Tracking the current pattern of the Zika virus outbreak could be crucial to containing any further spread, according to Central Logic.
Central Logic is attempting to be the company that provides the software to help track patients in the hospital system.
“Asking the correct questions in a clinical setting -- then sharing and tracking critical patient data -- is key to stemming an epidemic,” Darin Vercillo, co-founder and chief medical officer of Central Logic, said. “Like we did with Ebola and H1N1, we quickly developed and have already deployed new Zika-focused protocols to Central Logic Transfer Center’s clients.”
The first U.S. cases started appearing in Texas and Florida earlier this month. The virus has been spreading rapidly in Latin America over the past few months. Central Logic has begun preparing its systems to include questions similar to protocol from the World Health Organization. The system allows the company to adapt to new viruses and outbreaks.
“We developed our health IT solutions with the ability to turn on a dime precisely for this reason,” Vercillo said. “When disease clusters and new infectious threats appear, the industry must be agile. Regardless of a patient’s diagnosis and planned management, it’s crucial that data be captured, easily shared among systems and leveraged to improve the situation. Immediate and accurate visibility is paramount.”