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“Being able to streamline internal consults and referrals has given me the opportunity to provide more accessible care for our patients and maximize their time with us.” – Patrice Lane, DDS, Dental Director, Axis Community Health

Watch as providers at some of our community health centers share their experiences on what it means to have such a comprehensive EHR system


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The new system – powered by OCHIN Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) and funded through generous grants from Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health – allows CHCN health centers to reliably and confidentially share patients’ electronic health records (EHR) with participating providers.

OCHIN offers a fully hosted, highly customized instance of Epic practice management and electronic health record (EHR) solutions.

In the summer of 2018, Community Health Center Network (CHCN), OCHIN, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health joined forces to form a collaborative that will continue to enhance patient care and coordination to bring the highest quality health care and services to the most vulnerable in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties. This new collaboration will enhance continuity of care, supporting whole person care, integrating systems, clinics, hospitals and doctors.

“The reports and summaries capabilities available are outstanding and will assist in developing more robust population management …” – John Okemah, MD


The implementation of OCHIN Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) will allow CHCN health centers to not only work more collaboratively with specialists and hospitals, but also provide multiple tools for data reporting and population health management. OCHIN Epic offers a patient portal, My Chart, allowing  for better patient engagement and ultimately, improved patient satisfaction.

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“Transitioning to OCHIN Epic will, over time, allow our organization to provide more comprehensive care …” – Caleb J. Sandford, MBA, COO, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center


It’s vital that we highlight the importance of providing high-quality, accessible care through improved data reporting, working collaboratively with hospitals and specialists and a patient portal that provides improved patient engagement. Through gathered, written testimonials we were able to collect a wide-array of provider testimonials that help emphasize enhanced patient care and coordination.

Celebrating Health Center’s Implementation of Electronic Health Records

With the successful implementation of OCHIN Epic at all eight of our community health centers, we decided that it was time to celebrate. Like with most things during this time, our celebration was done virtually which allowed for over 145 guests to attend and share in our success.

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“…it’s like magic to be able to send tasks and correspondence so easily through the EHR …” – Dr. Christina Ng, Asian Health Services

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 we were joined by our partners OCHIN and Epic, as well as our generous funders Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, and of course the Executive Leadership of our health centers for a virtual celebration. This celebration allowed us to showcase through video and spoken testimonials what the implementation of this innovative electronic health record (EHR) system means for our providers and patients alike.

“Patients are thrilled to have access to their own health information …” – Dr. Reema Menezes, Bay Area Community Health

Without the support of our funders and without this innovative technology, we would not have been able to bring such a comprehensive EHR system that transcends multiple healthcare delivery systems to provide the highest quality of care to all our patients.