Public health emergency

New COVID-19 Preparedness App Fills Interoperability Gaps For Surge Preparedness

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:59am

"This is an unprecedented, innovative solution for rapidly building capacity in the face of this growing public health emergency," said Abby Sears, CEO at OCHIN.

Key Points: 
  • "This is an unprecedented, innovative solution for rapidly building capacity in the face of this growing public health emergency," said Abby Sears, CEO at OCHIN.
  • "We applaud the leadership of the state of Washington and the generosity and foresight of Epic as we stand together in this crisis."
  • The COVID-19 Preparedness App was built to help the state of Washington be prepared for a surge in coronavirus patients, and it is also being shared with other states.
  • "A retired nurse, or any other volunteer or staff, with her own smartphone can be up and running in minutes.