THINKMD has released a COVID-19 triage and educational tool that guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment. It is based on the latest published peer-reviewed WHO and CDC clinical data on presenting signs, symptoms and risk factors. The personal assessment determines if an individual has none, some or many of the clinical symptoms and presenting features associated with COVID-19. The tool also provides an individual with WHO and CDC educational information on how and when to seek medical care, and recommended protective and preventive measures.
This tool is a progressive web-based application that is functional on any desktop, tablet or mobile smartphone. It is also available via SMS/USSD for feature phones users to ensure widespread global distribution. It is fully functional offline for use by health officials, law enforcement and other first responders in areas with limited connectivity.
The goal of the THINKMD tool is provide individuals a personal COVID-19 triage and pandemic educational tool in order to decrease the burden on healthcare delivery systems and to increase healthcare capacity where it is most limited. It acquires critical time-specific population health and epidemiology data for disease surveillance analysis that can provide public health officials, law enforcement and other first responders essential data for developing and monitoring response strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to maximize appropriate testing, health care delivery to those who need it the most, as well as increasing the safety of police officers and other first responders.
The tool can be found at: https://thinkmd.org/covid-19/