WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 17, 2020
Configo Health Inc., a healthcare data and analytics company specializing in pediatrics, today announced the launch of its COVID-19 Recovery Accelerator, an online tool allowing children’s hospitals to scenario plan and optimize the managed ramp up of elective procedure volume. The tool will be offered free of charge to all hospitals and is accessible at http://covid.configohealth.com.
“Despite the lower COVID-19 symptom severity in pediatric patients, children’s hospitals have nevertheless experienced radical transformations to their operations to reduce disease transmission. Elective surgeries have dropped to unprecedentedly low volumes with dramatic impact on already tight operating margins,” said Craig Manson, CEO of Configo Health. “At Configo, we wanted to do our part to help the industry respond to this crisis. Our COVID-19 Recovery Accelerator will help administrators ensure continued adherence to disease prevention measures, while optimizing the use of available resources to start processing the elective surgery backlog."
The tool, which has been developed in consultation with the team from Configo investor Children’s National Hospital, has been designed to be a collaborative project. As hospital users provide specific feedback regarding their needs, the Configo team will continue to iterate and improve the product.
“To respond to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 within pediatrics, we pivoted our product and technology teams to build the Accelerator; moving from ideation to launch within seven days,” said Evan Jones, COO of Configo Health. “Configo will continue to improve the tool as we engage with the children’s hospital community.”
Dr. Rahul Shah, vice president, chief quality and safety officer at Children’s National Hospital added, “Although today we are focused on reducing disease spread, we must start planning for how we will bring normal operations back online in a prudent and efficient manner. The Configo COVID-19 Recovery Accelerator is an invaluable tool in aiding our preparations for a return to such operations.”
About Configo Health, Inc.
Configo Health is a healthcare data and analytics company, focused specifically on pediatrics, that helps children’s hospitals and their patients and families make better decisions through the use of actionable insight. Experts in extracting administrative data from pediatric hospitals, Configo Health provides HIPPA compliant processes, secure data storage facilities, data cleansing and sophisticated analytical processing. Configo Health has offices in both New York and Washington D.C.