The Power of Data in a Pandemic

31st Mar 2020

'The NHS is facing an unprecedented challenge. Responding to the Covid-19 crisis will require everything we have and more. In the fight against this pandemic, decision-makers will need accurate real-time information. To understand and anticipate demand on health and care services, we need a robust operating picture of the virus, how it’s spreading, where it might spread next and how that will affect the NHS and social care services. On the supply side, we need to know where the system is likely to face strain first, be that on ventilators, beds or staff sickness.'

Read the rest of this article and consider the privacy and storage issues as well as the unprecedented level of cooperation here on the healthtech blog.

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