October 5, 2023
Nine community health care organizations and three rural hospitals went live last quarter with OCHIN Epic, an electronic health record (EHR) platform offered by OCHIN to help care teams manage and connect patient care, streamline clinical workflows, and improve the health of rural and medically underserved communities nationwide. The seven new clinics in Iowa are part of a larger collaboration to collectively implement OCHIN Epic and scale access to connected care statewide, in partnership with the Iowa Primary Care Association.
OCHIN Epic Ambulatory go-lives last quarter:
- People’s Community Health Clinic — Waterloo, IA
- Primary Health Care — Des Moines, IA
- Crescent Community Health Care — Dubuque, IA
- Community Health Center of Fort Dodge — Fort Dodge, IA
- All Care Health Center — Council Bluffs, IA
- Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa — West Burlington, IA
- River Hills Community Health Center — Ottumwa, IA
- Sonoma Valley Community Health Center — Sonoma, CA
- Lower Lights Christian Health Center — Columbus, OH
OCHIN Epic Acute go-lives last quarter:
- Star Valley Health — Afton, WY
- Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District — Garberville, CA
- Lakewood Health System — Staples, MN
“Lower Lights Health is excited to join the OCHIN network to further invest in patient experience and health outcomes,” said Tracy Cloud, CEO of Lower Lights Christian Health Center in Ohio. “We believe technology is directly tied to our mission and ability to provide high-quality, whole-person care to the underserved in our communities.”
OCHIN expanded into acute care earlier this year to address persistent gaps in rural health care delivery, welcoming its first member hospital in June. The expansion leverages OCHIN’s distinct knowledge of rural health challenges and more than 20 years of experience enabling community care organizations to transform care delivery through tailored insights and expertise.
The new members join OCHIN’s rapidly growing national network, which now reaches more than 5.5 million patients through about 30,000 providers at about 2,000 health care delivery sites nationwide. These include rural hospitals, community health centers, tribal health organizations, school-based clinics, correctional facilities, behavioral health providers, dental clinics, public health departments, and HIV/AIDS care organizations.