Press-Enterprise May 16, 2022
It remains to be seen whether California’s current lull in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths will be sustained or whether new variants of the virus may again trigger widespread disease and severely strain our healthcare delivery systems.
But whatever the future holds, we know this much: We need to be better prepared to deal with what comes next.
The path forward must be guided by comprehensive, timely and accurate information about patient health – both for the sake of meeting the needs of individual patients and for identifying public health gaps that must be addressed in a timely way.
There is reason for hope that we will soon be better prepared and that our fragmented systems of collecting and accessing...