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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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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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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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