Comagine Health News Feed https://comagine.org/news-list/rss.xml Comagine Health News Feed en Comagine Health names new executive directors https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-names-new-executive-directors New roles are poised for strong local collaboration

SALT LAKE CITY — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, recently named several state executive directors. Following the merger between Qualis Health and HealthInsight, Marc Bennett, Comagine Health’s president and chief executive officer, recognized that a clear focus on local relationships and community engagement is needed to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. This move supports Comagine Health’s commitment to a heightened level of collaboration with local partners.

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03/12/2020 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/67f82160-2b34-4756-902e-aa302a690c39
Comagine Health invites health care organizations and additional partners to join the Partnership to Reimagine Health Care https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-invites-health-care-organizations-and-additional-partners-join-partnership New initiative is poised to transform the health care system

Comagine Health recently launched the Partnership to Reimagine Health Care and is inviting health care organizations in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington to join this initiative. This 5-year program is focused on working with long-term and post-acute care providers, health systems, hospitals, primary care and specialty providers, community organizations, and patients and their families to improve care for people with Medicare and transform the health care system.

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01/13/2020 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/77617b42-53f4-4fbf-9704-59079367c607
Comagine Health selected as a recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 award under the 12th Statement of Work https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-selected-recipient-qin-qio-task-order-1-award-under-12th-statement-work 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.

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11/21/2019 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/890fc9a4-223c-41e8-8481-0c52b787dcce
Comagine Health and Healthy Hearts Northwest improve cardiovascular care in small primary care clinics https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-and-healthy-hearts-northwest-improve-cardiovascular-care-small-primary-care New study shows how supplemental support bolsters results

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10/08/2019 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/97f89dc3-629b-4d4d-b22f-e97cf4eaed23
Comagine Health participates in study to reduce the risk of post-incarceration opioid overdose in women https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-participates-study-reduce-risk-post-incarceration-opioid-overdose-women 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.

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09/12/2019 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/eee76ee6-f943-4e62-b831-3613bee1af6e
Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative announces 2019 report https://comagine.org/article/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 2016-2019 community health needs assessment (CHNA). The Collaborative's CHNA seeks to highlight the community's health needs across the quad-county region, including Clark County, Washington, and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties of Oregon.

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07/31/2019 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/3e64519e-1ab3-4990-a46c-860afd0dc6d9
Comagine Health bolsters executive team with new senior vice presidents https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-bolsters-executive-team-new-senior-vice-presidents New leadership team poised to position industry leader for future success

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07/18/2019 Suezie Hagy https://comagine.org/7a07b3bf-ab2e-4bd6-9ad8-da6895b6cf27
Comagine Health’s medical director awarded Family Physician of the Year in Idaho https://comagine.org/article/comagine-healths-medical-director-awarded-family-physician-year-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 the 2019 Idaho Family Physician of the Year by the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians. A tribute to honor him took place at the organization’s 71st Annual Conference. Dr. McGrath was commended for his generous contributions to his profession, his ongoing dedication to his patients and his commitment to his community.

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07/08/2019 Comagine Health https://comagine.org/f9d66f24-f81b-4cab-87d9-2bfb24768c26
Comagine Health selected as Prime Awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services https://comagine.org/article/comagine-health-selected-prime-awardee-network-quality-improvement-and-innovation 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 Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor. As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering with other Quality Improvement contractors under the new CMS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract mechanism to support quality improvement efforts, each NQIIC may serve as:

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06/20/2019 Comagine Health https://comagine.org/78096268-caee-443e-8e27-9f8af975b0fa
How pharmacists can increase naloxone distribution, reduce opioid-related harms https://comagine.org/article/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 will help combat the opioid epidemic by measuring pharmacists’ most effective methods for naloxone education and distribution. RESPOND TO PREVENT combines two pharmacy-specific educational interventions that have shown promise in reducing opioid-related harms, and this study will investigate the impact of the approach by deploying it at pharmacies across the country.

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06/07/2019 Comagine Health https://comagine.org/2ea56b9a-892c-4be2-9965-9dd6f7ea8eb6