EBOLA. PART 13. Ebola Treatment Centers are having difficulty maintaining their ability to respond to Ebola cases that may come again to the U.S.

In 2016 The World Health Organization identified the top 8 emerging diseases that were likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever; Ebola; Marburg; Lassa Fever; MERS; SARS;  Nipah; and Rift Valley fever. (Q) The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is breaching its contiguous borders with South Sudan,

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“Walmart’s (health care) strategy is based on price competition. Patients know what services will cost before they walk into the physician’s office. Prices are rock-bottom.”

Health care “disruption” is well underway with most attention focused on paradigm-challenging players like: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase forming an independent health care company for their employees; and the CVS Health Aetna Acquisition. In the meantime, under-the-radar, Walmart’s strategy has been “based on the hospital inefficiency in innovation and the business theory of

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PART 3. SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS. “I was never in a position to preselect who (would) perform my heart transplant,” (and if the physicians and surgeons were in network)….because I did not know when a new heart would become available.

THIS CASE HAS BEEN ABRIDGED TO FACILITATE DISCUSSION. Parts 1-4 have been condensed 40%. Going forward all new cases will be shorter and for ongoing cases new and previous posts will be thoughtfully edited. On continuing cases do you prefer that new posts be shown first or last? Reminder. You can edit these cases for

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PART 4. CANDIDA AURIS. “.. nursing facilities, and long-term hospitals, are…continuously cycling infected patients, or those who carry the germ, into hospitals and back again.”

New PART 4 after PARTS 1, 2, and 3 PART 1. April16, 2019. Is it ethical for the public not to be notified about new “super bugs” in hospitals so they can decide whether or not to go to affected hospitals? PART 2. May 13, 2019. CANDIDA AURIS. “In 30 years, I’ve never faced so

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. PART 1. Military helicopters and jets were overhead, as President Bush was getting ready to leave NYC. PART 2. LESSONS LEARNED memorandum by hospital CEO Jonathan Metsch goes “viral”…

PART 1. *written by Jonathan M. Metsch on September 14, 2001; published in the Jersey Journal on September 18, 2001 Military helicopters and jets were overhead, as President Bush was getting ready to leave. The plumes of smoke from the World Trade Center were still billowing skyward. Suddenly a huge white military hospital ship with

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RAPID RESPONSE. Hurricane Dorian – Hospital Preparedness

ASSIGNMENT: You are the CEO of a hospital in the cone of Hurricane Dorian! Tomorrow morning you have an 8AM Board of Trustees Conference Call to brief Board members on your hospital’s Rapid Response plan. Starting with the sources below prepare your 15 minute presentation! ____________________ We don’t know what we don’t know” The challenge

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