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QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

Cate Nagus

Cate Nagus is a Primaris Quality Improvement Program Specialist for work with TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization. Nagus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, works on the behavioral health task to support primary care practices in improving depression and alcohol screening rates and inpatient psychiatric facilities in reducing 30-day readmission rates. She has a passion for improving behavioral health services across health care settings and spreading the word about the relationship between behavioral health and physical health.
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The Physician Is In: A How-To Guide For Motivational Interviewing

Posted by Cate Nagus on Jan 11, 2018 9:03:00 AM

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Your patient’s lab work shows continued elevated blood glucose levels, a red-light warning sign for diabetes. His body mass index (BMI) hasn’t improved, and now it even qualifies as “morbidly obese.” As the exam begins, perhaps frustration is setting in because you’ve had countless discussions with not only this patient but many – dozens? – before him about developing a healthier diet and becoming more active.

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Topics: person-centered care, healthcare, motivational interviewing

Depression Awareness Month: Treating the Whole Patient

Posted by Cate Nagus on Oct 2, 2017 9:03:00 AM

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Topics: mental health news, depression

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