September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital

Critical Care in Critical Settings: Preparing for the Next Wave

The world was caught off-guard as Covid-19 emerged in China and spread rapidly across the globe, ruthlessly exposing the strengths and weaknesses of individual healthcare systems and organisations. Nations watched in horror and learned from each other’s rapid responses to the virus as countries across the continents went into lockdown in quick succession and death tolls rose. Public health approaches to the pandemic became a national topic of conversation, with talk of test and trace and disease surveillance spreading far beyond healthcare circles. A new spirit of global, cross-sector collaboration and innovation was in the air.
This session will convene global experts in healthcare and technology to share crucial, evidence-based learning from the first phase of the pandemic to support preparations for second and subsequent waves. They will explore how digital innovation and technology supported health systems’ responses across the sectors, identifying those that are most ripe for adopting and scaling in a bid to prevent or at least mitigate the health, social and economic impact of new waves of this devastating virus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how the public health crisis facilitated innovation in digital health technologies.
  • Understand the challenges of implementing new technologies rapidly into clinical pathways.
  • Learn how crucial it is to involve health professionals in the design, adoption, implementation and evalution of new technologies.

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
16:00 - 16:45


Prof Charmaine Gauci
Director General/ Superintendent of Public Health
Department for Health Regulation, MOH Malta
Katrin Reinhold
Estonian Health and Welfare Information Systems’ Centre
Minal Bakhai
National Clinical Director for Digital First Primary Care
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Josep Vidal-Alaball
Head of the Central Catalonia Innovation and Research Primary Care Unit
Catalan Institute of Health, Department of Health Government of Catalonia
Ifan Evans
Director of Technology, Digital & Transformation
Welsh Government Health and Social Services