Tech is here to help healthcare industry

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is continuing to spread at an astronomical rate.

Within a matter of months, it has spread from Wuhan, China to 199 countries presently.

More than 500,000 people across the world have been infected so far.

And countless are at risk of getting infected due to the growing number of contagious virus carriers.

To minimize its spread, governments have put cities and countries in lockdown and asked people to stay indoors.

While the majority of the population have been forced to work from home as a result, a section of people does not have the luxury to stay home at this testing time.

These include the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are putting their lives at risk and treating the infected.

And despite overwhelming odds, they are continuing to serve humanity one patient at a time.

Helping them in their job are tech companies, who are developing innovative solutions to combat coronavirus.

Let’s look at how these solutions are proving to be beneficial.

What are some tech solutions in use now in the healthcare industry?

1. DocClocker

This app was created by practising medical physicians and developed by Fast Pathway. The app allows patients to receive real-time wait-times while visiting their medical providers. Patients can thus avoid long waiting times in medical waiting rooms, potentially limiting exposure to the virus.

2. TempTraq

These single-use, disposable temperature monitoring soft patches are developed by Blue Spark Technologies. These patches can continuously transmit temperature data for up to 72 hours and allow clinicians to remotely monitor temperatures of patients with minimal contact. They also eliminate cross-contamination from shared temperature measurement devices.

3. Patient Access

This app can potentially allow 35 million people living in the United Kingdom to consult their general practitioner by video. The video consultation software has been released across the EMIS web clinical system used by 4000 practices in England, along with online training and support materials.

4. COVID-19 Risk index

This tool was developed by a Minnesota based company called Carrot Health. It predicts the population and communities most susceptible to the spread of coronavirus. This helps authorities at national, regional and community levels identify the most vulnerable members of the society and helps them inform public and take intervention decisions

5. Orion Health

The New Zealand based company has come up with an outbreak monitoring platform that can remotely monitor and engage with patients in their homes. It can facilitate communication between the quarantined and medical professionals as well as maintain the visibility of the recently discharged patients. The platform also plans to incorporate artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk of deterioration.

6. TytoHome

This remote examination device was developed by Tyto Care. It enables people quarantined in hospitals or at isolation centres to perform clinic-quality self-examinations. It then connects them with physicians, who can assess them further from a safe distance.

7. Orbita Covid-19 Virtual Assistant

This chatbot was introduced by Orbita. It offers easier access to screening tools and answers of coronavirus specific questions. This allows medical staff to concentrate their efforts in fighting the outbreak instead of having to answer the same questions repeatedly.

8. Modmed Telehealth

Modernizing Medicine is behind developing this real-time telemedicine platform. It allows healthcare professionals to treat existing patients with Electronic Health Records during the spread of coronavirus.

9. COVID-19 Telehealth Screening with Biomedical Monitoring

This app, developed by HealthCall, has been touted to prevent 911 systems from being overwhelmed across the United States. This will allow paramedics to care for more patients in reduced times during the coronavirus outbreak.

Conclusion

The current situation has highlighted how badly equipped we are in terms of dealing with such a large-scale outbreak.

Doctors and healthcare professionals are under immense burden and need all the help that they can get.

And healthcare apps have the potential to come to their aid now and in future too.

If you are in the lookout for an app development team to build your app, then look no further.

Idea Usher is a pioneering web-app development company with years of experience in building robust, scalable, and innovative technology solutions.

You can depend on our tech-enthusiastic programmers, designers and testers, who have previously worked on developing healthcare apps.

And in case you have any questions,  we encourage you to get in touch with us.

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