An Indianapolis-based healthcare technology company has launched a tool designed to create a faster response to the coronavirus. hc1 says the CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard will bring together data from a coalition of more than 20,000 testing locations that could be used to determine trends in testing to better prepare healthcare providers for an incoming wave of patients.
hc1 says the dashboard will visualize COVID-19 testing rates, positive and negative test results, and key demographic filters such as age and gender down to the county and neighborhood level.
The company says healthcare providers and government agencies can use the data to predict the next wave of emergency room, hospital and ICU overload 5-21 days sooner, creating a window to for officials to determine where to deploy resources ahead of time.
“Labs are working around the clock to support surging COVID-19 testing demands in regional hot-spots, while public health professionals need a unified national view that spans thousands of locations and organizations,” Brad Bostic, chief executive officer of hc1, said in a news release. “hc1’s specialized focus on lab bioinformatics puts us in a unique position to deliver up-to-date national insight into the spread of COVID-19. The hc1 Platform integrates and organizes the largest repository of live laboratory orders and results in the United States, so when the new coronavirus hit, we saw the development of this dashboard as a critical contribution we needed to make in support of public health.”
The CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard is available for free to those directly involved with implementing policies and delivering care to mitigate the spread of the disease. You can find more information on the dashboard by clicking here.
hc1 says the dashboard was recognized as a “Spotlight Project” at California-based Datavant’s Pandemic Response Hackathon earlier this month.