As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rapidly grow and spread, the global community must put in place effective and timely response strategies to combat and halt the pandemic. Information systems are critical to developing data-driven responses to help countries with a high burden of COVID-19 cases mount aggressive and targeted strategies and prevent the number of cases from accelerating in the less burdened countries. We must all quickly adopt and deploy data solutions that will change the pandemic’s trajectory.
In this rapidly changing environment, BAO Systems is offering support to improve data availability, accessibility, and transparency to inform COVID-19 preparedness and response actions. From collecting and using data on COVID-19 exposure, testing and results, to integrating COVID-19 surveillance data with other existing data, we envision a scenario where governments can better prepare their health system for surges in patient care and target communities for enhanced communication about physical isolation to slow the spread.
We believe strongly in leveraging existing tools, systems, and capacities to ensure a sustainable response that minimizes added burden to health systems and health care workers. Our collection of COVID-19 response tools aim to fill in the gaps and bolster existing infrastructure.
It is critical for health care facilities and workers to continually assess their own risk for COVID-19 exposure, as well as that of their patients. Our Dharma COVID-19 Assessment is a ready-to-use out-of-the-box assessment module aligned with CDC recommendations for assessing exposure, symptoms, and follow-up of COVID-19. From health care providers completing daily self-assessments of their health to surveying patients on the ground, our tool provides a quick and easy solution for immediately collecting ground truth data. Dharma Platform is a user-friendly platform that enables quick customization (days rather than weeks), intuitive user interface for data collection, and can be deployed on Android and iOS devices.
Case-based surveillance and contact tracing
COVID-19 Monitoring Systems Webinar
On April 1, 2020, BAO Systems hosted a webinar to discuss the growing need for deployment and scaling of COVID-19 monitoring systems. If you were not able to attend in real-time, click the button below to watch the replay.