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What the Data is Telling Us About Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It’s fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and is still forcing us to find new ways of being. New ways of being together, of being apart and being connected… more
“Permanent Expansion” of Medicare Telehealth Services Explained
On Dec. 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release about the Calendar Year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (CY 2021 PFS) Final Rule titled… more
Get the Vaccine That’s Available Now: The Flu Shot
Marc Bennett President and CEO, Comagine Health Co-chairman, Salt Lake Chamber Health Care Policy Committee Andrew Croshaw CEO, Leavitt Partners Co-chairman, Salt Lake Chamber… more
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