A professional investigates in the lab with test tubes / EFE / Merck Salud
Since the pandemic arrived, the health system has been seen how to put aside many diseases to focus all its powers on defeating COVID-19.
But it was this position that left some lessons, according to professionals, that should be applied to the rest of the diseases once the epidemic is reversed.
One of them was in the digital aspect derived from confinement, as they explain from the Merck Salud Foundation, which represented an advance in terms of digital infrastructure for the sector with remote assistance or remote diagnosis, among others.
The head of this foundation, Carmen Gonzalez Madrid, points to six keys that were learned in the last year.
He believes that lessons should be taken into account to advance research in science and health.
What have we learned from the epidemic
1. Take advantage of everything we learned in the COVID-19 era
Keep everything running well and efficiently during this time. Strategic reorientation Towards promoting health, preventing disease and dependency, as well as developing a common set of health services.
2. Incorporate digital tools
Adapt The digital transformation of society. Carmen González Madrid believes that it is not worth saying that we are not digital citizens, and that we cannot do “this or that”.
3. Work in search of alliances and synergies
The Merck Salud Foundation has adhered to the Science and Research Charter of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, with the aim of: Increase public investment in R + D + I.
It also signed an initiative from the Ministry of Education to promote STEAM careers (disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in relation to the arts and humanities).
4. Work cooperatively and transparently
The epidemic included developing a vaccine against time through international cooperation. Learning from this We assume accelerated collaborative work for many investigations Which has been developed for years in various fields of health.
5. Strengthening efforts to achieve health achievements
It is imperative that health efforts be persevered and strengthened. Access Artificial intelligence It will revolutionize health and personalized medicine.
6. Work with enthusiasm
Changes stemming from the pandemic have forced us to leave our comfort zone. They offered a broader view, and a boost Productivity at work And efficiency in relations.