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PUBLISHED 29.04.2020

Hacking the COVID-19 solution

During this COVID-19 pandemic there has been difficulty in keeping healthcare centers running effectivelydue to the risk of infection and the lack of tools to enable clinicians to work remotely.  

This weekend the team at HoloCare entered into the EUvsVirus Hackathon, a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges hosted by the European Commission, in order to fast track the development of their holographic remote sharing and communication application. To ensure that our health care institutions had the tools needed to properly face the COVID-19 threat. 

COVID-19 needs to be tackled with new innovative solutions. HoloCare is launching its new smart working communication system named HoloCare COVID-19 Initiative. It will allow medical professionals to work off-site in case of quarantine and aid those working with isolated patients. Using smart new ways of working could better enable healthcare professionals to mitigate the spread of dangerous pathogens such as COVID-19. 

With the use of holographic technology, HoloCare protects critically important personnel by allowing clinicians to engage in virtual - rather than physical - multi-disciplinary teams meetings (MDTs). The technology also supports the redirection of traffic away from isolated patients and areas, for example by allowing experts and seniors to join rounds virtually rather than in-person. In addition, HoloCare facilitates remote assistance and training when a senior team member is needed but is not directly accessible. Most critically, it allows for sending a clinician into isolated areas or patient rooms as a hologram, thus allowing healthy, but quarantined providers to continue interacting and working remotely.    

In the last few years, HoloCare together with Oslo University Hospital have developed a library of solutions that aim to help clinicians better communicate when planning complex treatment options for patients.  With this COVID-19 challenge it is necessary to change how healthcare is performed, for both the effectiveness of our healthcare’s systems as well as the safety of our society.  

Limiting the spread of pandemics such as COVID-19 while helping your community will take creative ideas and solutions from all of us. We must all do our part to ensure the health and safety of our community. HoloCare is tackling this challenge head on through HoloCare’s COVID-19 Initiative, but it will take all of us to make it work. If you have any suggestions on how we can better aid healthcare professionals or the community in large, please contact us through the contact form.  

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