A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards

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 wereContinue reading “A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards”

A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards

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 newContinue reading “A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards”

A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards

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 andContinue reading “A Note to Hospital and Health System CEOs and Boards”

A Note To Hospital and Health System Leaders

Note to readers: This is the introduction that will kick off a 4-part blog series on strategic planning for hospitals and health systems. You have been through a lot. We have battled the first pandemic in a decade. For many of you, this will have been the first pandemic you have led an organization through.Continue reading “A Note To Hospital and Health System Leaders”

Important Information for Parents: Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS): A Possible COVID Complication in Children

While children seem to be less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 (this is my guess at this time) or alternatively, if they are just as susceptible but tend to disproportionately get asymptomatic disease from the novel coronavirus that causes COVID, there is a rare complication that may be caused by COVID that we are only seeing inContinue reading “Important Information for Parents: Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS): A Possible COVID Complication in Children”

The Most Frequent Question I get about COVID

Here is the most frequent question I get. It goes something like this. The virus isn’t going away. We can’t stop it without a vaccine and that could be a very long time, and our economy cannot be shut down that long. The only way to slow it down is to achieve herd immunity. WeContinue reading “The Most Frequent Question I get about COVID”

Why Idaho Employers Should NOT use Antibody Testing Today to “Get People Back to Work”

No test is perfect. We can certainly strive for perfection, but perfection is not a proper criterion for the development or use of a test. As a physician, two golden rules have guided my past practice. Number one, don’t order a test unless you plan to do something different depending on its result (lots ofContinue reading “Why Idaho Employers Should NOT use Antibody Testing Today to “Get People Back to Work””

Will Your Business be Covered for Financial Losses Due to Coronavirus?

 Well, the first step is to see if any of your insurance policies provide for business interruption or business disruption coverage. It is certainly possible that you have a separate policy for business interruption, but not infrequently, this may be covered under an overall comprehensive coverage policy or as part of a property/casualty policy. ItContinue reading “Will Your Business be Covered for Financial Losses Due to Coronavirus?”