Stanford University and Apple Partner on New COVID-19 App for First Responders

Stanford University and Apple have partnered on a new iPhone app that provides police officers, firefighters, and paramedics in the Bay Area with up-to-date information and safety practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as noted by CNBC.

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The app includes a screening questionnaire to help first responders determine if they should be tested for the coronavirus, based on their symptoms, medical history, and exposure. If the app recommends testing, the first responder can schedule a high-priority appointment for drive-through testing at seven Stanford Health Care locations.

The app, which uses Apple's ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, also includes up-to-date information about COVID-19 from Stanford experts, including a list of frequently-asked questions, a guide with best practices to stay protected, and weekly videos with the latest information on the pandemic and its implications.

In the future, Stanford hopes to expand high-priority testing to frontline essential service workers, such as grocery store clerks and public service personnel.

The new First Responder COVID-19 Guide app is available on the App Store.

Top Rated Comments

Buran Avatar
14 months ago
Gatekeeping testing is exactly how this virus is continuing to spread unnoticed given asymptomatic transmission. We need widespread testing, even of those who don't feel sick.
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pdaholic Avatar
14 months ago

The dirty little secret behind all the accolades for the medical folks is that they’re quitting in record numbers, because they don’t feel like being exposed to a high level pathogen, essentially suicide missions, while making less than plumbers, in the orders of idiot administrators hanging out teleconferencing from their comfy chairs at home. Idiot administrators who had months of warning to obtain adequate PPE and did nothing because it might eat into their bonuses.
And there are those of us who continue to go out of a sense of obligation...yet I have not been given any “accolades” which you speak of...
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Aston441 Avatar
14 months ago
The dirty little secret behind all the accolades for the medical folks is that they’re quitting in record numbers, because they don’t feel like being exposed to a high level pathogen, essentially suicide missions, while making less than plumbers, in the orders of idiot administrators hanging out teleconferencing from their comfy chairs at home. Idiot administrators who had months of warning to obtain adequate PPE and did nothing because it might eat into their bonuses.
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Justanotherfanboy Avatar
14 months ago

The dirty little secret behind all the accolades for the medical folks is that they’re quitting in record numbers, because they don’t feel like being exposed to a high level pathogen, essentially suicide missions, while making less than plumbers, in the orders of idiot administrators hanging out teleconferencing from their comfy chairs at home. Idiot administrators who had months of warning to obtain adequate PPE and did nothing because it might eat into their bonuses.
Ok bud.
Yeah, hospital staff is primarily made up of people over the age of 65, with weakened immune systems… & just going to work is an “essential suicide mission”.
Jesus, hyperbolize much??
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BootsWalking Avatar
14 months ago
I wonder what role smartphone touchscreens have played in the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Some viruses such as SARS and MERS can survive on glass for up to 9 days ('https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30046-3/fulltext'). I've gotten into the routine of cleaning my iPhone screen and body with an alcohol wipe after washing my hands.
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