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Commonly Asked Questions about the New (Pfizer) COVID Vaccine

Commonly Asked Questions about the New (Pfizer) COVID Vaccine

Dr. Pate’s blog Commonly Asked Questions about the New (Pfizer) COVID Vaccine Posted by  ceopate     December 12, 2020               Should I get the vaccine? For most people, the answer is yes. For this first vaccine, you will have to be at least 16 years of age. Those who have had severe allergic reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any components of this vaccine in the past will not be eligible to receive the vaccine. We…

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Three Things to Know about Herd Immunity by Dr. David Pate

Three Things to Know about Herd Immunity by Dr. David Pate

Dr. Pate’s blog Herd Immunity for SARS-CoV-2 Posted byceopateAugust 2, 2020 I frequently get asked about herd immunity, what is it; how long will it take us to get to it for this new SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID; and why don’t we just throw caution to the wind, lock up granny and throw COVID parties until we have enough people infected (no one has actually phrased it this way, but you know you were thinking it!) that we now have…

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A Note to Hospital & Health System CEOs & Boards, by David Pate, MD, Part IV

A Note to Hospital & Health System CEOs & Boards, by David Pate, MD, Part IV

Dr. Pate’s blog A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards The Time to Seriously Reevaluate Your Organization’s Strategy is Now Part IV This is the last of a four-part blog series on reevaluating your organization’s strategy. If you read the first three blog posts, you have considered the following very important factors as you contemplate what your strategy should be: Your financial repositioning following the pandemic. The financial pressures on the individuals, companies and local governments you serve….

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A Note to Hospital & Health System CEOs & Boards, Part III, by David Pate, MD

A Note to Hospital & Health System CEOs & Boards, Part III, by David Pate, MD

Dr. Pate’s blog A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards Posted byceopateJune 7, 2020Posted inUncategorized This is part III of a four-part blog series entitled, “The Time to Seriously Reevaluate Your Organization’s Strategy is Now.” The health care delivery system in the U.S. is about to realign. The pandemic has likely accelerated alignment decisions that hospitals and physicians were already considering or would likely soon consider even if it were not for the coronavirus. With all that has…

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A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards, Part II, by David Pate, MD

A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards, Part II, by David Pate, MD

Dr. Pate’s blog A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards Posted byceopateMay 30, 2020Posted inUncategorized The Time to Seriously Reevaluate Your Organization’s Strategy is Now Part II In Part I of this series, I encouraged health care leaders and their boards to reevaluate their strategic plans in light of the impact of the pandemic as well as the changes in health care that we likely will face with the new normal. In Part II, let’s continue the exploration…

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A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards, Part I, by David Pate, MD

A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards, Part I, by David Pate, MD

Dr. Pate’s blog A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards Posted byceopateMay 24, 2020Posted inUncategorized The Time to Seriously Reevaluate Your Organization’s Strategy is Now Part 1 of a 4-part blog series First of all, I wish to convey my appreciation to all of you for the amazing response to the coronavirus pandemic. I have always been proud of the important work we do as health care workers, leaders and board members, but I have been even more…

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2019 Predictions: a rocky road for hospitals, new players, artificial intelligence and more

2019 Predictions: a rocky road for hospitals, new players, artificial intelligence and more

2019 Predictions: a rocky road for hospitals, new players, artificial intelligence and more By Dr. David C. Pate, News and Community January 1, 2019 The landscape for health care has significantly changed with the mid-term elections that resulted in a shift of control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans to Democrats. What can we expect in 2019? Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act Given the Democrats’ control of the House, the only changes the Trump administration…

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How Does a Virtual Care Center Work? See What St. Luke’s is Doing!

How Does a Virtual Care Center Work? See What St. Luke’s is Doing!

St. Luke’s Virtual Care Center Will Extend Reach, Expand Services From left to right: Krista Stadler, senior director of telehealth services for St. Luke’s Health System, Lisa Knox, St. Luke’s project manager and Diane Wilson, St. Luke’s interior designer, on a recent tour of the 35,000 square foot virtual care center. By Chereen Langrill, News and Community April 3, 2018 St. Luke’s Virtual Care Center is one of the most exciting developments for patients served by St. Luke’s since I…

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Thinking Globally, Executing Locally: St. Luke’s Plans the Patient-Centered ‘Medical Neighborhood’

Thinking Globally, Executing Locally: St. Luke’s Plans the Patient-Centered ‘Medical Neighborhood’

Thinking Globally, Executing Locally: St. Luke’s Plans the Patient-Centered ‘Medical Neighborhood’ Care coordination is a significant part of the team-based care approach at St. Luke’s Clinic – Payette Family Medicine and St. Luke’s Clinic – McCall Internal Medicine. Team huddles – like the one shown here – are often held to discuss patient care plans. By Chereen Langrill, News and Community March 6, 2018 Besides the malaligned incentives created by fee for service, one of the biggest downsides of that…

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It’s Time for a Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform by Dr. David Pate

It’s Time for a Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform by Dr. David Pate

It’s Time for a Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform By Dr. David C. Pate, News and Community July 25, 2017 We all watched as the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It was hugely unpopular. The bill then went to the Senate, where senators said they were going to start with a clean slate and instead tweaked the AHCA to come up with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It soon became clear that the…

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