Northwest healthcare conference partners, OCHIN, Inc., the OMA, and OHN sign internationally known author Michael Maccoby, PhD, to lead cHealth Innovation Symposium participants through an all-day workshop titled, "Transforming Healthcare Leadership: The Role of Strategic Intelligence, Profound Knowledge & Personality Intelligence."

Dr. Maccoby is a psychoanalyst and anthropologist globally recognized as an expert in leadership for his research, writings, and projects to improve organizations and workflows. He has authored or co-authored thirteen books, taught in 36 countries, and consulted with private and public organizations including the World Bank and various research and development centers. 

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cHealth Innovation Symposium is an annual, national, coordinated health care and health IT transformation event (starting Wednesday, November 13-15, 2013) designed to support every participant, change agent, and decision maker in the continuum of health care. To date, over 550 participants have pre-registered to attend event at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

On day one of the symposium, author Michael Maccoby, PhD, will be a featured speaker. Abby Sears, CEO of OCHIN stated, "We are honored to bring our membership and the conference attendees one of the world's greatest minds on systems-based thinking. No matter what size the organization, we all need access to high-level training in order to thrive in this rapidly evolving healthcare industry."

In addition to Dr. Maccoby's sessions, attendees can expect speakers from across the country who will be sharing information from federal regulations and quality improvement metrics to innovative health IT products and services. Through the American Academy of Family Physicians, participants will also have the ability to receive continuing medical education credits (CME).

The event partners, OCHIN, a nonprofit national leader in quality health information technology; the Oregon Medical Association (OMA), a nonprofit organization that serves and supports physicians and physician assistants in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians; and Oregon Health Network (OHN) have assembled over 115 speakers from across the nation who will present information from federal regulations to quality improvement metrics to innovative health IT produces and services. 

To learn more about the symposium, please visit: www.chealthinnovation.com.

About OCHIN
Established in 2000 through a partnership with CareOregon, the Oregon Primary Care Association, Multnomah County Health Department, Clackamas County Health Department, and Virginia Garcia Health Clinics, OCHIN became an independent nonprofit in 2002. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, OCHIN is one of the nation's largest Health Information Networks and is recognized for its innovative use of Health IT to improve the integration and delivery of health care services across a wide variety of practices. With an historical emphasis on safety net clinics and small practices, OCHIN has expanded to include private practice providers and specialists. To date, OCHIN operates in 14 states and supports 70 health center networks and over 4,500 medical providers who serve over 2.5 million patients. For more information, visit www.ochin.org.

About the Oregon Medical Association
The Oregon Medical Association is an organization of over 8,000 physicians, physician assistants and medical and PA students organized to serve and support physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Founded in 1874, the OMA has existed to educate, advocate for, and serve members, and is continuing that proud tradition in a new century as medicine evolves and changes at an ever-quickening pace. With initiatives such as hosting its first-ever health fair in 2013, publishing a quarterly magazine focused on key community health issues, and lending legislative support to workforce solutions, reducing student loan debt and improving vaccination rates, the OMA balances policy with service. Additional information can be found at www.theOMA.org.

About Oregon Health Network
Oregon Health Network (OHN), an OCHIN Organization, is a member-based, nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality, access, and delivery of healthcare to all Oregonians via a variety of services to its 229 member facilities: enhanced broadband connectivity, health IT best practices, hosted services, and advocacy. A nationally top-performing Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program, (RHCPP), OHN was founded in 2007. OHN's scalable and statewide broadband infrastructure supports the coordination of care among Oregon's physicians, allied providers, clinics, health organizations, educators, students, and government agencies. For more information, visit www.oregonhealthnet.org.

Media inquiries: Ruby Haughton-Pitts, VP External Affairs, haughtonpittsr@ochin.org, 503.784.2284

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