These are unprecedented times. The fact that the clinical data has been made so widely available to the public has helped all to understand why political leaders have taken the drastic action that is required to protect the public. This digital transformation in the availability of healthcare data is being driven by medical device and pharmaceutical companies to collaboratively act to support policy makers and clinical leaders in developing action plans to minimise the effects of the current corvid-19 pandemic.
A recent study published and released by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf) further highlights the modelling of potential follow on effects of the health response to mitigate the control of the epidemic spread of disease by self-isolation. The repeated outbreaks that are simulated that result in the reduction in population isolation will require new combinations of measurement methods and data collection procedures to permit health authorities to monitor and control such future outbreaks.
Digital solutions are constantly being developed to enable the communication, surveillance, diagnostics, treatment and provision of decision support tools. Collaborations between digital health companies such as Daysy that have many years of experience in supporting their valued customers with devices and digital tools to provide web-based tools and services, are well placed to support companies that are developing tools for E-health, big data aggregation and data analysis platforms. A strategy of combining the expertise of these local companies can provide a means of providing a rapid response to the healthcare challenges that we face in the near term.
Daysy offers 30 years of experience in providing its customers with an intelligent fertility tracker that lets the customer know where they are in their menstrual cycle by conducting a daily temperature measurement and calculation the fertile window. They have many years of close support of its customers by providing modern digital tools and methods to inform and educate. In this way they are ideally placed to expand their services and wealth of data archives to support analysis of expected cycles and identify changes in disease states.