New Work Aimed at Reducing the Spread of the Coronavirus
SEATTLE — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, is partnering with Mathematica and Allegis to support the Washington State Department of Health to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Washington COVID-19 Contact Tracing Partnership will supplement a comprehensive contact tracing program by bolstering community-based response and enabling rapid and effective analysis of data collected through the effort.
“The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the need for a comprehensive strategy to reduce its spread,” Marc Bennett, Comagine Health’s president and chief executive officer, said. “Contract tracing is a key part of this strategy and we’re proud to be able to offer our long-standing community relationships to support our partners in the effort to contain the virus.”
As a part of this effort, Comagine Health is actively establishing a Community Partnership Council (CPC) to bring together key community stakeholders to inform and strengthen the contact tracing effort and ensure local needs are met in each community. The CPC will advise on key challenges facing vulnerable communities and will collaboratively surface opportunities to help improve the impact of the contract tracing program.
Dan Lessler, Comagine Health’s chief clinical officer, added, “We look forward to bringing our trusted relationships with communities across Washington state together to support our partners in this important effort to contain the pandemic.”
“Our vision is to serve the state of Washington as a trusted partner and ideal collaborator,” said Candace Miller, Mathematica’s project director. “We’re ready to immediately mobilize and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
In addition to supporting communities with contact tracing, Comagine Health is also helping health care organizations respond to the pandemic using:
Advanced Analytics — Through provider centered analytics, academic research and public content, Comagine Health’s advanced analytics help health care professionals see the broader impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the long-term.
Infection Prevention and Control — Comagine Health offers education and consultation for infection prevention and control to help protect staff and patients, create a standardized, evidence-based approach to infection prevention and mitigate costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth and Virtual Services — Comagine Health’s training and consultation for telehealth and virtual services expand health care service delivery options, enhance access for vulnerable populations, and improve care outcomes and other clinical quality measures.
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About Comagine Health
Comagine Health, formerly Qualis Health and HealthInsight, works collaboratively with patients, providers, payers and other stakeholders to reimagine, redesign and implement sustainable improvements in the health care system. As a trusted, neutral party, we work in our communities to address key, complex health and health care delivery problems. In all our engagements and initiatives, we draw upon our expertise in quality improvement, care management, health information technology, analytics and research. We invite our partners and communities to work with us to improve health and redesign the health care delivery system. For more information, please visit comagine.org.