Johns Hopkins, Hackensack Meridian Health, Mount Sinai: 3 coronavirus tools to know

Three health systems and their spinouts have developed tools to help track, diagnose and accelerate treatment for the coronavirus.

 

Here are brief descriptions and access points for each tool.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering in Baltimore built a tool to track the coronavirus update in near real time. The online dashboard is updated with information from the World Health Organization, CDC and other sources to map the global spread. Visitors can download the data for free, and the site displays statistics about deaths and confirmed cases. The map is available in both the desktop and mobile versions.

Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, N.J., is using a tool that combines the CDC and WHO diagnostic tools to accelerate test results for COVID-19. With the toolkit, the health system expects to test 24 patients every eight hours, and can reduce the time between testing and diagnosis. The New Jersey Department of Health approved the test, and it received the FDA's preliminary Emergency Use Authorization.

New York City-based Mount Sinai spinout Rx.Health launched a digital toolkit to help hospitals and health systems triage patients that present with coronavirus symptoms. The tools include the "COVereD" platform, which has a triage chatbot and artificial intelligence-powered clinical assistant to help monitor patients. Microsoft assisted in building the toolkit, which can be implemented within a day and requires minimal training. The company also temporarily waived platform licensing fees during the outbreak.

Are there health system and spinout-developed tools we should add to this list? Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

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