Global Clinical Network for Infectious Diseases
The first global platform that empowers healthcare organizations to collaborate and improve the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide, it’s challenging for most of us, including medical experts, to stay up on top of the daily updates and new information being circulated on the virus.
All this rapidly changing information has presented a worldwide challenge for hospitals that need to create, maintain and distribute up-to-date treatment guidelines to frontline healthcare providers. The situation is made worse because most health organizations are independently creating guidelines. Multiple health organizations are unknowingly duplicating work being done by others, instead of exchanging current protocols and guidelines.
Each organization is independently reviewing emerging evidence, updating their materials and then delivering guidelines to frontline staff. Unfortunately, those clinical guidelines are sometimes delayed or never delivered.
How We Are Solving It
Led by Firstline (formerly Spectrum), the project brings together Alberta Health Services, Enso Strategic and Creative Partners, Horizon Health Network, Massive Change Network, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Unity Technologies and Vitalité Health Network.
The system also provides hospitals with a real-time feed of emerging evidence, information and guidelines, as well as predictive and research data from other sources. It will also include platforms that enable discussion within the hospital and with other health organizations.
This project will be the first to connect hospitals worldwide, permitting them to pool their knowledge and build guidelines together. That rapid communication and collaboration will reduce duplicated efforts and allow hospitals to focus their resources on efficiently tackling COVID-19 and other medical priorities.
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