Resilient Health,
Edition 1 Leveraging Technology and Social Innovations to Transform Healthcare for COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond
Edited by Judy Kuriansky and Pradeep Kakkattil

Publication Date: 29 Jul 2024
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Resilient Health: Leveraging Technology and Social Innovations to Transform Healthcare for COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond presents game-changing and disruptive technological innovations and social applications in physical and mental healthcare around the world for the post-COVID age and beyond, addressing the urgent need for care. In this first-of-its kind comprehensive volume, experts and stakeholders from all sectors - government and the public and private sectors - offer models and frameworks for policy, programming, and financing to transform healthcare, address inequities, close the treatment gap, and “build back better,¿ especially for under-resourced vulnerable communities globally, to “leave no one behind¿ and advance development globally. Contributions from world experts cover 8 essential parts: The context and challenges for resilient health systems to shape the future; developments and directions (AI, VR, MR, IVAs and more); an innovations toolbox, also targeted for special populations and settings (women, youth, ageing, migrants, disabled persons, indigenous peoples, in the workplace); the role of stakeholders (governments, the United Nations bodies, and the public and private sector); forums and networks; innovative financing; resources, lessons learned and the way forward.

Key Features

  • Addresses the “hot¿ topic today in the ever-emerging landscape of disruptive digital healthcare delivery, covering critical issues and solutions in digital health, big data, and artificial intelligence as well as benefits and challenges, and ethical concerns
  • Provides case examples of transformative and radical solutions to urgent health needs, especially in remote low-resource settings as well as in less well-covered regions of Central and South America and MENA (Middle East and North Africa)
  • Positions health innovations at the nexus of the global framework of Universal Health Coverage and of the United Nations Sustainable Developing Goals to achieve SDG3 - good health and well-being –at the intersection with climate action, gender equality, quality education, eradication of poverty and hunger, sustainable cities, environmental protection and others.
  • Serves as an exceptional resource, reference, teaching tool, and guide for all stakeholders including civil society and NGOs, government, think tanks, investors, academia, researchers and practitioners, product developers and all policymakers and programmers involved in planning and delivering healthcare, including an extensive section of resources in the digital health space in various categories like publications, conferences, and collaboratives.
  • Provides examples of, and encourages, multi-stakeholder partnerships essential to re-imagine health systems, delivery and access, and to achieve intended healthcare objectives
About the author
Edited by Judy Kuriansky, International Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Columbia University Teachers College, USA and Visiting Professor, Peking Health Sciences Center and Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Office of Innovation, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Table of Contents

PART 1: Overview of the context and challenges in building resilient systems for health today and shaping the future
1. Introduction
2. The state of the world in health and health systems
3. Universal Health Coverage and Japan: In memory of the late former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo of Japan
4. Digital health as an enabler of Universal Health Coverage in the African Region: Contributions of Amref Health Africa
5. Overview of the State of Mental Health in the Covid-19 Recovery and Beyond
6. Social innovation for resilient health systems
7. Digital health and human rights in an unequal world: Technology and human rights in the COVID-19 recovery and beyond
8. How health systems must respond to climate change
9. Disasters and Health: How Technologies are saving the world
10. Health equity, mental health, and partnerships to build back after COVID-19: Multistakeholder perspectives at a United Nations event
11. Traditional medicine to strengthen resilience in healthcare in COVID-19 recovery and beyond
12. Multiomics technologies to Increase resilience, adaptability, and affordability of integrated traditional and western healthcare
13. Structural racism in neuroimaging: Perspectives and solutions
14. Models for building resilient health communities: Strategies of systematic change to resolve a crisis and build back better
15. Ethics in Healthcare Delivery and Public Health: Current and Emerging Issues From the COVID-19 Era

PART 2: Leveraging technologies for health: Developments and directions
16. Technology Innovation for Global Health: The journey so far and a Roadmap for the future
17. Innovations and Technologies for Health: Current state of the art and potential for advancing healthcare
18. Artificial Intelligence: Current state of the art and potential for advancing healthcare
19. Scaling healthcare access through AI: History, definitions, international overview, and the case of Portal Telemedicine
20. Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in COVID-19 recovery and Beyond: The expansion of emerging technology in the medical industry
21. Leveraging technologies for health: Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality and the 5 A’s: The case of Proximie
22. Intelligent Virtual Agents for Current and Emerging Public Health Crises
23. Creating a “Connected Healthcare Ecosystem¿: Digitalization for an Effective Supply Chain
24. Accessing Solar Energy to Deliver Healthcare for All
25. Innovations in drug and vaccine research, development, and distribution in COVID-19 recovery and beyond
26. Innovation: Access to innovative, safe, timely, and affordable surgical healthcare as an indispensable component of resilient health systems
27. Models to Scale Healthcare Technologies for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
28. Game-changing digital mental health interventions: Cases in low and middle income countries and at-risk populations
29. Empowering refugees through technology
30. Evolution in the health ecosystem: Cutting edge technologies and important issues for improved health and mental health in the ongoing COVID-19 recovery
31. Innovations for health using technology in Physical Activity and Sport
32. Is the growing attachment to smartphones and digital media good or bad for our health?

