Cutting-Edge AI To Help Thousands Of Critical Frontline Child Welfare Workers

Published on February 02, 2021, 7:17 pm
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The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and healthPrecision are pleased to announce that they will be working together to bring the CoViD-19 Medical Brain to thousands of employees serving and protecting children and youth in the New York City area.

The CoViD-19 Medical Brain, developed by New York-based healthPrecision, uses the power of AI to complete pre-work health screening, incorporating the latest guidelines from the CDC and the health departments of New York State and New York City (DoHMH).

Available as an app on Apple and Android devices, the CoViD-19 Medical Brain communicates with users in easy-to-understand, conversational language.

The mobile app meets the highest standards of data privacy and confidentiality to securely screen employees based on symptoms, potential exposure and test results so they can safely access their workplaces and the community as they provide essential services.

With accurate, and intelligent support, the app provides health screen results in real-time so ACS employees can take the appropriate actions to protect themselves and those they serve.

After completing a daily health assessment, users receive simple, color-coded badges to indicate if it is appropriate for them to enter their workplace. The badges help ACS employees and supervisors to be clear about adherence to recommended protocols and safeguarding others.

These capabilities are especially important for the thousands of mission-driven ACS employees who work tirelessly with children and families in their homes and communities. Prior to the launch of this app, ACS staff reporting to worksites and working in the community were required to complete a health screening on their home computer. Additionally, ACS has continued to follow CDC and DOH public health guidance throughout the pandemic and has continued to make adjustments to all areas of its work, including: requiring face coverings, asking families about symptoms before making a visit, keeping social distancing when speaking with families, doing more investigative work through video when possible in addition to other adjustments.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthPrecision has been deeply invested in using our advanced artificial intelligence applications to combat the virus and keep people safe,” said Eyal Ephrat, MD, CEO and cofounder of healthPrecision. “We are thrilled to partner with ACS to protect some of the most essential workers right here New York City: the public servants who are risking their own health – and their families’ health – to care for vulnerable infants, children, and youth who need extra support during this trying time.”

Even with large-scale vaccinations planned for the coming months, employers and employees will need to remain vigilant about CoViD-19 for the foreseeable future to prevent resurgences of the virus. The CoViD-19 Medical Brain will continue to play a long-term key role in supporting community health as the nation looks to its future.

“The health and safety of staff, and the children and families we serve, is our top priority and we’ve continued to put protocols in place to help our staff carry out their mission safely during the pandemic. The launch of the new CoViD-19 Medical Brain app is just one more way we’re working to protect and support ACS staff during this challenging time,” said Commissioner David A. Hansell.

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About New York Administration for Children’s Services

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services. ACS seeks to recruit Youth Development Specialists (YDS) to provide safe and secure supervision and care to at-risk youth who are placed in secure juvenile detention by the court.

About healthPrecision

healthPrecision is committed to breakthrough changes in healthcare and population well-being through innovative technology that helps people improve their health long-term. healthPrecision’s Medical Brain®, is a clinical decision support app used by medical professionals and patients, which combines the power of advanced AI and medical expertise to deliver precise and personalized evidence-based care to each patient.

healthPrecision’s team of 70+ physicians and nurses, data science specialists, and engineers combine their skills to create leading decision support systems for the industry. In response to the CoViD-19 crisis, healthPrecision is providing the CoViD-19 module to hospitals for their employees and patients along with the Medical Brain®‘s portfolio of medical specialty solutions.

healthPrecision aims to serve those in the midst of the crisis: our healthcare heroes and those who protect and serve the public.

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