CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults. Federal and state government have mandated the use of comprehensive telehealth and wellness platform to address the burden the cases of this virus had placed on the healthcare system with overuse of emergency room. Massachusetts passed a temporary mandate for all telehealth visits to be reimbursed the same as in-person rate. 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease, and four in ten US adults have two or more chronic disease which is the leading causes of death and disability and leading drivers of the nation's $3.3 trillion healthcare costs. The coronavirus has impacted these population group along with the elderly.
What it does
This AI screening tool guide users through questions about symptoms and exposure, using CDC guidance and covid-19 data aggregator to help determine steps they should take, including testing and triage to the right medical professional via telehealth platform.
How I built it
We use a covid-19 data aggregator + CDC guidance + our telehealth + wellness platform with medical doctors, nurses and health coaches to provide 24/7 virtual care and assessment.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The platform is completed, but another member at the hackathon has a sensor solution that we can combine as a telemed solution.
What I learned
We are looking to collaborate and see if we can form a telemed solution.
What's next for Covid-19 Data Aggregator and AI Symptom Tracker and Triage
The telehealth and virtual assessment are live, and covid-19 data aggregator is live next to is a full integration of the AI tool that helps with the triaging.