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Quality assessments and care planning are core nursing responsibilities, and can often mean the difference between favorable and unfavorable care outcomes. Failure to conduct these foundational tasks following resident changes have led to increasing numbers of citations in the last few years and can pose liability risks to your organization. Leaders must ensure that staff have access to all the necessary resources and demonstrate the needed clinical competencies, and that team members are clear on their roles with gathering and sharing key information. 

Comagine Health has launched a six-part affinity group series that explores the nuances of early detection of and intervention for changes in…

 

Most people are aware of the pervasiveness of heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes, but what’s less known is the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the vital role kidneys play in their overall health. The CDC estimates that 37 million people have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk. Many are unfamiliar with the chronic illness or don’t know they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease is so…

Four Health Care Organizations Join Forces to Improve Population Health

BOISE, Idaho — Four health care organizations are partnering to create a new company focused on helping health information exchanges (HIEs) and their communities, payers and providers improve health outcomes. The newly formed partnership, known as BeyondHIE, will offer a comprehensive suite of services, technology and project management to support value-based care.

BeyondHIE, a nonprofit organization,…


Continued Testing of LTPAC Staff Essential to Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks Despite Lower Positivity Rate, Increased Vaccine Uptake
There are many recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term post-acute care settings, including screening everyone entering the building, performing proper hand… more
Second Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Focuses on Communicating Concerns
Communication is one of the most crucial components to maintaining resident safety. Yet breakdowns in communication are among the most frequently cited root causes when errors or… more
Support Tools Available for Long-Term Care Facilities to Report COVID-Related Data to NHSN
If you’re a long-term care facility, you’ve already been using the COVID-19 Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Reporting Pathway to submit weekly COVID-19 surveillance, but… more
Affordable Options for Insulin
Millions of people in the U.S. require insulin to treat their diabetes. However, insulin costs continue to rise and many people are unable to afford their medication. While… more
Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Session Addresses Resident Baseline, Staff Resiliency
For long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, knowing a resident’s baseline is a critical first step in being able to recognize signs of decline so they can institute… more
Comagine Health Bolsters Its Board of Directors with New Members and Officers
New Roles Position Industry Leader for Future Success SEATTLE — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, named three new board members and three… more
QIOs, Strike Teams in Spotlight for Work with Nursing Homes During COVID-19
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials applauded Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and federal strike teams for providing direct assistance to nursing… more
Salt Lake Radio Program Highlights Comagine Health
Comagine Health President and CEO Marc Bennett recently recorded an interview segment with the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce for the well-known local radio program, Speaking… more
Comagine Health’s Research and Evaluation Team Publishes Multiple Journal Articles
New Research Contributes Significantly to Scientific Learning SALT LAKE CITY — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, published multiple peer-… more
Oregon Behavioral Health Virtual Training Series Now Available
Comagine Health and the Oregon Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, are pleased to announce a new behavioral health on-demand… more