[WEBCAST] COVID-19: A Medical Innovation Accelerator? [POSTPONED]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Business Council Series
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed tremendous strain on healthcare systems worldwide, and has exposed gaps that may well serve as lessons for the future. Much of the focus has been on testing kits and a vaccine, but healthcare providers have increasingly deployed medical innovations more widely, such as telemedicine and robotics, to meet some of these challenges brought on by the pandemic. For example, telemedicine has allowed healthcare providers to consult and screen patients to decrease exposure where possible. Innovators are also looking to robotics to do the same.
Join the Asia Society Business Council for a conversation on how the COVID experience has accelerated innovation in the medical sector — where are some of the emerging advances to healthcare and healthcare management, and how will it shape the future of medicine. What recommendations are there for governments, investors, and innovators to integrate these technologies to improve public health?
Dr. Satchit Balsari is assistant professor in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has been a fellow at Harvard FXB since 2009, where his research has contributed to advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. Previously, he served as Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His research has resulted in innovative applications of mobile, cloud-based technology to address public health challenges in mass gatherings, disasters, and humanitarian crises. His signature initiatives include project EMcounter (a customizable, portable digital surveillance tool, the latest iteration of which was used at the world’s largest mass gathering, the Kumbh Mela in India) and Voices, a crowd-sourced, online disaster response analysis tool. At Harvard, he co-teaches a university-wide course “Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems,” led by Professor Tarun Khanna, director of Harvard’s Mittal Institute; and “Societal Response to Disaster and War,” with Professor Leaning at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. In March 2017, the President of India awarded him India’s highest honor in medicine, the Dr B.C. Roy National Award for “outstanding services in the field of sociomedical relief.” He was an Aspen Ideas Scholar (2016) and is an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader.
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This program is part of the Asia Society Business Council program series focused on COVID-19’s long-term impact on business, in coordination with Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative and Harvard University's Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute.
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