August 31, 2020
Clinical Scholars Fellows Hope Bussenius and Dr. Charles Moore, along with others, have recently developed a smartphone app to help patients and healthcare providers to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[TechTank] allows patients to self-screen for COVID-19, and enables providers to view real-time positive screening counts by zip code.TechTank Project COVID19
There are a number of ways in which this new app can be utilized:
- Facilities can use the real-time data to predict staff needs, operational acuity, workforce for pandemic pay plan, and containment and mitigation strategies, i.e. nursing homes
- Communities can use it for communication strategies to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus and promote social distancing, i.e. churches, funerals, etc.