COVID-19 Daily News Round-Up
Apr 24, 2020
Today’s pandemic response news on StartUp Health portfolio companies: startups step up, telehealth for immunocompromised children, contact tracing, more empathy than ever before
UPMC Children’s Working With RealTime Clinic on COVID-19 Telehealth Program to Help Immunocompromised Children
“During this unprecedented time, the only follow-up option for our at-risk and most vulnerable patients are remote visits,” said George Mazariegos, MD, chief of pediatric transplantation, UPMC Children’s. In partnership with Sano Health and RealTime Clinic, UPMC Children’s will now receive 400 mobile devices with data connectivity, adherence apps, and post-transplant educational materials for families — providing an immediate solution to solving the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the chronic care condition of pre- and post-transplant care.
What Is Contact Tracing, and How Can It Fight Pandemics?
CarePredict’s software is an automated contact-tracing system for senior care facilities. Once a suspected carrier has been identified, CarePredict’s location-tracking capabilities allow facilities to know all of the individuals the infected person had contact with and the duration of the contact.
COVID-19: How Healthcare IT Industry Organizations Are Managing
Conversa Health’s client experience lead weighs in: “The response to COVID-19 has required different thinking, faster responses, and more empathy than ever before. If there is a group of people that knows how to show dedication, commitment, hope, and love, it’s the people that work in healthcare. I’m proud to be a part of this collaborative response.”
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