Fast-Track Technology Leads to Online COVID-19 Screener

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Barely two months ago, Clearstep was among 10 companies in a medtech show-and-tell called Digital Health CT’s Digital Demo Day that packed the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford.

Clearstep, part of the Hartford-based MedTech Accelerator — sponsored by Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut School of Business — had just spent 14 weeks in a program designed to transform healthcare through technology.

Then a different type of healthcare accelerator happened. Now, because of COVID-19, virtual health and digital health innovations are on an even faster track. Clearstep’s work, a COVID-19 online screening tool that matches your symptoms to the appropriate care, is now available at Hartford HealthCare.

“This partnership is one example of many of how precision innovation at Hartford HealthCare is driving a delightful customer experience,” says Dr. Barry Stein, Hartford HealthCare’s Chief Clinical Innovation Officer.

The screener (click here) uses a series of questions in a chat-message format to determine if you need COVID-19 testing or even medical attention for an unrelated condition.

“We are built off off of nurse protocols,” Clearstep co-founder Bilal Naved told Techcrunch, “and we’re the only ones that have access to this ina publicly available chatbot format that has been used in over 200 million encounters in over 95 percent of the call centers around the country.”

Not feeling well? Get screened for COVID-19 online nowCall your healthcare provider for guidance and try to avoid going directly to an emergency department or urgent care center, as this could increase the chances of the disease spreading.

For more information about Hartford HealthCare virtual health visits, click here.

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