The International Masters for Health Leadership students analyze health care systems for lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic
The pandemic demanded a rapid response from health care systems around the world. This revealed both strengths and weaknesses–and now there is an opportunity to examine the experience for lessons about the future. The International Masters for Health Leadership is doing exactly that. Groups of students studied a health care system and the unique challenges that it faces, which ranged from a dearth of e-health records to a culture of vaccine hesitancy. The students presented to a panel of “health ministers” that included Prof. Henry Mintzberg, Dr. Abraham Fuks, Prof. Jonathan Gosling and Erin Wiltse, and gave a set recommendations of how each system could be improved by the lessons learned during the pandemic.