Orion Health to Help Containing COVID-19, Launches Outbreak Monitoring Platform
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Coronavirus came like an apocalypse and has already shaken the world with its rapid global outbreak. The pandemic that originated in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, has most recently killed over 3,158 people in the Mainland alone, where about 80000 Coronavirus infection cases have been registered nationwide! The total number of infected people around the globe has crosses 119,226 till date; to say nothing of the economic slowdown. On one hand while nations are tightening travel restrictions & opting for lockdown to contain the virus, commiserating companies are coming up with software solutions & platforms to get life going in these troubled times.
Ranging from remote work & education tools like Alibaba’s ‘DingTalk’, Tencent’s ‘WeChat Work’ and ‘Meeting’, ByteDance’s ‘Feishu’ and Huawei’s ‘WeLink’; to FreeConferenceCall.com’s suite of video conferencing capabilities, the world has seen an enormous number of apps developed to release the break that this virus has put on peoples’ life, businesses & education.
In an endeavour to restrict the virus in its own unique way, Orion Health has come up with the world’s first comprehensive pandemic outbreak monitoring platform aimed at alleviating demand on health systems while also reducing the risk of further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Moreover, the fact that the software will be offered free of cost to existing & future customers, is sure to lead to its large scale implementation.
Providing a widely available assessment tool for COVID-19 will help to reassure the public on the real risk associated with this virus and ease the burden on health systems globally
With the ability to remotely monitor & engage patients in their homes, the solution facilitates communication between quarantined people & healthcare service, while also maintaining visibility of those recently discharged. Such facility will not only alleviate spikes in demand on health systems, but also reduce the risk of further spread of the virus & flattening the epidemiological curve. In the near future, the company plans to compliment this solution with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to allow providers to identify patients at risk of deterioration and optimize their care. Thus, this will allow resources to be allocated to those most in need.
Furthermore, this solution by Orion Health is capable of remotely monitoring people at home. This functionality can also be used to monitor patients who may have been discharged early in order to free up hospital capacity. This unique, comprehensive solution is specifically targeted at reducing the inevitable burden COVID-19 will place on an already stretched health service. Moreover, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grows globally, especially in those countries currently in the community outbreak phase of the disease, there will be a need for more people to receive support at home.
Commenting on this development, Ian McCrae, CEO, Orion Health, says, “The software will be offered at no cost to existing and future Orion Health customers around the world for this crisis, and we will also work with non-Orion Health customers to help in the best way we can.” “Providing a widely available assessment tool for COVID-19 will help to reassure the public on the real risk associated with this virus and ease the burden on health systems globally. Individuals will be able to track and monitor their symptoms in their own home and escalate to a health professional only if required and at the appropriate time,” he concludes.