Turbulence health systems: engineering a rapidly adaptive health system for times of crisis

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The coronavirus epidemic has provided us a teachable moment in how to run a healthcare system. Dealing with this pandemic has required near-wartime levels of health system reconfiguration and reinvention—often with heroic effort and unprecedented commitment of resources. By the time this pandemic is over, we will have learnt much about how to manage the next one.1 2 Innovations in contact tracing, vaccine engineering, accelerated research translation through open science and in public health interventions will all make managing a future pandemic easier.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere100363
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ Health and Care Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021

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  • decision support systems
  • health communication
  • health services research
  • information science
  • management
  • public health informatics


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