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Two Tactics to Improve Clinical Quality Data Validation
When I work with clinics on quality improvement projects, it is sometimes difficult to engage teams in the work. They agree that improving the quality of care they provide to… more
Paramedicine Collaborative Helps Patients and Reduces Overutilization
When people with complex medical and social needs have little support or resources, they may rely on emergency service providers for nonemergent care and even companionship. These… more
Behavioral Health Integration Bridges the Gap Between Mind and Body
Five years ago, I had a family member struggling with depression. The medication they had been taking wasn’t effective anymore. They visited their primary care provider, who said… more
What Do Real Estate and Health Care Have in Common?
I live in Portland, Oregon. Like many U.S. cities, Portland is experiencing a very hot real estate market right now. I know many friends and colleagues who are searching for a… more
On the Path to Equity: The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health
Health care delivery systems in the United States, like many other institutions, have not yet realized equitable outcomes — or even equity — in the processes of delivery or… more
How do we change the world? Together.
In a presentation last year, I had to say what the mission of the newly formed Comagine Health (formerly HealthInsight and Qualis Health) was before our new board had finalized it… more
Data as a Catalyst for Improving Health Care Quality and Lowering Costs
As Comagine Health moves forward following our recent merger of HealthInsight and Qualis Health, we bring a variety of skills, talents and business lines together. How will we… more
The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: A Regularly Scheduled Service for Prevention and Wellness
Cars and I have a love-hate relationship — I love the convenience of getting where I need to go anytime I want to, but I hate them for the ever-increasing expenses involved in… more
Can the Medical-Dental Collaborative Model Lower the Cost of Cardiovascular Disease?
Twenty years ago, psychologist Daniel J. Simons created the now-classic “gorilla experiment” video. When he asked viewers to count the number of times a group of people passed a… more
Embracing Challenges and Accommodating Risk as a Driver of Transformation in the QIO Program
Change is in the air. Even as we formally launched our new company earlier this month, our Comagine Health team was hard at work on a fundamental reimagining of the work we do for… more