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A U-M medical historian offers lessons from past outbreaks to put today’s news in perspective. (Originally from UofMHealthBlogs.Org - Posted by Kara Gavin)
The constant stream of news about Ebola right now is enough to scare anyone. Whether it’s the epidemic in West Africa, the isolated cases in the U.S. and Europe, the impact on travelers, or the search for new treatments and vaccines, the headlines just keep coming at us. But a U-M doctor and medical historian says it’s time to step back, and get some perspective on the situation.
EngineeringFaculty/Presenter: Wallace Hopp
Ebola isn't just a public health issue, it's an engineering problem, says Wallace Hopp, a professor of engineering and business at the University of Michigan. "The same principles we use to design safe aircraft and nuclear reactors can be used to design safe healthcare delivery systems and we need those right now," Hopp says. Hopp, co-author of the book Hospital Operations, talks about the weaknesses in healthcare systems that Ebola has exposed, and how the field of reliability engineering can be applied to high-risk health situations.
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