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26 August 2020

COVID-19 and the role of new technologies in public health practices

In two new articles co-authored with researchers from partner institutions, Dr Zisis Kozlakidis, Group Head of the Laboratory Services and Biobank Group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), comments on the potential impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on health-care services and in enhancing the role of new technologies in future health-care provision. The articles were published in the journals Frontiers in Medicine and The Lancet Global Health, respectively.

The Opinion article in Frontiers in Medicine, titled “Healthcare transformation in the post-coronavirus pandemic era”, outlines various areas in which the COVID-19 pandemic has already accelerated the adoption and the acceptability of data- and technology-driven solutions, and discusses remaining challenges and areas of concern.

The Comment in The Lancet Global Health, titled “Global health and data-driven policies for emergency responses to infectious disease outbreaks”, focuses on issues of data sharing, including current and envisioned digital solutions to improve access to data, and administrative, ethical, and legal hurdles that remain to be sufficiently addressed.

Jazieh AR, Kozlakidis Z.
Healthcare transformation in the post-coronavirus pandemic era
Front Med, Published online 28 July 2020;
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2020.00429

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Kozlakidis Z, Abduljawad J, Al Khathaami AM, Schaper L, Stelling J.
Global health and data-driven policies for emergency responses to infectious disease outbreaks
Lancet Glob Health, Published online 10 August 2020;
https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30361-2

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Published in section: IARC News

Publication date: 26 August, 2020, 8:20

Direct link: https://www.iarc.fr/news-events/covid-19-and-the-role-of-new-technologies-in-public-health-practices/

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