In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the undeniable fractures and weaknesses it has exposed in the American health care system, the NAM has undertaken a sector-by-sector review of the health system, the weaknesses that existed prior to COVID-19, how the sector has responded to the pandemic, and opportunities for strengthening and transforming how the health system operates in America after COVID-19. These papers will include analysis of public health; care systems; research; health payers; clinicians; quality, safety, and standards organizations; health product manufacturers and innovators; patients, families, and communities; and digital health. The papers will be published in NAM Perspectives beginning in April 2021 and will subsequently be bundled and released, with a previously unpublished concluding chapter, as an NAM Special Publication in the Fall of 2021.
Public Health COVID-19 Impact Assessment: Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs
Published April 7, 2021
About the Public Health Assessment
“COVID-19 provides a stark reminder of the tremendous social value of robust public health systems and the harrowing consequences for populations when those capabilities are allowed to atrophy through neglect and underinvestment.”
The first of nine papers focused on opportunities for health system transformation after COVID-19 focuses on state and local public health, systemic challenges that may have hampered their response to the pandemic, and strategies to close these gaps and reinforce the system as a whole.
Tweet this! Public health leaders outline priority actions and policy considerations for reinforcing public health infrastructure after #COVID19, including addressing funding, leadership and workforce, and modernizing IT capabilities: https://doi.org/10.31478/202104c #TransformingHealth
Care Systems COVID-19 Impact Assessment: Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs
Published April 7, 2021
About the Care Systems Assessment
“Although health systems adapted throughout the pandemic to meet the needs of patients, the overall pandemic experience highlights opportunities for the sector to not only improve long-term preparedness for public health emergencies but also the effectiveness of baseline operations.”
The second of nine papers focused on opportunities for health system transformation after COVID-19 focuses on care delivery systems, systemic challenges that may have hampered their response to the pandemic, and strategies to close these gaps and reinforce the system as a whole.
Tweet this! Care system leaders outline priority actions for reinforcing how care systems operate after #COVID19, including ensuring supply chain surge capacity, addressing health inequities, and supporting the health care workforce: https://doi.org/10.31478/202104d #TransformingHealth