What you need to know and how you can help screen, track, and predict needs for this devastating COVID-19 disease.
TechTank COVID-19 helps to track and predict needs of medical and public health communities. Ways that TechTank can be utilized are: 1) Facilities can use the real-time data to predict staff needs, operational acuity, workforce for pandemic pay plan, and containment and mitigation strategies, i.e. nursing homes 2) Communities can use it for communication strategies to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus and promote social distancing, i.e. churches, funerals, etc.
You can help!
The TechTank Team developed a smartphone app for you to use anytime, anywhere, and at all locations. This smartphone app allows patients to self-screen for COVID-19, and enables providers to view real-time positive screening counts by zip code. Providers may then utilize in-app resources to develop locally tailored containment and mitigation strategies. Data are stored in an open-access repository, and counts are shared with hospitals and facilities who, in turn, report positive screenings to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies. This will help you to screen yourself and your family members for COVID-19 as well as provide valuable information to our healthcare providers and decision makers as they try to manage and stop the spread of this disease.
Help us help you while helping others!
How to Use
Step 1: Download the free TechTank smartphone app from the Apple App store. App and usage is free of charge.
Step 2: Enter CODE to access information:
- Medical & Public Health Community enter COVID19PRO
This will give you access to real-time metrics for location-based patient/facility/community use, patient screening, updated information, contact tracing, etc.
Step 3: Enter Patient ID Code: This number should be a number that identifies your facility. For example, facility ID is the number or name of the facility & patient ID is the number assigned to the patient (this is not necessarily the patient medical record number), using this example the Patient ID Code may look something like this, Hope-01234.
Step 4: Home Zip Code: Enter the zip code of the patient.
Step 5: NPI Number: This entry is optional.
Step 6: Complete every question
Step 7: Choose “submit” to complete your screening. You can then choose to start a new screening (especially if helping a family member or friend to complete their own) or return to the home screen. “Start Over” will clear your choices and bring you back to the first question. “Home” will bring you back to the home screen where you can enter a new code.
Step 8: Refer to the available links for the latest information on COVID-19.
Step 9: To receive your data, please contact us at [email protected] or call (770) 744-0096.
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- If you think you are sick
- How to protect yourself
- Older adults and those with medical conditions
- Prepare your family
Dr. Moore from a metropolitan Atlanta health system is utilizing this platform to help assess the situation, acuity of operation care plan for hospital personnel needed on a day to day basis, prevalence of cases, contact tracing, contact mapping, and much more. If you are interested in collecting data and using it for your patients and facility, please email [email protected] or call (770) 744-0096.
Best Practice Reminders:
- Clean Smartphones and devices;
- Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Practice social distancing;
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Hope Bussenius, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
President, Take2Heart Initiative, Inc.
Charles Moore, MD, FAACE
Professor, School of Medicine, Emory University
Chief of Service, Otolaryngology, Grady Health System
President/Founder HEALing Community Center
Cathy Green, RN, BSN, MPH
Nurse Director, Georgia (Retired)
John Pope, RN, BSN
Cartersville Medical Center, Trauma Program Director
Brad Waller, Technologist
COO, EPage, Inc.
Patrick Bussenius, Consultant
Vice President, Take2Heart Initiative, Inc.
Abrielle Bussenius, Social Media Director
Secretary, Take2Heart Initiative, Inc.
Carol Green, Media Relations
Carol Green Communications
The Take2Heart Initiative is a a 501 (c) (3) public charity – EIN 82-5398475.