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CDC-funded study to pilot new overdose prevention strategy within state prison system

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 75 percent of incarcerated women in Oregon’s state prison system require treatment for a substance use disorder. Further, according to Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, opioid overdose is a leading cause of death following prison release.

“We know from experiences in other states, that women are at a significantly higher risk of opioid overdose compared to their male counterparts,” she says. “Especially in the first few weeks following their release.”

While sex-related differences specific to overdose risk in incarcerated adults are not…


Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative announces 2019 report

Press Release,  07/31/2019,   0 comments

Local partners author report on health equity across Portland Metro Region. The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) and Comagine Health announce the findings of a 2016-2019 community health needs assessment (CHNA). The Collaborative's CHNA seeks to highlight the community's health needs across the quad-county region, including Clark County, Washington, and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties of Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. & VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Healthy Columbia…

New leadership team poised to position industry leader for future success

SALT LAKE CITY — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, named three new senior vice presidents to its senior executive team. Following the recent merger between Qualis Health and HealthInsight, Marc Bennett, Comagine Health’s president and chief executive officer, recognized that a broader range of diverse expertise is needed at the executive level to achieve the organization…

Comagine Health’s medical director awarded Family Physician of the Year in Idaho
The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Names Kelly McGrath 2019 Family Physician of the Year BOISE, Idaho — Comagine Health’s medical director Kelly McGrath, M.D., was named as… more
Comagine Health selected as Prime Awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This designation allows NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Comagine Health as a Prime awardee of the… more
How pharmacists can increase naloxone distribution, reduce opioid-related harms
Life-saving drug prevents overdose from various opioids BOSTON — A new research study led by Boston Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and Grayken Center for Addiction… more
Comagine Health releases study demonstrating feasibility of quality and cost comparisons across states
Assessing health care performance using local claims data is part of a larger project to identify the effect of health systems on economic and clinical performance.
Health Care Industry Leaders, Qualis Health and HealthInsight, Become Comagine Health
Two organizations dedicated to improving health care merge under Comagine Health name A combined, 500-person, national nonprofit health care consulting firm has been created from… more
Qualis Health and HealthInsight name Jason Owens Chief Information Officer
Advocate for improved health care delivery through information technology brings extensive experience to leadership role
HealthInsight Publishes Oregon’s First Public Reporting of Cost and Quality Data for Primary Care Practices Statewide
”Compare Your Care” Website Enables Consumers to Compare Primary Care Practices’ Cost and Quality Scores Portland, Ore. — HealthInsight has released Oregon’s first public… more
Qualis Health names Dan Lessler Physician Executive for Community Engagement and Leadership
Former chief medical officer for Washington State Health Care Authority brings extensive health care transformation experience SEATTLE — Qualis Health, one of the nation’s… more
Qualis Health announces contract award with District of Columbia, Department of Health Care Finance
Five-year contract award to provide continuing utilization management services and new quality improvement activities for Medicaid participants WASHINGTON — Qualis Health has… more
Hospitals in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah Receive 2018 HealthInsight Quality Awards
Award Program Recognizes Excellence in Clinical Quality and Patient Care HealthInsight is recognizing 32 hospitals across four states for excellence in measures of quality of… more