The Department of Public Health and Social Services will be using a remote monitoring system to keep track of people who have had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients.
It’s a smart-phone app called Symptoms Monitoring Service, which can be used to monitor patient symptoms.
Patient symptoms can be monitored using a video link in the app that allows public health nurses to check in on people in quarantine at their homes.
It also ensures that those in quarantine are at home where they’re supposed to be.
The app is already being used by Public Health’s TB Control Program.
It was developed back in 2015 by a Maryland-based company emocha Mobile Health. It’s already in use by more than 300 public health departments worldwide.