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Executive Health Management

Healthcare 2021: Five Major Trends

2020 27 Nov

As might be expected, the focus of research and technological developments has shifted to tackling the lingering COVID-19 crisis. This includes trialling new vaccines to help prevent the coronavirus spread, developing simple apps for early detection of infection, and building ‘smart cities’ to better respond to future outbreaks.   You might... Read more

Executive Health Management

Democracy Against COVID-19

2020 18 Nov

A new analysis provides insights into how democratic institutions play a significant role in the way countries mount quick policy response to existential threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic (Shvetsova et al. 2020).   You might also like: Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”   When institutional systems... Read more

IT Management

Cross-Border Management of COVID-19 Lab Results

2020 27 Oct

Two digital initiatives are being tested aimed at facilitating cross-border handling of COVID-19-realted lab results for travellers and governments.   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ through ethical lens   International travel and tourism are among... Read more

Executive Health Management

Drawing from Taiwan’s COVID-19 Experience

2020 26 Oct

A recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific have analysed the pandemic response in Taiwan and outlined a list of recommendations to public health authorities around the world.   You might also like: Where Are the Most Effective Anti-COVID-19 Strategies?   Taiwan, a high-income jurisdiction, has... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Immunity-Based Strategies are ‘Flawed’

2020 16 Oct

Public health measures aiming to achieve ‘herd immunity’ are criticised by a multidisciplinary group of researchers who call it "a dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence".   You might also like: Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”   In the John Snow Memorandum , an open letter published in The... Read more

IT Management

Applying ML to Study India’s COVID-19 Policies

2020 24 Sep

The nudge theory is known to be useful in effecting behaviour change. Using the nudge of ‘nationalism’ in the fight against COVID 19, the government of India was able to motivate its large population to abide by lockdown rules and basic health protocols (e.g. wearing of face masks and frequent handwashing).   You might also like: AI Tool... Read more

Executive Health Management

Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”

2020 15 Sep

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) has released its second report ‘A World in Disorder,’ in which it harshly criticises the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   You might also like: Assessing COVID-19 Response   Created in 2017 and formally launched in 2018, the GPMB is an independent monitoring and accountability... Read more