CoronaCare is a platform designed to help healthcare providers in their research to track COVID-19 (coronavirus) related symptoms of potentially infected patients. Co-developed with Massachusetts General Hospital, the platform enables communication with patients outside of facility walls and the ability to request the return of high-risk patients for more in-depth care.
The platform is utilized directly by patients that have been examined at a clinic or ER and need to be sent home. CoronaCare includes an application to track if individuals have moved from low to high-risk groups, as well as to provide instructions and precautions for dealing with symptoms. A provider portal enables providers to categorize patient cases by severity and mitigate risks of public spread by providing all patients with knowledge and resources to deal with low-risk symptoms at home, while also tracking the development of symptoms in higher-risk patients.
CoronaCare enables healthcare providers to communicate with their patients outside facilities’ walls via text, call or video, as well as receive up-to-date patient vitals and copies of their relevant medical records. The app enables patients to access their medical data from hospital EMRs via FHIR connection and gives them the ability to connect their wearables/medical devices or manually input their healthcare data. The platform gives providers a full view of patients’ current and previous health data. If permitted by the patient, providers will be able to geo-locate a patient in case of emergency.
CoronaCare is a scalable platform for future disease tracking and community wellness that can be used by government entities at all levels (local, state, national), as well as schools, businesses, and other services. The platform gives a pro-active look into population spread, allowing controlled re-opening with real-time population data showing area hot spots. Geolocation of currently infected and at-risk populations help track disease movement and can show active and potentially future concentrated areas within the country, facilitating the reallocation of resources as the disease progresses. Mass messaging by zipcode or targeted groups can provide educational resources and CDC recommendations, as well as local or state-level updates or instructions to residents in various areas. CoronaCare provides pandemic decision support with real-time monitoring abilities and clinical data sets can be used for further study and planning for future outbreaks.