OCHIN, Inc. Signs Agreement to deploy Microsoft and GE Healthcare's powerful Data tool Amalga that organizes patient related data into customized formats that highlight critical information needed for improved patient care and medical cost reductions

Aug 22, 2012, 18:32 ET from OCHIN

Within seconds, medical providers can obtain a patient's past and present hospital records, medication and allergy lists, immunizations, and view X-rays and other images

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. Community based clinics, critical access hospitals and small private practices across the nation doing business with OCHIN will have access to Amalga.

About OCHIN:
OCHIN is a non-profit national leader in quality health information technology software and services focused on community health centers, critical access hospitals, and small private practices serving some of the most medically complex patients in their communities. 

The OCHIN collaborative spans 14 states, serves 56 clinics, and over 4,000 providers who are caring for over a million patients. www.ochin.org

Ruby Haughton-Pitts
OCHIN Communications