August 14, 2020
OCHIN is excited to share that we’re selling our national headquarters in downtown Portland, OR and taking our growing staff and expanding health IT services fully virtual.
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, we recognize that much has changed in the wake of COVID-19—not just in healthcare, but across the entire country’s workforce. Initially founded in 2000 with a vision to bring high-tech tools to six community health centers in Oregon, today OCHIN is a leading-edge health IT service provider for a national network of more than 500 local health clinics, serving at least 5 million diverse and medically complex patients across 47 states.
As we grow, OCHIN’s goal is to continue advancing health equity and transforming health care delivery on a national scale—that includes rethinking how we support our increasingly national staff, as well as the regional needs of our members.
Prior to the pandemic, about half of OCHIN’s employees worked remotely, providing 20,000 health care providers in rural and underserved communities with access and technical assistance for a wide range of electronic medical records (EMR), telehealth, and broadband services, as well as data-driven best practices. Now, hundreds of OCHIN employees across 37 states work virtually.
“At OCHIN, technology-driven change is in our DNA. Like many organizations, we shifted to a remote workforce in order to keep our staff and community safe throughout the pandemic,” said OCHIN CEO Abby Sears. “What we’ve learned since then, is a fully virtual model suits us well. It allows us to offer more flexibility for our staff and more nimble, regional support for our members across multiple time zones. The future of both work and healthcare is virtual—this shift will help ensure that OCHIN stays on the forefront of that transformation as we grow.”
OCHIN’s building will be made available for sale on August 27 through Colliers International. For more information, please check out our press release or read further coverage from the Portland Business Journal