A new editorial on LiveSafeMobile.com details a bold, new technology proposal to help federal, state and local agencies battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 Mobile Citizen Engagement Center is the result of a joint effort between LiveSafe, the developer of the leading mobile safety and security communications platform, and Cognosante, one of the nation’s most experienced and successful health information technology companies. The companies delivered a detailed outline to federal officials on March 19 and are awaiting action.
According to Dan Verton, LiveSafe’s Director of Content and the author of the editorial, the joint endeavor would deliver the government a game-changing capability to detect, monitor, and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
“As we come face to face with the very real potential that hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens — our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and loved ones – will suffer through illness and possibly death in the next couple of months, we no longer have time for half-steps,” Verton said.
Almost immediately, this solution will give millions of Americans the ability to understand their symptoms, what they should do if they think they might be infected, how, when, and where to get tested, and access real-time information and resources to ease their anxiety. This will span more than just an application – providing real-time chat and phone support.