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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Comagine Health to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.

QIN-QIOs serving under the 12th Statement of Work will provide targeted assistance to nursing homes and communities in small and rural practices, those serving the most vulnerable populations and those in need of customized quality improvement. Through this body of work, CMS is focusing on results, protecting taxpayer dollars and, most importantly, ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to every beneficiary.

“We are committed to working with our partners to improve health and…

 

New study shows how supplemental support bolsters results

SEATTLE — A new study, “A Randomized Trial of External Practice Support to Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Primary Care.” shares evidence that with supplemental support, primary care clinics can improve blood pressure care and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study was published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Comagine Health participated in Healthy Hearts Northwest, an EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health…

CDC-funded study to pilot new overdose prevention strategy within state prison system

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 75 percent of incarcerated women in Oregon’s state prison system require treatment for a substance use disorder. Further, according to Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, opioid overdose is a leading cause of death following prison release.

“We know from experiences in other states, that women are at a…


Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative announces 2019 report
Local partners author report on health equity across Portland Metro Region. The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) and Comagine Health announce the findings of a… more
Comagine Health bolsters executive team with new senior vice presidents
New leadership team poised to position industry leader for future success
Comagine Health’s medical director awarded Family Physician of the Year in Idaho
The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Names Kelly McGrath 2019 Family Physician of the Year BOISE, Idaho — Comagine Health’s medical director Kelly McGrath, M.D., was named as… more
Comagine Health selected as Prime Awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This designation allows NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Comagine Health as a Prime awardee of the… more
How pharmacists can increase naloxone distribution, reduce opioid-related harms
Life-saving drug prevents overdose from various opioids BOSTON — A new research study led by Boston Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and Grayken Center for Addiction… more
Comagine Health releases study demonstrating feasibility of quality and cost comparisons across states
Assessing health care performance using local claims data is part of a larger project to identify the effect of health systems on economic and clinical performance.
Health Care Industry Leaders, Qualis Health and HealthInsight, Become Comagine Health
Two organizations dedicated to improving health care merge under Comagine Health name A combined, 500-person, national nonprofit health care consulting firm has been created from… more
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Qualis Health and HealthInsight name Jason Owens Chief Information Officer
Advocate for improved health care delivery through information technology brings extensive experience to leadership role
HealthInsight Publishes Oregon’s First Public Reporting of Cost and Quality Data for Primary Care Practices Statewide
”Compare Your Care” Website Enables Consumers to Compare Primary Care Practices’ Cost and Quality Scores Portland, Ore. — HealthInsight has released Oregon’s first public… more
Qualis Health names Dan Lessler Physician Executive for Community Engagement and Leadership
Former chief medical officer for Washington State Health Care Authority brings extensive health care transformation experience SEATTLE — Qualis Health, one of the nation’s… more