Reimagine, Reboot, Retool: Healthcare Post-COVID

COVID-19 in many ways catapulted health care into the future as it propelled the rapid adoption of technologies such as telehealth, drones that deliver medical supplies, and germ-zapping robots. At the same time, a U.S. public health infrastructure stuck in the era of the lowly fax machine hampered COVID-19 case reporting and contact tracing, which are crucial to slowing the virus’ spread. In this session, learn about how the pandemic:
- Accelerated adoption of certain technologies that once seemed far-fetched;
- Highlighted technological, structural and social divides that slowed efforts to control the virus; and
- Made the case for reimagining, rebooting and retooling America’s health care infrastructure.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Reed Abelson

The New York Times

Richard S Isaacs Md Facs

The Permanente Federation

Jennifer H Mieres

Northwell Health

Lisa Suennen

Manatt Ventures


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