September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital

Critical Care in Critical Settings: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Making the Most of Data in Times of Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact on health systems across the world. Countries had to react rapidly to start gathering real time data, indicators and clinical evidence, and to adapt to a constantly changing public health landscape in order to optimize the sharing of healthcare resources. An important question continues to face health systems: how do we build a complete view of the outbreak, integrating the most accurate frontline dashboard data from primary, secondary and social sectors with contact tracing and citizen sourced data to increase the precision of our predictions and build the most efficient ecosystem response? And where do we draw the new privacy lines? As healthcare leaders contemplate the “long tail” of the outbreak, this session convenes a panel of global health and technology experts who will share their views on the preparedness of health systems to fully optimize the value of data when it really is vital: during a health crisis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health system preparedness and lessons learnt from the current crisis, including the sharing of rapid and accurate data collation and evaluation within nations, regions and globally, to inform public health policy.
  • Recognise the importance of accurate information disseminated to the public, and the challenge of promoting public trust in official communication.
  • Understand the challenges of balancing citizens' health versus economic health in the creation of public health strategy.

Attending this session will earn you Continuing Educational Credits for CAHIMS and CPHIMS as well as accreditation by the ICN and CPD. To apply for accreditation, please click here.

Session Details

September 7, 2020
13:55 - 14:40


Tanya Pankhurst
Chief Clinical Informatics Office
University Hospitals Birmingham
Mariam Shokralla
Digital Health Consultant
Jeff Terry
CEO, Clinical Command Centers
Jeffrey V Lazarus
Associate Research Professor, Head of the Health Systems Research Group
Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal)