September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital

Critical Care in Critical Settings: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Supporting and Protecting the Frontline

For many health systems around the world, COVID-19 has exacerbated an already stretched healthcare workforce who have been asked to do more with less in the context of a complex public health crisis. Frontline clinicians required  access to accurate information and clinically validated treatment protocols to support their management of patient care and reduce stress in a crisis situation. The accelerated implementation of digital innovations created a truly unprecedented opportunity to facilitate and improve management of care, reduce risk of transmission to patients and staff, and support the workforce in their acute response.  
Convening global experts who experienced the reality of the recent crisis comparing experiences and conclusions on the topic of supporting the workforce, this session will also highlight the results of the Future Health survey, revealing essential requirements to support the clinicians of the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise how frontline clinicians have been supported with appropriate information, protocols, accurate data and clinical recommendations.
  • Understand how Covid has accelerated the digital agenda in an unprecedented manner, encouraging acceptance of digital and remote consultations by clinicians and patients alike.
  • Discover how COVID-19 has accelerated the deployment of digital health solutions in large hospital systems, including the use of apps and online consultations to maintain quality of care for patients during the crisis. 

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
14:50 - 15:35


Sarah Newcombe
Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO)
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Catherine Peters
Consultant Endocrinologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Ana Rafaela Prado
Chief Medical Information Officer
Cascais Hospital
Maurizio Cecconi
Head of Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Units
Humanitas Research Hospital
Jan Kimpen
Chief Medical Officer