In medicine, Grand Rounds are an essential teaching tool that allows medical professionals to present case studies, medical problems, and treatment best practices to an audience of doctors, residents, and medical students as a way to inform and improve patient care.

OCHIN Grand Rounds differ in a few key ways. First, while traditional Grand Rounds are typically closed events, the OCHIN Grand Rounds series is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending a session is welcome to register, and even ask questions of the presenter. OCHIN Grand Rounds also differ from the traditional practice in that they utilize technology to enhance accessibility and allow for remote attendance. Content is intended to be appropriate for a wide audience including researchers, patients, clinicians, students, and the general public. As such, these presentations are focused around our research priority areas and include learnings relevant to community health centers and safety net clinics. Additionally, OCHIN Grand Rounds are intended to engage the audience, and we encourage participants to take advantage of the ability to ask presenters their questions in real time


September 15th, 2022 – 12pm PT
Mark Sendak, MD, MPP & Suresh Balu, MS, MBA of Duke University presenting on Principles and Practices to Successfully Translate Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) into Clinical Care

October 27th, 2022 – 12pm PT
Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH of University of California – San Francisco presenting on PCORnet Blood Pressure Control Laboratory

November 17th, 2022 – 12pm PT
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH of University of North Carolina presenting on Use of Cash Benchmarking to Better Study Programs Aimed at Addressing Health-Related Social Needs

January 26th, 2023 – 12pm PT
Erika Cottrell, PhD, MPP of OCHIN presenting on EVERYWOMAN – Reproductive Care in the Safety-Net: Women’s Health Care after Affordable Care Act Implementation

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