PORTLAND, Ore., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OCHIN, a leading national nonprofit health IT, research, and innovation organization, and the California Telehealth Network (CTN), a leading nonprofit provider of telecommunications infrastructure and telehealth services in California, announce that their respective Boards of Directors have approved for CTN to become part of the OCHIN family of companies, effective today. OCHIN and CTN have aligned missions, values, and solution offerings, and bringing CTN into the OCHIN family makes additional resources and skills available across California.
OCHIN and CTN are among the most successful participants in the FCC's Healthcare Connect Fund program, through which they provide robust telecommunications and health information technology infrastructures that improve health care access and quality in rural and medically underserved communities. In addition to subsidized broadband and telehealth equipment, software, and training services currently available from CTN, the OCHIN partnership will bring expanded services to CTN sites including:
- Electronic Health and Dental Record Solutions
- 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) Technical Support, network engineering, architecture, security, and risk assessments
- Additional Professional Services that include practice coaches, workflow engineers, revenue cycle support, outsourced billing services, quality improvement, and compliance services
- Acuere data warehouse solution, which integrates patient level information across multiple EHRs, claims, and social equity data to better enable health care teams to deliver higher quality care and improve health
- Research and analytics services and capacity
"We are pleased to welcome CTN into the OCHIN family of companies. CTN, with their robust infrastructure and expert staff, perfectly complements the work OCHIN is doing in California. Our combined capabilities and resources strengthen our ability to achieve our mission and ultimately help the safety-net population achieve health equity, and amplifies our collective voice across the nation," said Abby Sears, CEO and President of OCHIN.
"We are thrilled about our new partnership with OCHIN. The coming together of our organizations enables the pooling of the resources necessary to more expansively deliver services to improve access and care throughout California. The strength of our combined customer base and infrastructure provides us the capacity to build out a statewide physical presence that will benefit communities across California," said Eric Brown, President of CTN.
CTN will continue to operate as a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in California.
Portland, Oregon, nonprofit OCHIN is one of the largest and most successful health information and innovation networks, serving over 450 organizations comprised of more than 10,000 clinicians across the nation with solutions that improve the integration and delivery of health care services. As a learning organization, OCHIN started with a commitment to deliver health information technology support and services and has continued to provide its expanding community of customers and partners with the innovative tools, knowledge, and voice needed to participate in the national health care landscape. For more information, visit www.ochin.org.
About California Telehealth Network
CTN is California's leading agency focusing on increasing access to quality health care with a focus on California's rural and medically underserved communities. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company, CTN is the product of an unprecedented coalition of stakeholders, including health care providers, health plans, technology providers, government agencies, and others that are working together to create a telecommunications and health information technology infrastructure that allows California's rural and medically underserved urban communities access to a broad range of services to expand and improve the quality of health care delivery. CTN also operates the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), which is the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded organization focused on expanding telehealth awareness, training, and adoption in California. For more information, please visit www.caltelehealth.org or connect with CalTeleHealth on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Media contact: Abby Sears, (503-943-2500), firstname.lastname@example.org
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