Digital Vaccines – Can This AI Tool Save Us from Ourselves?

The following is a guest article by Dr. Neecey Hudson, PhD – Founder & Chief Scientist at Hood Medicine Initiative. Pandemic preparedness has now become a paramount concern across the globe. From vaccine supply chain logistics to hospital capacity management, many nations have failed to provide competent response measures that equitably protect their citizens and reduce the spread of infection, while low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are facing enormous challenges to do so. This global crisis has tested our ability as a civilization to respond to public health emergencies and mitigate the impact of geopolitical interference impeding our collective adherence to sensible policies geared towards disease prevention. Innovative, low-cost interventions are needed to supplement traditional measures in a manner that is irrespective of coordinated government provisions. One thing upon which all experts can agree is that multilayered approaches to combating communicable diseases optimize herd protection. For airborne viruses like SARS-CoV-2, this includes not only vaccination programs, but also testing and tracing protocols, social distancing, masking, and other physical barriers to infection. However, economic, political, and social pressures have worked in concert to deprioritize the implementation of preventative measures in many countries. In addition, public health communications efforts have been thwarted by targeted disinformation that easily takes hold amidst...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bhargav Sri Prakash Carnegie Mellon Universtiy COVID-19 Digital Vaccines Dr. Neecy Hudson FriendsLearn Healthcare AI Healthcare Infodemic Hood Medicine I Source Type: blogs