PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OCHIN, Inc., one of the nation's largest nonprofit Health IT and professional services organizations, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Boston HealthNet for OCHIN's electronic health record (EHR) solution and supplementary services. Nine Boston HealthNet Community Health Centers will replace their current vendor with OCHIN's EHR, practice management, and patient engagement solutions.
Boston HealthNet (BHN) is a recognized Health Center Controlled Network comprised of Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, and 14 affiliated Community Health Centers (CHCs). BHN will be joining OCHIN's collaborative, receiving full support for data conversion, project management, network and hardware technical assistance, training, and configuration of the OCHIN system.
"Adding Boston HealthNet to the OCHIN collaborative is a natural evolution in our growth," said Abby Sears, OCHIN's CEO. "Not only is the organization in alignment with OCHIN's plans, each affiliate Community Health Center is as well. Each Community Health Center is a hub within each one of their neighborhoods of health care delivery, education, and access to social services. Entire families come to these centers for primary care, dental, behavioral health, prescriptions, optical, and other services."
Frank Doyle, Executive Director for Boston HealthNet stated, "We are excited to partner with OCHIN in this meaningful way. We look forward to creating a partnership that allows our providers and staff to focus on excellent care delivery while we are assured that OCHIN is focusing on delivering and supporting our EHR system."
OCHIN 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. OCHIN operates in 18 states, supports over 100 health center networks, and over 4,500 medical providers who serve over 2.5 million patients. Visit: www.ochin.org.
About Boston HealthNet
Established in 1995, Boston HealthNet (BHN) is a coordinated, integrated health care delivery network comprised of Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and 14 community health centers whose partners provide outreach, prevention, primary care, specialty care, and dental services at sites located throughout Boston's neighborhoods and Quincy. In 2014, approximately 259,870 people made 1.3 million patient visits to BHN CHCs. Visit: http://www.bmc.org/about/affiliates/BostonHealthnet-community-health-centers.htm