Creating a Modern Public Health System
The many barriers and delays faced by the nation as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020 should serve as lessons learned; if we wait to modernize and adequately fund public health activities until there is another crisis, it will be too late. Policymakers must act swiftly to enact meaningful reforms to ensure we are better prepared for the next public health threat.
While there are many problems with the current system to be explored, the report focuses on areas related to technology and data, and focus on digital health and innovation. Through this lens, we focused on two main problem areas that help define the needed changes: fragmented and outdated systems.