Press Release: OCHIN Leader Appointed To National Health Care IT Advisory Committee

The Government Accountability Office announced today that Abby Sears, president and chief executive officer of OCHIN, a national health technology nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, has been appointed to the federal Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).

OCHIN and Health Choice Network Launch Nationwide Quality Improvement Solution for U.S. Healthcare Safety Net

Built on the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, Acuere QOL delivers clinical and claims data to community health centers to enable analytics and population healh management 
OCHIN, Inc. and Health Choice Network, Inc. (HCN), two of 
the nation’s largest health information networks, have launched Acuere QOL, a quality 
improvement, healthcare data aggregation, and data analytics solution designed to help 

OCHIN, Inc. Hires Team of Medical Professionals to Drive Vision for Clinician Innovation by Addressing Data and Quality improvement Requirements for Oregon Medical Providers

December 18, 2012 – Portland based OCHIN, Inc. has assembled a powerful team of MDs, informaticists and medical healthcare improvement professionals to address the data and quality needs of Oregon healthcare providers. Scott Fields, MD has been hired as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will lead the team. Dr. Fields is a nationally recognized family physician and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

OCHIN, Inc. Signs Agreement to Deploy Microsoft and GE Healthcare’s Powerful Data Tool

Within seconds, medical providers can obtain a patient's past and present hospital records, medication and allergy lists, immunizations, and view X-rays and other images

August 23, 2012 – Portland based OCHIN, Inc. has taken another step in fulfilling its mission to partner with communities to create the knowledge and information solutions to promote access, high quality and affordable healthcare for all. “By signing this agreement with Caradigm, a joint venture between Microsoft and GE Healthcare, we will be building a comprehensive repository of clinical and claims data that no one else in the country has,” said Abby Sears, OCHIN’s CEO.

OCHIN O-HITEC’s Experience with Oregon Medical Providers and EHR Adoption Confirms Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report

The GAO Report stated that partnering with a Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center like the Oregon Health Information Technology Center (O-HITEC), increases the provider’s likelihood to receive EHR Incentive Payments

August 3, 2012 -- Over the past two years, Oregon’s Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC) has been working with Oregon healthcare providers to overcome the challenges of adopting
and implementing electronic health records (EHRs).

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that healthcare providers who partnered with Regional Extension Centers (O-HITEC) were more than twice as likely to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.


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