Answering the Challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic Through Innovation and Ingenuity
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created a maelstrom of challenges affecting virtually every aspect of global healthcare system. Critical hospital capacity issues, depleted ventilator and personal protective equipment stockpiles, severely strained supply chains, profound economic slowdown, and the tremendous human cost all culminated in what is questionably one of the most profound challenges that humanity faced in decades, if not centuries. Effective global response to the current pandemic will require innovation and ingenuity. This chapter discusses various creative approaches and ideas that arose in response to COVID-19, as well as some of the most impactful future trends that emerged as a result. Among the many topics discussed herein are telemedicine, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, stereolithography, and distance learning.
Kelley, Kathryn Clare; Kamler, Jonathan; Garg, Manish; and Stawicki, Stanislaw P., "Answering the Challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic Through Innovation and Ingenuity" (2021). Department of Surgery @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 57.