Ixlayer announced today that it is adapting its established testing platform for COVID-19-specific content and user flows to allow for quick connection in the delivery of coronavirus testing.
The San Francisco-based company said its platform already encompasses complex security components and is now adapted to the coronavirus-related content and flows that allow physicians, health systems, organizations and university groups to quickly connect with partnering labs for COVID-19 testing.
Using global responses to the virus as its jumping-off point, Ixlayer said it adjusted its platform to ensure that it addressed issues such as:
- Scalable technology to support multiple labs and providers across all states.
- Telemedicine infrastructure so ordering physicians can connect with patients at home.
- Secure online (HIPAA-compliant) collection of patient health screening and eligibility data.
- Third-party telemedicine physician networks to support high demand.
- Ability to schedule COVID-19 sample collection for patient drive-through.
The coronavirus test platform is designed to gather real-time data to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or others to identify trends in disease transmission. Using CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to develop the platform, Ixlayer said it set out to give patients accurate, up-to-date educational materials.
Ixlayer CEO Pouria Sanae said in a news release that the company hopes employee groups can order bulk testing to clear employees so that only the healthy are in essential positions.
“Bringing a new test online can be complicated and time-consuming without technology solutions,” Sanae said. “Thankfully, the Ixlayer platform has been efficiently delivering precision health testing across the U.S. using the telehealth model for several years, so we already have the needed security and infrastructure in place. I am proud of my team’s swift modifications to the Ixlayer platform, ensuring the additional measures needed to scale COVID-19 testing nationally are in place.”