PART 3: The role of stakeholders
33. The role of governments in building resilient health systems
34. Healthcare innovation and leadership: Case study of the United Arab Emirates
35. The role of government in leading the pandemic response: The Estonian experience
36. KK Final: Health innovation and advances in Sierra Leone
37. A brief on the role of government in building or harnessing technology that enhance health service delivery from the perspective of Kenya
38. An unconventional security threat: Mental Health at the United Nations Security Council and Mexico’s Response
39. Leadership skills of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai
40. The seminal role of the United Nations General Assembly in fostering political commitment in support of Global Health with the assistance of the World Health Organization
41. Mental health matters at the United Nations: A web and in-person healthy workplace initiative and response during COVID-19
42. Multilateral organizations orchestrating change through ecosystems
43. The role of regional bodies: Role of the Africain Medicines Agency in securing quality health commodities for resilient health
44. The role of the private sector achieving universal health coverage: Experiences from the UHC2030 private sector constituency
45. Emerging role of NGOs in social innovations: A paradigm shift
46. Unlocking the Promise of Digital Health: A Civil Society Perspective
47. Ending stigma and discrimination in mental health, importance of the voice of persons with lived experience, and recommendations: The Lancet Commission Report
48. Startup nation: Lessons from Israel’s innovation ecosystem
49. Citizen Science: Technology Tools to Empower Consumers for More Resilient and Sustainable Healthcare Systems during COVID-19 and beyond
50. Promoting resilience in the Nepali community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A multistakeholder partnership addressing the United Nations agenda
51. The Nexus Model and the Young Leaders Program: Innovative Models for the Future of the SDGs in Action Campaign and the Global Councils on the Sustainable Development Goals

PART 4: Innovative financing for health
52. Introduction to Innovative Finance for Health
53. Financing Instruments for Innovators to Scale Health Innovations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
54. Financing for Mental Health: A smart investment, not an expense
55. Financing an NGO addressing mental health and poverty during and after a pandemic: My Personal experience

PART 5: The Innovation Toolbox: special populations and interest groups
56. Unlocking potential: Women’s leadership and innovation for health
57. Innovations in Healthcare and Well-being of Persons with Disabilities
58. Innovative Approaches in Meeting the Health Needs of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons
59. Technologically Mediated Resilience for and by Refugees, Migrants and Asylum-Seekers
60. The rise of racial minority health apps
61. The imperative for mental health in the workplace post-COVID-19 and beyond
62. The crucial role of nurses in telehealth
63. The Top 10 New Technologies in Dentistry
64. Gender Disparities Faced by Female Doctors in Pakistan: Training but Turning into Trophy Wives
65. Medical students’ efforts toward the digital transformation of healthcare: Research and policy
66. citiesRISE: A transdisciplinary, youth-driven approach to scale social and technological innovations in mental health and well-being locally and globally
67. Investigating risks and opportunities for children in a digital world: A rapid review of the evidence on children’s internet use and outcomes
68. Impact of Technology on Health and Wellbeing of the Aging Population in the COVID-19 era
69. Families and new technologies: Research, programs, and launch of event series celebrating the International Day of the Family
70. Addiction treatment and recovery using technology innovation to transform healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: The case of St. Joseph’s addiction treatment & recovery centers
71. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Technological Interventions
72. Technology advances addressing the mental health needs of the LGBTQI+ community
73. Immersive technology tools and new media for Indigenous culture wellness
74. Innovative technologies for mental healthcare and well-being: An application for severely mentally ill persons

PART 6: Reports, forums conferences, and networks shaping innovations and expanding partnerships 75. Digital transformation of health featured during Digital Health Week 2021: Profiles of partnerships and health innovations using technology in countries around the world
76. Raising the Profile of Health Technology in Latin America: The RECAINSA Digital Health Forum and Network
77. Raising the Profile of Health Technology in the Middle East (MENA) Region
78. eMental Health International Collaborative: A Network harnessing digital technology to advance well-being globally
79. Reimaging mental healthcare: Technological solutions to close the treatment gap and achieve equity in the Wake of COVID-19
80. Transforming mental health for all: Overview of the World Mental Health Report and launch
81. The UN innovation network

PART 7: The innovation toolbox: Innovations that are driving access to healthcare
82. Breaking the silos: How the Health Innovation and Investment Exchange (HIEx) helps bridge the health innovation ecosystem
83. An innovative platform for healthcare solutions: Health In Your Hands
84. VillageReach: The COVID 411 Initiative
85. Innovation: The importance of community health workers in the new digital world: The case of Lining Goods
86. Innovation in health delivery using technology: Addressing healthcare disparity in India
87. Building resilience and capacities through innovative interventions to transform healthcare in Nepal for COVID-19 recovery and beyond
88. The “Doctor for Every Patient¿ Smart Telehealth Initiative: Increasing resilience and services in the UAE Dubai Health Authority during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
89. Innovation: Digital healthcare model for noncommunicable diseases: The case of PharmAccess NCD Care, Ghana
90. Redesigning healthcare to reach the 52% of the population in most need: The reach52 healthtech social enterprise
91. The new data value web paradigm for healthcare infrastructure in LMICs: The Case of Nexleaf
92. Big Data Innovation: CLODS bridging the gap of access to quality healthcare in developing countries
93. Innovation: Exploring Digmagi’s Digital Platform CommCare: A widely adopted digital solution used by frontline workers worldwide
94. Healthy Entrepreneurs: Transforming access to healthcare through an innovative model of community health entrepreneurship
95. The Amazon Hope Medical Programme: A Mobile Healthcare to "Leave No One Behind"
96. Innovative technology: The Enhatch Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem
97. Reducing infections and needlestick injuries: The case of RETRAGO
98. Addressing global healthcare challenges and business opportunities for COVID-19 and beyond: The case of Proactiff
99. Advances in technology for hearing loss
100. Building a state-of-the-art Healthcare-Medical City Center: Case study in Ethiopia
101. Wired for Success: Using whole brain thinking styles for innovation and solving global problems
102. Teaching in-person or online: A graduate course on Psychology and the United Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic

PART 8: Resources, lessons learned and the way forward
103. Resources for Resilient Health Systems
104. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together: Health technology and resilient health systems now and for the future

Book details
ISBN: 9780443185298
Page Count: 1220
Retail Price : £115.00
9780367476571; 9780578409726; 9781541644632

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