Contact Tracing Amidst COVID-19 Surges

13 July 2022

2 min read

Throughout the previous two years, the spread of COVID-19 has come in neverending up and down cycles. For the past few months, cases have been subsiding as the roll-out of booster shots begin. Metro Manila has steadily remained at Alert Level 1 and with this, lockdown restrictions have been loosening up. However, this does not mean that the battle against COVID-19 is over. 

Experts from the independent OCTA research group are predicting that the number of new cases may peak by the first or second week of July. According to data from the Department of Health (DOH), from June 20 to July 3, the daily average cases increased by 60 percent from the previous week, with about 1,057 new cases per day.

Current Preventive Measures

Now more than ever, preventive measures are crucial to halt the surge as quickly as possible. Some surges have been worse than others but every wave has taken countless lives. To truly combat the volatile nature of the virus, innovation and efficiency in our healthcare systems is a must.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to slow down the spread of the virus and to protect ourselves from infection is through contact tracing. Simply put, contact tracing is performed by notifying individuals who have come into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Many establishments in the Philippines have their own contact tracing protocols in place. While this may work as a quick solution, the lack of a consistent and  integrated national system makes tracking the spread of the virus inefficient for labs, establishments, and individuals. Not to mention that switching from system to system adds to the confusion and inconvenience of users.

Moving Forward with

As the cyclical nature of the COVID-19 surges continue, there is a crucial need for sustainable and well-organized healthcare systems. With its state-of-the-art integrated platform, this is how aims to help the public.

With, contact tracing is made easy through a one-time registration process with customizable settings and QR codes per patient. Aside from this, platform puts the patients’ needs first by securing medical data with strict validity settings and 24/7 customer service support. 

In addition to the company’s contact tracing technology, the platform also makes use of a unified command center, electronic health records, and an efficient document generator. puts the needs of the patients and labs at the center of its platform. 

The battle against COVID-19 seems to be far from over. As the country continues to transition to the new normal, the healthcare systems that protect its citizens from possible future outbreaks must be fortified. With all of these features from and more, the future of healthcare technology is made simple, accessible, and sustainable for every Filipino.

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