Like many systems around the nation, Swedish Health Services found itself with overwhelmed with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients. Microsoft and Swedish joined forces over the past two weeks to build an app that helps hospital staff monitor resources for COVID-19-related care. The COVID-19 Emergency Response (CERA) app was released Wednesday, April 1 and syncs with hospital dashboards to help Swedish leaders gauge activity at its five care facilities, two emergency departments, and units in critical areas.
“This near real-time view of quickly changing data is empowering Swedish to better prepare for a COVID-19 surge and better manage the needs of our patients and caregivers,” Kevin Brooks, chief operating officer at Swedish First Hill and co-developer of the CERA app, said in a statement.
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