The rapid spread of COVID-19 had alarmed governments and health officials around the world and made it clear that real time data monitoring is key in the battle. Every level of government and every health agency need to be making informed decisions with contextual awareness. They need social media monitoring and news coverage at their fingertips, need to be up to speed on call counts, wait times and hospital resource availability—including beds, medical supplies, staff, etc. They need to be ready with hotspot mapping and video conferencing.
A war room equipped with a video wall is invaluable in coordinating any pandemic or outbreak response plan, ensuring the right priorities are set and that timely pandemic response has proven health outcomes.