About

The Oklahoma Center for Healthcare Improvement (OCHI) was created to lead initiatives to improve healthcare for Oklahomans.  The health status of Oklahomans causes significant challenges in delivering safe and effective health care, and our state leads much of the nation in deaths due to heart disease and strokes. 

Improving patient outcomes can change lives for the better by more effective management of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and chronic lower respiratory diseases from tobacco use.  

We are inspired by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and its leaders.  We are building a strong organization that will provide models of care that are effective in Oklahoma.  

our programs

Conferences: OCHI hosts a spring and fall conferences which provide tools and techniques to assist primary care providers improve healthcare efficiencies, effectiveness and the joy of practice. 

  • Ways to Create Savings
  • Care Management – Not Just for Care Managers
  • Employer/Physician Roundtable: Help employer healthcare dollars go further
  • Tele-Behavioral Health
  • Pain Management Contracts
  • Advance Care Planning: Improving care and reducing costs at the end of life.

Primary Care Cooperatives are two-hour programs designed for members of the primary care teams that address key healthcare issues in a collegial setting. Topics include:

  • Team based care (Physicians, RNs, Behavioral Health, Social workers, pharmacologists)
  • Care Coordination
  • 24/7 access
  • Reporting on outcomes, cost and quality
  • Practice design

our mission

Our mission is simple -- OCHI leads initiatives to improve healthcare for Oklahomans using the six aims of the Institute of Medicine: Safety, Timeliness, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Equity and Patient-Centeredness.  We implement this purpose by:

  • Bringing people together to share ideas on improving healthcare.
  • Providing workshops on how to improve delivery of health care.
  • Providing products that increase skills of healthcare workers.
  • Increasing awareness of Oklahoma healthcare priorities.

OCHI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in Oklahoma.