Most believe that AI and machine learning can improve clinicians’ ability to make informed and therapeutic decisions. Where people disagree is on how far away that future is, and what exactly it will look like, says John Halamka, MD.
From delivering respirators and protective masks to hospitals, to providing training materials for medical professionals, the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition is pooling its resources to improve clinical outcomes and advocate for effective policies, says Dr. John Halamka.
Between the “all consuming” efforts to ensure providers can deliver care and support a remote workforce in the midst of COVID-19, while also trying to make sense of the recent regulatory changes, healthcare IT leaders face challenging times. But there’s an opportunity there, says Dr. John Halamka.
In the absence of a focused response, pandemics thrive, says Dr. John Halamka. By uniting healthcare organizations, technology companies, non-profits, academia, and startups, the COVID-19 Coalition aims to “leverage their unique strengths for the benefit of all.”
Although a pandemic can certainly bring out the worst in some, it’s clearly not the case for all, says Dr. John Halamka, who points out some of the great work being done in the private sector to help better understand COVID-19.