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Comagine Health would like to encourage skilled nursing facilities to utilize the All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes change package prepared by Telligen and offered by the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program.

The change package offers key points to aid in preventing all types of infections for nursing home residents. It recommends educating staff on the following infection prevention precautions and testing for competency:

Standard precautions Hand hygiene Proper selection and use of personal protective equipment Safe injection practices Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette Environmental cleaning and disinfection Reprocessing of reusable medical equipment Transmission-based…
 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the extension of the public health emergency for COVID-19 for 90 days, extending it from Oct. 23, 2020, through Jan. 20, 2021. This means all of the waivers and other allowances that spurred rapid growth of telehealth will remain until early next year, allowing more time for the pending telehealth legislation, which aims to make many of these temporary changes permanent, to make its way through Congress…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day began with a 1989 resolution to honor and celebrate our Native American people and their histories and cultures on the second Monday in October in South Dakota. Since then, several states have followed suit, including Alaska, New Mexico and Oregon. Indigenous Peoples' Day activities range from awareness-raising events to markets, parades and traditional dances. In New Mexico, where approximately 11% of the population is Native American…


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The integration of behavioral health services into primary care may seem like old news, but integration of care has never been more needed. This is due to the potential behavioral… more
A Letter of Appreciation to our Primary Care Teams
In recognition of National Primary Care Week (Oct. 5-9), we at Comagine Health want to extend a message of sincere gratitude to the primary care teams serving patients in our… more
Considerations When Implementing Remote Physiologic Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
This article is third in a series of articles addressing remote physiologic monitoring (RPM). In the first article, we discuss the benefits of RPM and provide a compiled… more
The Five W's of Falls Prevention to Avoid Emergency Department Visits
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Comagine Health, Mathematica and Allegis Partner on Washington State Contact Tracing Contract
New Work Aimed at Reducing the Spread of the Coronavirus SEATTLE — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, is partnering with Mathematica and… more
Preventing Overdose and Injection-Related Infections through Peer Support
September is National Recovery Month, which spreads awareness about how substance use treatment and mental health services can help people live healthy, rewarding lives. An… more
AAFP Publishes Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Family Physicians published A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice. Scroll through the… more
Assess Your Falls Management Program, Analyze Causes to Prevent Future Accidents and Injuries
Sept. 21-25 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week. How might you increase awareness and prevent falls in your long-term post-acute care facility?
Comagine Health Awarded Multiple New Infection Prevention Contracts
New Work Expands Infection Prevention Portfolio for the Company Salt Lake City, Utah — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, received… more
Top Tips for Selecting Your Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) Technology and Vendor
This article is a follow-up to a previous article where we discussed the benefits of RPM service, such as reducing readmissions and ER visits. We also discussed regulatory… more