COVID-19 has now spread to 204 countries/territories with over 1 Million confirmed cases and over 53K deaths1 at the time of this writing. The economic impact due to the pandemic has been dire with many cities across the world in lockdown. The outlook for 2020 “is negative—a recession at least as bad as during the global financial crisis or worse ” 2. Trillions of dollars have been earmarked to prop economies. However, for developing countries such as Nepal, with weaker healthcare systems than the developed economies, the pandemic is going to be much more challenging. The already stretched healthcare system needs to adapt to the new reality of Covid-19, innovate along the way, and respond to this global threat.
The Covid-19 pandemic affects each one of us in ways that we never had to think about before. It touches at the very fabric of us as social beings. Within Wiseyak this has made us even more determined to come up with novel solutions. Our team has been working hard to develop Covid-19 monitoring apps to support ongoing national and international efforts.
Remote monitoring of high-risk patients susceptible to Covid-19 especially those who have comorbid conditions such as COPD and rapid identification of potential spread will help healthcare authorities to prioritize their efforts and take early preventive actions that in turn will prevent future outbreaks.
Wiseyak team has built a patent-pending AI-based platform that integrates UMLS and FHIR standards to deliver a unified interoperable healthcare data management system for the entire value chain. Since WHO’s declaration of the pandemic, the Wiseyak team has been working to devise a holistic solution to reduce the burden on healthcare infrastructure, while enabling patients to get some form of care. Wiseyak’s response to Covid-19 has been focused on building technical solutions to support the existing national and global initiatives:
- Rapid Covid-19 Screening (RCS) platform – a WHO questionnaire-based platform to be used by front line healthcare workers or by patients for self-reporting to manage and prioritize patient visits to the hospital. This will enable hospital administration to manage its resources, support social distancing, reduce the risk of spread at its facilities and create a central repository of patients and population-level dashboards to monitor and support in decision making.
- Covid-19 Registry (CR) database – a WHO guided registry with FHIR and HL7 standards to effectively monitor and treat the Covid-19 cases.
- Remote Consulting AI-enabled Electronic Medical Report (RC-EMR) – an AI-enabled electronic medical record system that provides doctors and patients with a seamless platform for remote follow-ups and consultations.
Covid-19 has made us more determined to use our knowledge to innovate and fight this global threat together. Our test Rapid Covid – 19 Screening (RCS) platform is now available at covid.wiseyak.com. Please use the Username: user1 and Password: test1 to test the RCS web-app.
1WHO. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 64. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200324-sitrep-64-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=703b2c40_2
2IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s Statement Following a G20 Ministerial Call on the Coronavirus Emergency. (2020). Retrieved 25 March 2020, from https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/03/23/pr2098-imf-managing-director-statement-following-a-g20-ministerial-call-on-the-coronavirus-emergency