Vigilanz and Datica Launch COVID Quick Start. Free to Hospitals.

Earlier this week, both Vigilanz and Datica announced the launch of COVID Quick Start – a solution that enables hospitals to prepare for, prevent, and respond to additional waves of COVID-19 and other respiratory viral illnesses (like the flu). There are no software fees or implementation costs for six months and the solution can be implemented rapidly.

COVID Quick Start is a ‘lite’ version of Vigilanz’s full Infection Prevention solution with rules, reports, and alerts specific to respiratory viral illnesses like COVID-19. The solution depends on real-time integration with a number of internal hospital systems. Using data like lab results, microbiology, and ADT information, the Vigilanz solution can detect signs of an infection.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The data flows from the hospital
  2. Through VigiLanz Connect (powered by Datica)
  3. Into the VigiLanz private cloud
  4. The data is normalized so that it can be turned into actionable, real-time alerts and reports
  5. A clinician takes action and makes informed decisions

“During the first wave of COVID, we saw how much our customers were relying on us to prepare for what would become a pandemic and we knew we needed to make it easier for more hospitals to have access to this technology,” said Shannon Carroll, VP of Marketing at VigiLanz. “We’ve been able to help hospitals adapt from real-time case identification and contact tracing to now tracking antibody testing and beyond. We’re excited to be able to offer this set of tools to clinicians at rapid pace and low-risk entry point when they need it most.”

COVID Quick Start is completely free for the first six months. Vigilanz and Datica came together to make this possible, with each company waiving their software and service fees. On top of that, the companies worked together to develop a rapid deployment so that customers who sign on can get up and running quickly – in as little as 4 weeks.

“Recognizing the IT resource constraints for traditional integrations, we needed to find a faster and less burdensome solution for clinicians,” Carroll stated. “Datica is known for their hundreds of successful API integrations, and they have been a trusted partner to us since 2016. The faster you can integrate a solution like VigiLanz, the faster you can impact patient lives. Datica enables the rapid integration for a clinical surveillance solution that hospitals need now to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19.”

“We believe strongly in the VigiLanz platform and want it in the hands of as many hospitals as we can,” said Jeremy Pierotti, CEO of Datica. “We know many hospitals are facing a financial crisis, so we both wanted to remove as much friction as possible to let hospitals take advantage quickly. VigiLanz is a great partner. We are very eager to partner with such great companies because there is no silver bullet here. It will take lots of smart people working together.”

The two companies have successfully collaborated on several implementations in the past, including: Sharp Healthcare in San Diego and Olathe Health in Kansas.

For more information, see the press release from Vigilanz here and from Datica here

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Colin Hung

Colin Hung

Colin Hung is the co-founder of the #hcldr (healthcare leadership) tweetchat one of the most popular and active healthcare social media communities on Twitter. Colin speaks, tweets and blogs regularly about healthcare, technology, marketing and leadership. He is currently an independent marketing consultant working with leading healthIT companies. Colin is a member of #TheWalkingGallery. His Twitter handle is: @Colin_Hung.