Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:57

Coronavirus support added to TrakCare health system


Health, government and business software vendor InterSystems has enhanced its TrakCare unified healthcare information system to help screen and support patients with the novel coronavirus infection 2019-nCoV.

This functionality is part of the latest editions of TrakCare, and is already in use in China and other countries.

According to the company, it enables clinicians to screen patients for 2019-nCoV using World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance, and links to the Wuhan Coronavirus Global Cases tracking app provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering in the US.

Icons indicate whether screening has been undertaken and the results. As there is no generally accepted treatment for 2019-nCoV, the WHO's advice is that hospitals should isolate patients and protect others from infection. The new TrakCare functionality provides clinicians with advice about the steps they should take.

"InterSystems keeps a close watch on the world's healthcare requirements, so it can respond to issues that it can help to address in a timely manner," said InterSystems chief medical officer for TrakCare Hazem El Oraby, MD. "We are proud to have deployed this quickly for our users."

"This is a great example of how TrakCare can be updated in real-time to urgently respond to threats and deployed rapidly to the organisations and clinicians that need it; particularly those using the latest edition of our systems."

InterSystems APAC regional managing director Luciano Brustia said "Governments throughout the Asia-Oceania region are taking every precaution to avoid the spread of 2019-nCoV."

"InterSystems stands with our TrakCare customers, providing this functionality to aid in this effort."

TrakCare is used in 27 countries around the globe, including China and throughout the Asia-Oceania region.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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