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COVID Conversation: Infection Prevention
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… more
Using Analytics to Manage Deferred Care During COVID-19
Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH Medical Director, Health Care Informatics
Expand Access and Capture Revenue: Five Medicare Telehealth Opportunities
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… more
Stark Disparities Evident in COVID-19 Pandemic Among American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
According to some studies, Native Americans have a 50% chance of being listed as the wrong race on medical records. A 2015 study of Oregon hospital discharge records found that… more
COVID Conversation: Contact Tracing
We recently sat down with Comagine Health’s senior vice president of clinical leadership, Dr. Dan Lessler, to talk about the importance of contact tracing during the COVID-19… more
Improving Postpartum Maternal Health in Oregon
For many mothers, the postpartum period may be the most medically complex stage of pregnancy. More than half of maternal deaths occur during the postpartum period defined as one… more
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