Celebrate August’s National Immunization Awareness Month

OCHIN recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month, alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the American Academy of Pediatricians, with focused attention on childhood and adolescent immunizations. Check out the resources and programming we are offering in support of this work.

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OCHIN Preferred Technology Partners

OCHIN is pleased to introduce a twice-monthly webinar series showcasing OCHIN’s Preferred Technology Partners - a growing number of innovative technology partners that integrate best-in-class, complementary functionality and add-on solutions to the OCHIN Epic Electronic Medical Record platform. 

Webinars, available exclusively to OCHIN collaborative members, are offered the first Tuesday and third Thursdays of every month, starting August 22nd.

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Celebrating National Health Center Week 2019: Rooted in Communities

National Health Center Week is a time for celebrating the work of countless clinicians, front-office staff, food bank employees, social workers, volunteers, legislators, parents, and community advocates in health centers around the nation. More than 28 million people in the U.S.—that’s one in 12—rely on community health centers for their health care. OCHIN is proud to provide health information technology (HIT) services to over 100 federally qualified health centers and countless other community clinics across the nation.

We are inspired by our members’ work improving access to health care and overall wellness, and we are proud to celebrate our partner health centers as crucial touchpoints of care in communities nationwide.

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Recently Published Study Investigates How ACA Has Impacted Insurance Enrollment and CHC Utilization

A recent study by OCHIN and OHSU researchers published in the Annals of Family Medicine investigates how the Affordable Care Act has impacted insurance enrollment and community health center utilization. The study found that while access to care and benefits have expanded, many people seeking health care coverage are still not able to access it, making CHCs essential providers even after the passage of the ACA.

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Megan Sapp, DDS, Named to Epic Dentistry Steering Board

Megan Sapp, DDS, was recently named to the Epic Dentistry Steering Board. Dr. Sapp joins an elite advisory panel of ten dentists from across the nation who provide guidance to Epic on development of the Wisdom dental module. Dr. Sapp is a dentist and Epic provider builder at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center located near Portland, Oregon. In April, Dr. Sapp joined OCHIN as an informatics contractor, and is active on OCHIN’s clinical informatics and business development teams.

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OCHIN Receives Three-Year HCCN Award from HRSA

OCHIN is pleased to announce that it has been named the recipient of a FY 2019 Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This three-year award makes OCHIN the largest HCCN in the nation. With these funds, OCHIN will work cooperatively across HCCN members and partners to improve quality and value in health centers through technological advancements and workflow improvement.

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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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