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On the Path to Equity: The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health

By Demetrius Cianci Chapman, RN, M.P.H., MSN(R), Senior Director, Partnership to Advance Tribal Health | Blog,  07/05/2019,   0 comments

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 payment of care, but for my entire career I’ve witnessed valiant efforts to those ends. Over the past three years, Comagine Health (as HealthInsight) has been the lead organization for a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to engage with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to improve health and health care for American Indian and Alaska Native people. The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) has been engaged with 24 CMS certified and IHS administered hospitals across seven states. We have incredible partners in three Quality…


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How do we change the world? Together.

By Sharon Donnelly, M.S., Senior Vice President, Development
Blog,  06/24/2019,   0 comments

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. As the exact text was under development, I summarized that basically, they just want us to change the world. While I got a laugh from the audience, it turns out I wasn’t too far off.

Our board has since created our mission – Together with our partners, we work to improve health and create a better health…

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Data as a Catalyst for Improving Health Care Quality and Lowering Costs

By Michael Gagnon, Executive Director, HealtHIE Nevada
Blog,  05/28/2019,   3 comments

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 capitalize on the new capabilities and become an even stronger and more capable organization? That’s a question that’s just now coming into focus. One of Comagine Health’s more interesting and unique business lines is managing the state of Nevada’s only health information exchange, HealtHIE Nevada. HealtHIE Nevada is a…

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