To support the global effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Ada Health launched a free Covid-19 screener that would help people identify Covid-19 symptoms and guide them on appropriate next steps.
Ada Health’s Covid-19 screener is a free web app, complementary to Ada’s main assessment, and can also be easily embedded by partners, health systems and care providers. The app draws on the latest medical knowledge and best practice guidelines from renowned health institutions such as the WHO, the NHS and the CDC and is regularly updated according to appropriate guidelines to ensure a screening offering that is globally applicable.
Using the app, individuals are able to:
- Assess their symptoms: Users can understand their risk of having Covid-19 based on an assessment of their symptoms and risks, as well as their exposure risk
- Receive guidance on next steps: The solution provides personalized guidance on what to do next, based on an individual’s symptoms and risk of suffering a more serious form of Covid-19
- Stay informed and manage their health: Users receive advice on self-monitoring at home, and access to the latest global Covid-19 information
By offering users access to high-quality healthcare information and guidance, Ada aims to ease the immense pressure being put on health systems so medical professionals worldwide can focus their support on those in most urgent need, while also enabling users to better understand their own symptoms from home.
Since going live at the beginning of April 2020, tens of thousands of people have already used Ada’s dedicated Covid-19 screener. Ada is continuing to develop the solution meet the needs of specific countries, populations, care offerings and health systems and contribute to tackling the pandemic.
Dr Claire Novorol, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Ada Health, said:
“Covid-19 is a serious and rapidly-evolving healthcare challenge. At Ada, we believe that digital health solutions can support by providing actionable guidance to individuals and helping to reduce the burden on frontline services. This is a time when those things are very much needed. We have established a dedicated team to work on the challenges presented by Covid-19 and are focused on using our medical and technological expertise to create high-quality products that can have a real impact on health systems and users, and that can be customized and scaled rapidly. This solution is only the beginning and we’ll be continuing to innovate and work closely with health systems and partners to understand and address care requirements as this unprecedented situation evolves.”