February 4, 2013 -- Healthcare reform – at both the state and federal level – won't be possible unless clinics and providers have good, up-to-date information on their patients. That in turn won't be possible without good information technology and appropriate supports, said Abigail Sears, CEO of the Oregon Community Health Information Network.
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).
November 1, 2012 -- Portland based OCHIN, Inc. will host its annual Learning Forum, “Adding Value Through Technology” in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower – November 15-17. Each day will be filled with educational sessions, keynote speakers and exhibits.
September 5, 2012 – Portland based OCHIN, Inc. will provide Public Health - Seattle & King County with the OCHIN Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) to automate patient information and advance patient care and safety.
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.
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.
June 25, 2012 -- Over 2000 Oregon providers were among the 100,000 health care providers who have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced this week.