OCHIN: Epic Data from Community Clinics

Two Practice-Based Research Networks with significant overlaps are Safety Net West, a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout northern California, Oregon and southern Washington, and OCHIN, whose mission is to improve the health of the medically underserved through the best use of information and information technology.

OCHIN now includes 23 organizations and approximately 150 clinics that provide care to underserved patients with an over-representation of racial and ethnic minorities, Medicaid patients and uninsured patients. All clinics in the OCHIN network share the same Epic electronic record system, providing for unparalleled research opportunities with underserved populations.