At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, communities with a high caseload needed the ability to flexibly deploy emergency responders, doctors, nurses and public health workers to test, treat and follow up with people in a variety of settings. They also needed reliable information for good policies and decision making about stay-at-home orders.
For some communities, coordination was a challenge and information was lacking due to inadequate data infrastructure. Others had the ability to make rapid data communication and reporting possible. As we get through this outbreak of COVID-19 and prepare for future outbreaks and other pandemics, we want your community to be one of those that can respond flexibly and communicate timely information and data.
Julota Can Expand the Capacity to Test and Treat in Community Settings
When infection rates outstrip the capacity of existing healthcare infrastructure, communities may need to set up temporary sites to administer testing or provide routine healthcare, away from the hospitals that need all of their resources to treat infected people. Telehealth and satellite sites can extend the capacity of the healthcare system and provide a convenient and safe place for testing or care.
Julota makes it possible to provide remote care and essential record keeping outside of the walls of a clinic or hospital. Emergency responders or health care workers can record testing results with a mobile device using a special, secure module specifically designed for COVID-19 testing and tracking. It’s user-friendly, making it easy to learn so staff needs minimal training.
Julota Can Connect Healthcare and Public Health for Faster COVID-19 Reporting
Easy access to information is essential in situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, when providers must work quickly in a chaotic situation, and accurate data is critical for prevention and controlling the spread of disease.
Julota enables different community entities, such as hospitals, EMS, public health, law enforcement and social services to share information securely with patient consent. This allows paramedics, EMTs, caseworkers and law enforcement officers to extend the capacity of the healthcare system and bridge platforms that don’t always share data but are all working toward health and safety in the community.
Julota walks providers through the process of asking the right questions to test, treat and track cases. In addition to asking standard questions about COVID-19 symptoms, Julota prompts EMS or other care providers to enter information about underlying conditions that might put a person at additional risk. It is also customizable to prompt the provider to ask for such items as the person’s primary care provider, insurance coverage, etc.
Julota can also help with contact tracking because it collects data on who was recommended for testing, when the test was administered, and what the test results were. A positive test result will trigger an alert that this person should be monitored to track severity and follow-up with needed services.
Because Julota’s platform is interoperable with other systems, this information can easily be provided to any healthcare or population health system that wants to connect with it. Importantly, the assessment collects all of the information required by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 Person Under Investigation (PUI) and Case Report form.
Julota Reduces Duplication of Effort
Julota can serve as a central repository for the agencies involved in the control and treatment of COVID-19 and other pandemics in the community, allowing communities to track what was done, when and by whom. Software that can easily collect and share health data, can be an invaluable tool for making sure that no individual is forgotten and no screening, test or care is duplicated due to lack of information.
Julota can also be used to send out simultaneous notifications by any member of the connected care community to specific or all family and non-family caregivers about a change in the health and wellness of the patient.
When both emergency services and the healthcare system are stretched thin, it is essential to eliminate miscommunication, duplication of effort or missing information. Julota makes it easier for communities to share accurate information in a timely way in order to make the best use of the community’s resources.
Choose Julota as Part of Your Pandemic Preparedness Data Plan
Julota has developed a patented, award-winning health data platform that connects everyone who is working to keep communities healthy. This is a helpful service, which increases efficiency even in normal times, can quickly become essential and lifesaving during a comprehensive pandemic response.
We know that no two communities are the same, so we will work with you to understand what your community needs to be prepared to face COVID-19 or any future pandemic. Our solution is award-winning because we work with our clients to understand what’s really happening on the ground and build tools that respond to those needs.
If you have questions about getting started using Julota or would like to learn more about how to use the platform for COVID-19 pandemic response in your community, our team is standing by to assist. Click here to connect with us today.