The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers around the world. It has sparked incredible innovation and a crisis response that has frequently been nothing short of heroic. But what is the longer-term future for healthcare – and, in a broader sense, for how we care for our own health, and that of our colleagues?
In this issue’s Focus we examine some of the insights emerging from the pandemic and a few pointers to the future. Drawing on the expertise of epidemiologists and healthcare business leaders, we ask, how has the response to the crisis been handled? How should we defend ourselves against the threat of future epidemics, and how can leaders, in healthcare and beyond, make their organizations more resilient? We also look at five of the macro trends reshaping the context for health-related products and services. Plus, we assess the wider wellbeing implications of 2020’s work-from-home revolution; and, since the best form of healthcare is prevention, we consider how diet can not only influence leaders’ performance, but their immune response.