The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought the world to a grim standstill. More than 200,000 people around the world have succumbed to this illness. And in the United States alone, more than one million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. That’s roughly one-third of all cases globally.
To help healthcare providers navigate this crisis, we’ve worked with the Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI) and Allina Health to deploy a COVID-19 emergency protocols app.
Inspiration From a Prior Collaboration
This isn’t our first time working together with these two amazing organizations. Previously, Dogtown Media worked with MHI and Allina Health to develop a cardiovascular (CV) emergency protocols app. It gives healthcare workers up-to-date treatment instructions for patients experiencing cardiac arrest — and it can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
Mark Ebeling is MHI’s Patient Care Manager. He started to see tangible benefits not long after the CV emergency protocols app was released: “A rural physician utilized a protocol within the app (he could not find a paper version at their hospital) and successfully started treatment and transferred the patient (via the app) to us for emergent life-saving surgery.”
Since it made its debut, the CV app has helped doctors and nurses save numerous lives. Inspired by this success and the current pandemic crisis facing humanity, Dogtown Media, MHI, and Allina Health decided to partner again on a COVID-19 emergency protocols app.
A Helping Hand During the COVID-19 Crisis
While the new COVID-19 emergency protocols app builds off the CV app, it’s more than just a redesigned version of its predecessor. It enables physicians and other frontline healthcare workers to efficiently and rapidly triage patients based on relevant symptoms and risk factors. It also gives step-by-step guidance on the best treatment options for a patient suffering from the coronavirus.
For low-risk patients, directives are simple: Stay home and self-isolate. For medium- and high-risk patients, the app offers instructions on how to increase blood-oxygen levels, implement intubation, apply respirators, and much more. Each of these endeavors can make a vital difference between life and death.
In pressurized situations like the ones that many healthcare workers are facing right at this moment, it can be difficult to recall correct procedure protocols. We hope this healthcare app alleviates their stress and helps them save lives.
Let’s Work Together Towards Brighter Days
Started in 1981, the Minneapolis Heart Institute is world-renowned cardiovascular research and care center. Known for being a trailblazer in its field, the facility was recently named one of the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Allina Health is a not-for-profit medical system that owns and operates 13 hospitals and more than 90 clinics throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness as well as the enhancement of greater health of communities in the region.
It’s an absolute honor to work with these two organizations again. From Los Angeles to Venice, Italy, COVID-19 has brought unprecedented tragedy to many people’s lives. We hope this app can help put an end to this pandemic.
To download the new COVID-19 emergency protocols app on the App Store, visit here. To get it on Google Play, click here. Please share it with any healthcare workers you know. Together, we’ll overcome COVID-19.Tags: app developer los angeles, app developers Los Angeles, app development los angeles, coronavirus, covid19, health app developer, healthcare app developer, healthcare app development, Los Angeles app developer, los angeles mobile app developement, medical app developer, medical app developers, medical app development, mhealth app, mHealth app developer, mHealth apps, mobile health applications