Digital Solutions for COVID-19
Response in the United States

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Dimagi is one of the world’s largest providers of technology for frontline health workers. Our open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used mobile data collection and service delivery platform.

Currently, Dimagi and CommCare are supporting COVID-19 response efforts around the world. In the United States, we have built a Local Response System to support public health workers in counties and states across the country.

CommCare Supports Core COVID-19 Response Efforts

Case Screening

The COVID-19 Local Response System enables users to screen suspected cases for exposure and risk factors. Once their lab results are available, the system kicks off automatic assessment, triaging, and communication protocols, helping public health officials isolate cases that need additional support or services. Individuals with confirmed COVID-19 receive emails with information on the virus and instructions to prevent transmission.

Contact Tracing

Once lab-confirmed cases are identified, the system users input information about these cases’ contacts. These contacts then receive daily SMS text messages checking in on their health and symptoms throughout the 14-day monitoring period. They can self-report symptoms via text, immediately alerting public health officials that follow up or testing may be required. This system does not collect information about contacts' GPS locations.

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See the Local Response System in Action

The team who built the COVID-19 Local Response System takes you through all of its core workflows in this full demo video

Responding Across the United States

Dimagi is partnering with state and local governments across the United States. One of our projects, with the San Francisco Department of Public Health in California, University of California at SanFrancisco (UCSF), and the CDC, recently deployed a variation of the US COVID-19 Local Response System. The system was rapidly developed using CommCare, allowing Department of Public Health officials and UCSF public health officials, students, and librarians to easily track both COVID-19 cases and contacts over time.

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is using a CommCare web-application to support their contact tracing, daily monitoring, and case investigation efforts.

Through support from the Centers for Disease Control, the Santa Clara Public Health Department in California is using CommCare with integrated SMS to support contact tracing and remote monitoring.

Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) and health workers from the Navajo Nation have developed and implemented a CommCare-based application to support contact tracing and case investigation efforts across the territory.

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