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More Than 1.8 Million People Have Been Vaccinated: Covid-19 Tracker

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Our latest U.S. tally includes 556,208 shots, with details from 40 states and territories The first Covid-19 shots have been given to more than 1.8 million people in five countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. It’s the start of the biggest vaccination campaign in history and one of the largest logistical challenges ever undertaken. Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14 with health-care […]

Notes and Issues Encountered from Organizations Who Have Began Administering COVID-19 Vaccines

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Scheduling Most scheduling through employee/occupational health ACTION: Need a “call list” to fill in for no-shows People were showing up at a time different from their scheduled time.  ACTION: Create a plan to deal with this situation ACTION: Need a list that prioritizes who “should” get a shot first ACTION: Recommend polling for the list […]

7 healthcare leaders share messages, marketing strategies that encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

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Facing challenges ranging from misinformation campaigns to public hesitancy, healthcare leaders are sharing the messages they want to spread to encourage COVID-19 vaccination and some of the strategies their organizations are taking for marketing campaigns. Here are seven messages and marketing campaign strategies that physicians and healthcare organizations want to push for vaccine education: Read […]

U.S. The Mass Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines Is Under Way. ‘Everything Has to Come Together.’

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Trucks filled with Covid-19 vaccine vials pulled out of Pfizer Inc.’s Kalamazoo, Mich., production plant on Sunday morning, part of one of the largest mass mobilizations since the country’s factories were repurposed to help fight World War II. The effort to vaccinate the nation relies on chemists, factory workers, truck drivers, pilots, data scientists, bureaucrats, pharmacists and health-care workers. It […]

A Nursing Researcher’s Experience in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

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I was scrolling through Instagram in early August 2020 when I saw an advertisement that caught my attention. Usually, I swipe past these without a second glance, but this was for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine trial. It was recruiting participants for the highly publicized phase 3 trial of a new vaccine, BNT162b2, that […]

The average cost of a hospital COVID-19 test in each state

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The cost of getting a standard COVID-19 test at hospitals varies drastically by state, according to a nationwide study conducted by Hospital Pricing Specialists. For the analysis, Hospital Pricing Specialists reviewed billing data from 2,862 hospitals across the U.S. to determine the average price of a nasal swab COVID-19 test. The claims reviewed had the Current […]

Notes on COVID-19 Vaccine Planning

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Below is Information from our latest COVID vaccine sharing session by network members: • The use of the Project Management Office and the Process Improvement teams to design and adjust new workflows are going great • Will need to stagger inoculating staff in case of adverse reaction • Inoculate staff at the end of their […]

Podcast, The Lens – 18. Designing the Future of Healthcare

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            A panel of Catalysis faculty members, including: Ted Toussaint, Adam Ward, and Pete Knox join us to discuss new care model development and why this thinking is the future of healthcare delivery. New care models must be designed to meet the needs of the future healthcare environment. Process improvement […]

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