Mar 19, Howard Luks, Joel Topf, Ethan Weiss, Carrie Diulus, Nancy Yen Shipley, Eric Levi, and Bryan Vartabedian
Accurate, actionable information during an epidemic can save lives. Physicians are on the front line of this epidemic. Not only are they treating the sick, but they are also cringing at the misinformation spread through both traditional broadcast and social media. Unfortunately, evidence is often slow, methodical, and boring and has a tough time against clicky headlines and exaggeration. This group of physicians offer up an accurate representation of the current COVID-19 pandemic followed by a set of actionable steps you, your loved ones, politicians and local officials can utilize.
Mar 18, Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt
Since the COVID-19 pandemic became very real for all of us in the US a couple of weeks ago, our team at Catalyst @ Health 2.0 has been working on a way to support the wider health tech community. We have created a resource hub on innovators who are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maximize our response efforts to the coronavirus outbreak, we are collecting information on specific solutions for COVID-19 issues from digital innovators in several categories like telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and disaster preparedness.
Mar 16, Tony Estrella
Current data is showing that individuals can have COVID-19 without showing symptoms during the first 5 days, AND this may also be when individuals are most infectious. This dilemma reveals pain points for screening and diagnosis of COVID-19. From the screening perspective, how can we better identify people who can spread the virus? And for diagnostics, how do we deploy tests at a large scale to assess whether large groups of people currently have COVID-19? With problems in mind, Tony assesses what considerations can help shape the solution design for both screening and diagnostics to fix this critical pain point.