A driving force for health equity
The Development of the Epic Eligibility Assistance Tool for UDS 2018 Reporting

In May of 2018, OCHIN unveiled the Epic Eligibility Assistance Tool—a tool designed to help clinics report annual insurance assists to HRSA as part of Uniform Data System (UDS) requirements. What follows is a story of collaboration, demonstrating that often the lessons learned in the development of OCHIN tools are just as important as the tools themselves.

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OCHIN's High Performers Project Update

With support from the HCCN award, OCHIN built a methodology to better support health centers across the performance continuum to deliver the highest quality of care to the greatest number of vulnerable patients. We identified a shared definition of performance and are using it to understand key attributes that drive success, so that we can spread learnings, and increase performance of the collaborative.

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Upcoming Demo Featuring Custom EHR Templates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates

OCHIN is hard at work on our 10.2 release of custom EHR templates for our Planned Parenthood customers.  This release will be made available for affiliates using our custom EHR templates by the end of November. We will be conducting our first demonstration of our work in progress for Planned Parenthood affiliates on Friday, September 14.

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As Autism Cases Increase, OCHIN and Kaiser Permanente Recognize the Cost to Families

New statistics released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a persistent trend of rising autism rates in children. To learn more about the economic impact of this disorder on affected families, OCHIN is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente on a research study assessing financial, time, and employment costs of bringing up a child with autism.

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New Research Study to Evaluate SO/GI Training in Community Health Centers

OCHIN Research Department is excited to announce a new study titled, “Comparative Effectiveness Research to Improve the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients Through Cultural Competence and Skill Training of Community Health Center Providers and Non-Clinical Staff.” Led by Fenway Health in Boston, in partnership with OCHIN, the Alliance of Chicago, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), and funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), this study aims to evaluate the efficacy of SO/GI training in FQHCs across the country.

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