Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Edwards Lifesciences
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced health care systems to confront extraordinary challenges. At the height of the crisis, many hospitals cancelled or postponed elective surgeries to conserve critical resources. And patient fears of contracting COVID-19 in a medical setting resulted in a tidal wave of deferred care. Yet while the pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges it has equally presented opportunities for coordination and collaboration across the health care ecosystem to meet the needs of patients. As we move toward recovery and reopening, health care leaders will be challenged to expand current capacity and capabilities to match tomorrow's needs. How will we address a wave of health issues resulting from delayed care? Will digital connection remain the new normal? How will we ensure adequate supply to meet the future needs of patients and continue to ensure patient safety? And how can we create a more equitable health care system in the process? Join us as we share lessons learned and challenge ourselves to rebuild a better, smarter, stronger health care system.