Project ABC

Authorization, booking and coordination of widespread testing and immunizations.

Project Budget* - $4.0M

Partner Co-investment - $1.0M

Supercluster Co-investment - $3.0M

Cambian Business Services – $3.01 M

*Contracted amounts as of September 30, 2020. 

Project Collaborators

*With funding support from Mitacs

Project Overview

Ensuring efficient and effective testing during a pandemic requires the integration and automation of complex assessment, scheduling and planning tools. The current tools are labour intensive and insufficient to cope with the volume of tests required during a pandemic. As well, the process to coordinate the prioritization and action plan for vaccinations is not as efficient as it could be.

Project ABC aims to remove bottlenecks with a solution that automates the authorization, booking and coordination of widespread testing and immunizations.

The project is led by Cambian in partnership with LifeLabs, IBM Canada, WELL Health, Tickit Health, Providence Health Care and Simon Fraser University.

This project integrates several operational systems to enable flexible and more seamless booking across a number of autonomously managed systems. The information from the bookings is automatically used to forecast demand and make sure venues have the required tests and vaccines on hand.

This project team plans to pilot the solution with a regional health authority in B.C., including testing with hospitals and vulnerable populations in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

In the final phase, the team aims to introduce Project ABC in other provinces.

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