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Health Systems for the Future – Resilience, Collaboration, innovation
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Health Systems for the Future – Resilience, Collaboration, innovation
Health systems have faced immense strain, criticism and praise as they responded, innovated and adapted out of necessity. The digitalisation of health services have been accelerated at unprecedented pace to secure the continuous delivery of public services. The measures introduced to curb the spread of the virus have required citizens to adopt and comply with new behaviours (hand washing, social distancing) which called for rapid online and offline public communication. The rapid spread of the virus has required a fast requalification of workers to aid overcharged hospital staff. The rapidity of these changes invites a reflection on the responsiveness and long-term resilience of health systems, whether this will be dependent on their ability to adapt on an ongoing basis or whether this will be limited to the exceptional circumstances of the crisis. The session will invite a reflection on the lessons learned and directions of change of health systems following the crisis.
- Ilze Vinkele, Minister of Health, Latvia
- Ran Balicer, Chief Innovation Officer at Clalit Health Services & Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute
- Leo Varadkar, Deputy Prime Minister, Ireland