OCHIN Partners with eConsult Vendor AristaMD to Expand eConsult Services

PORTLAND, Ore., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OCHIN, a national nonprofit health IT organization that advances health equity by transforming health care delivery, announced a new technology partnership agreement with AristaMD that will expand virtual access to specialty health care services for nearly 6 million underserved patients across the country.  

Through AristaMD, an innovative telehealth platform that delivers timely and documented specialist insights via electronic consultation services (known as eConsults), primary care providers in the OCHIN network now have access to additional resources for more rapid and integrated virtual health care delivery. By launching eConsults to AristaMD's network directly from within their OCHIN Epic electronic health record (EHR) system, providers have more options for seamless collaboration with a panel of contracted on-call specialists and can implement guidance that's recommended for individual patient follow up.

"We are pleased to add AristaMD's eConsult service to our growing suite of provider technology solutions," said Nicole Klassen Ellington, Vice President of Innovation and Improvement at OCHIN. "eConsults are an important tool for improving access to specialists for the millions of patients in rural and underserved communities who rely on our network of care providers to meet them where they are."

AristaMD eConsults have been shown to replace more than 70% of referrals to specialists for routine clinical issues and significantly impact treatment plans more than 90% of the time. AristaMD's contracted specialists typically respond to eConsults in less than four hours.

"Our country suffers from a severe specialist shortage and many patients are waiting too long to get care," said Brooke LeVasseur, CEO of AristaMD. "Our partnership with OCHIN is an important step toward ensuring all patients have timely access to care, regardless of where they live or their insurance status."

OCHIN is a driving force for health equity. A national nonprofit health IT organization with two decades of experience transforming health care delivery, OCHIN provides leading-edge technology, data analytics, research, and support services to more than 500 community health care sites, reaching nearly 6 million patients. We partner, learn, innovate, and advocate to close gaps in health care that are systemic, avoidable, and unjust, so everyone has a fair opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Learn more at www.ochin.org.

About AristaMD
AristaMD is focused on improving patient outcomes through more timely access to specialty care. Its eConsult platform provides a telehealth solution that empowers primary care providers to conduct electronic consults (also known as eConsults or virtual consults) to significantly improve the patient referral process and allow greater access to timely, high-quality care. Designed to seamlessly integrate into physician referral workflows, the platform allows payers and providers to quickly and cost-effectively launch specialist eConsults using their own specialists or those provided by AristaMD's board-certified panel of experts. AristaMD's platform has proven to deliver cost-effective, timely access to specialty care through eConsults, significantly reducing the need for face-to-face visits while increasing patient satisfaction. AristaMD partners with healthcare stakeholders to ensure their success in the transition to value-based care. For additional information, visit www.aristamd.com, or follow AristaMD on LinkedIn and Twitter.

OCHIN Contact: Jennifer Stoll, [email protected]
AristaMD Contact: Ashley Steiger, [email protected]

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