National and Local Speakers will Keynote at OCHIN's Annual Health IT Learning Forum in Portland, Oregon November 15-17

Nov 01, 2012, 12:40 ET from OCHIN

Bill Crounse, M.D., Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation; Jackie Gaines, Executive Coach and Senior Leader with Studer Group, Inc.; Allison Clarke, Allison Clarke Consulting; Nicole Maher, President Northwest Health Foundation; Richard Gibson, M.D., Ph.D., and Chief Healthcare Intelligence Officer at Providence Health & Services will address the attendees along with other speakers

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. "The Forum is an opportunity for the healthcare community to come together, learn from industry experts and share best practices that improve healthcare," said, Phil Skiba, OCHIN's Vice President of Business Services.  Over 40 learning tracks include, Clinical Excellence, Finance, Health Information Technology, Leading People, Operational Management and Regulatory & Compliance.

The keynote speakers will kick off each segment by providing valuable information that attendees can put to use immediately.

This year, the Forum has been extended to include Saturday, November 17th to accommodate physician practices that may be unable to close their offices on Thursday or Friday to attend. OCHIN is Oregon's Regional Health IT Extension Center (O-HITEC) and contracts with over 3,000 individual clinicians who are receiving support services to help them achieve the federal Meaningful Use requirements and better serve their patients by using and electronic health record.

Registration is open to all healthcare professionals and staff members and includes, all workshops, collaborative learning sessions with topic experts, conference materials, hosted meals and evening networking sessions. To learn more about the OCHIN Annual Learning Forum, please go to

About OCHIN, Inc.
Previously called the Oregon Community Health Information Network, OCHIN is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and is one of the nation's largest Health Information Networks. OCHIN is recognized for innovative use of Health IT to improve the integration and delivery of healthcare services across a wide variety of practices – with an emphasis on safety net clinics and small practices as well as critical access and rural hospitals. To date, OCHIN operates in 14 states, supports 57 health center networks and over 4,500 medical providers who serve over two million patients. For more information please see

Ruby Haughton-Pitts
VP Communications