COVID-19 has now spread to 204 countries/territories with over 1 million confirmed cases and over 53K deaths1 as the time of this writing. With many cities across the world in lockdown, the economic impact due to the pandemic has been dire. 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 earmarked to prop economies. Yet, for to a developing country such as Nepal whose healthcare is weaker than its economy, the pandemic is going to be much more challenging. The already stretched healthcare systems here need to adapt, innovate, and respond this globa threat.The Covid-19 pandemic affects each one of us in ways that we never had to think about before. It touches on the very fabric of us as social beings.
Initiative from Wiseyak
Remote monitoring and identificaton of potential spread of high-risk patients susceptible to Covid-19. This could help the healthcare authorities to focus on their efforts and take early preventive actions.
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.
Our response to COVID-19
Wiseyak team has built a patent-pending AI-based platform that integrates UMLS and FHIR standards. This platform helps to deliver a unified interoperable healthcare data management system . The team had been working to devise this holistic solution to reduce the burden on the healthcare infrastucture. Since WHO declared the pandemic, Wiseyak team has been working on this response to the COVID situation and it focuses 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