Big data can improve response times to global health crises.
The 2014 Ebola epidemic highlighted just how ill-equipped the global health system is to tackle a large-scale crisis. Trevor Mundel, the head of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, makes a case for capturing big data in health care to enable coordinated global responses to outbreaks. Though he moves rapidly through this broad subject matter, Mundel supports his arguments with engaging graphics and anecdotal examples. getAbstract recommends his hopeful report to health care administrators and to anyone interested in the future of global health and diagnostics.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the world learned from the 2014 Ebola crisis
- Why big data is crucial to improving global health
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