A key bottleneck in the healthcare system is a limited supply of frontline healthcare workers who undergo years of training and are difficult to replace. Ensuring a healthy workforce is critical to enabling healthcare systems to operate at full capacity.
Frontline healthcare workers are at high-risk of contracting COVID-19. Infected individuals may go days or weeks without feeling symptoms, spreading the disease to coworkers and patients. To prevent this from happening, health systems need early detection mechanisms, through temperature, oxygen saturation and symptom checks to identify infected individuals before they come to work.
A robust early detection system allows essential workers to feel safe coming to work and prevents the rapid spread of disease, which could cripple the healthcare workforce.
Emocha, a remote patient monitoring company that historically allowed healthcare providers to track their patient's symptoms and medication adherence from afar, has flipped the script and now allows Occupational Health Services to monitor healthcare workers for symptoms so only symptom-free (regular temperature and oxygen saturation) individuals come to work.