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COVID Conversation: Infection Prevention

By Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Medical Director, Systemwide Quality Improvement | Blog,  08/04/2020,   0 comments

We recently sat down with Comagine Health’s medical director for systemwide quality improvement, Dr. Sarah Woolsey, to talk about the importance of infection prevention during COVID-19.

Dr. Woolsey is a board-certified family medicine physician with over 20 years of experience caring for underserved populations.


How is COVID-19 changing the field of infection prevention?

Let’s start at the beginning. What is infection prevention? Infection prevention is an evidence-based approach designed to prevent harm to health care workers and patients. It's evidence-based, but it’s also tailored to the setting.

What do I think has changed? I think it has shined a huge light on the gaps in training and the…

 

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Using Analytics to Manage Deferred Care During COVID-19

By Comagine Health
Blog,  07/20/2020,   0 comments

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Health Care Informatics

Meredith Agen, MBA
Vice President, Health Care Analytics

The coronavirus pandemic has seemed both distant and confusing to many people in the United States. Distant because unless you are tracking public health data, it can be difficult to see how this slow motion pandemic is progressing, and confusing because our understanding of the impact of…

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Expand Access and Capture Revenue: Five Medicare Telehealth Opportunities

By Trudy Bearden, PA-C, MPAS, Senior Consultant
Blog,  07/07/2020,   0 comments

Telehealth has been available for decades, but its use as an effective, person-centered modality to deliver health care services has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s climate, it’s commonly seen as a replacement for in-person visits to keep people safe, cut down on use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and prevent loss of access and revenue. While that is true, there are many additional ways to leverage telehealth.

Medicare telehealth services can be provided…


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