The coronavirus has created a healthcare emergency on all fronts. Digital technology has a vital role in our fight against the virus and supporting vulnerable people who can no longer rely upon their usual support mechanisms.
The immediate response is amazing in terms of new field hospitals (large and small) and a huge army of volunteers. Our role at Scienap is to support these people and protect our front line services from becoming overwhelmed.
At the moment we are offering two applications:
The first is a "hospital in a box" approach to electronic patient records. We can set up a new hospital system within a few hours.
Secondly, we have been adapting our hospital system for community volunteers. It is a very simple to use system that will enable volunteer groups to gather vital information about the wellbeing of vulnerable people in our communities to ensure our frontline services don’t get overwhelmed and can continue to meet the needs of those most at risk.
Please contact me if you have complementary technology and want to assist. Alternatively, please use the links if you want to register interest or sign up to our services. We’ll keep you updated on our initiatives here. Stay safe.
Connect Your Community Into a Virtual Care Home
Covid-19 is Creating a Community Care Crisis,
Empowered Volunteers Can Reduce Front-Line Service Demand and Save Lives
Due to Covid-19, demand for extra community care services is dramatically rising and the ability to deliver is falling - a crisis is looming.
There is an urgent need to relieve the pressure on primary, secondary & emergency healthcare services to ensure they can protect the most vulnerable with unmet needs.
Our software supports volunteers to keep the pressure off the front line.
With help, front-line volunteers will become a massive force supporting existing services. They are self-organised and already in contact with the vulnerable. Their skills and contribution ranges from qualified healthcare workers to food delivery helpers.
These volunteers can be empowered by providing them with easy to use communication software that includes simple but valuable care plans, risk assessments and in-context advice. Any areas of concern can be escalated by individuals or lead volunteers to the appropriate authorities (some authorities have already provided direct lines of contact for volunteer groups).
Statistics can be compiled to social and public health services to monitor the situation. Care plans and risk assessments can be defined and amended by all the key services as the situation continuously evolves.
Example Volunteer Forms
Admissions - Patient demographics & medical/social needs history
Hospital Discharge - MDT Risk Assessments and Care Plans for experienced users
General Wellbeing - Food, sanitation & personal hygiene, medication.
Mental Health - Socially connected, carrying out normal daily activities, cooking, sleeping
Physical Health - Exercise and ability to go out once a day.
Others for professional carers.
Hospital in a box Rapid deployment of a full hospital EPR that functions even with limited Internet access
Several features make CHAI especially suitable for field or temporary hospitals:
Information about procedures, symptoms and treatment methods change rapidly, especially in cases of pandemic. Our healthcare protocol, coupled with the eForms library allow governments and public health agencies to quickly deploy their latest advice and regulations to all hospitals under their authority.
Small & Lightweight
Our software is small and lightweight enough that you can run an entire hospital's patient record from a small edge device that can be battery powered with built-in wifi. This makes it a self-contained and highly mobile hospital in a box.
Edge-ready & Robust
Processing and storing the data on distributed edge devices as opposed to central (on-premises or cloud) servers has game-changing advantages. Not only is performance dramatically improved, but overall system resilience increases significantly. For example, the EPR will continue to function normally even when the internet connection is limited or not reliable.
We can create a new customised instance of the CHAI EPR without lengthy setup periods.