The Mayo Clinic is one of the world’s great hospitals. Earlier, we pointed out several free online resources that the Mayo Clinic offers. It is now engaged in another cutting-edge project. With the Mayo Clinic initiating a health passport. It is working with Safe Health Group.
An Exciting New Venture: The Mayo Clinic Initiating a Health Passport
As Heather Landi reports for Fierce Healthcare:
Mayo Clinic has teamed up with a health technology company to launch a new digital service. It focuses on reducing the cost of testing and care for COVID-19, sexually transmitted diseases, and other common medical conditions. Mayo Clinic is partnering with Los Angeles-based Safe Health Group. The goal: to improve access to efficient, affordable treatment for common medical conditions. The Mayo Clinic health system announced the project at the start of the HLTH 2020 virtual conference.
The venture will focus on testing for STDs and common ailments. However, it will initially target COVID-19 through symptom tracking and testing. It will link consumers, clinicians, and test distribution into one digital solution, called HealthCheck. As a smartphone and desktop app, HealthCheck acts to provide real-time health status verification. While also protecting consumer privacy, much like a health passport.
The SAFE platform emerged from the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care’s MedTech Accelerator program. A program designed to accelerate use-inspired research. As well as improve patient care and outcomes through innovations. The venture will be part of the Mayo Clinic Platform. That initiative launched in January. With the result of using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, connected health devices, and natural language processing.
[Also encouraging news], as COVID-19 vaccinations become available, the application will support vaccine workflow and verification.