Updated Jul 08, 2020

Barry Finette m.d., ph.d., dtm&h, idha

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THINKMD has adapted its innovation to include the COVID-19 Self Screening Tool. THINKMD's COVID-19 triage and educational tool guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment to increase healthcare capacity where it is most limited. https://covid19.thinkmd.tech/go

THINKMD has released a COVID-19 triage and educational tool that guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment. It is based on the latest published peer-reviewed WHO and CDC clinical data on presenting signs, symptoms and risk factors. Each personal assessment determines if an individual has none, some or many of the clinical symptoms and presenting features associated with COVID-19. T...
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THINKMD has released a COVID-19 triage and educational tool that guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment. It is based on the latest published peer-reviewed WHO and CDC clinical data on presenting signs, symptoms and risk factors. Each personal assessment determines if an individual has none, some or many of the clinical symptoms and presenting features associated with COVID-19. The tool also provides an individual with WHO and CDC educational information on how and when to seek medical care, and recommended protective and preventive measures. This tool is a progressive web-based application that is functional on any desktop, tablet or mobile smartphone. It is also available via SMS/USSD for feature phones users to ensure widespread global distribution. It is fully functional offline for use by health organizations in areas with limited connectivity. The goal of this tool is to provide individuals a personal COVID-19 triage and pandemic educational tool in order to decrease the burden on healthcare delivery systems and to increase healthcare capacity where it is most limited. It acquires critical time-specific population health and epidemiology data for disease surveillance analysis that can provide health ministries and international health agencies essential data for developing and monitoring response strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to maximize appropriate testing and health care delivery to those who need it the most.
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THINKMD has released its progressive web-based application globally. It is functional on any desktop, tablet or mobile smartphone and available via SMS/USSD for feature phone users. It is also functional offline for areas with limited connectivity.
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Focus Areas:

Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Data/Analytics and 6 MoreSEE ALL

Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Data/Analytics, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees, Conflict Response, Monitoring & Evaluation and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Zambia, South Africa, Indonesia and 2 MoreSEE ALL

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Key Partners
5
Countries Implemented In
3,985
Customers
9
Employees
$500,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The shortage of widely available COVID-19 triage tools that are easily distributed and available in any local language.

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Solution

THINKMD has released a COVID-19 triage and educational tool that guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment. Each personal assessment determines if an individual has none, some or many of the clinical symptoms and presenting features associated with COVID-19. The tool also provides an individual with WHO and CDC educational information on how and when to seek medical care, and recommended protective and preventive measures.

Target Beneficiaries

The COVID-19 tool serves any demographic that does not have access to COVID-19 tests.

Mission and Vision

THINKMD was founded by Dr. Barry Finette, and Dr. Barry Heath set out to develop disruptive solutions to improve quality healthcare for everyone, everywhere. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable deaths by combining next-generation digital clinical intelligence logic with mobile technology to dramatically increase global primary healthcare capacity and improve access by decentralizing the healthcare delivery paradigm.

Competitive Advantage

A key differentiator of THINKMD’s COVID-19 screening tool is that it is dynamic and will be updated and expanded as new clinical and public health data is acquired and as country-specific health ministries and international aid agencies update their response, guidelines and recommendations as the pandemic progresses globally. Other key features: Open Access: THINKMD is distributing the COVID-19 home assessment free of charge. Languages: This tool is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Hindi, Bengali, Hausa, and Creole. Educational Updates: We will regularly update the educational materials based on the pandemic’s progression and WHO and CDC guidelines. Geography specific updates: THINKMD can include specific URL links, or national hotline numbers to access local, community, and national guideline information and recommendation sites and healthcare service/testing sites.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Global Mobile Network Operator Partnerships: THINKMD is working with Mondia Media and its Mobile Network Operator partner to deliver its screening tool free of charge via an SMS directly to all its general population's users. Global Frontline Health Worker Primary Health Care Partners: THINKMD an offline version of its assessment tool version that can be used by frontline health workers to perform community based screening and education.
Funding Goal1,500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10,000,000
New Implemented CountriesColombia, Nigeria, Kenya, Jordan

The Team Behind the Innovation

We are a diverse, passionate team of problem solvers, dedicated to improving healthcare capacity and access to those who need it most. We believe that appropriate technology can catalyze significant change. We listen to our users and design with humility. We collaborate creatively with our partners to continually improve our technology with the sole purpose to benefit any user, anywhere in the world. See our team's bios: https://thinkmd.org/our-team/

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

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Supporting Materials

THINKMD-s-COVID-19-Home-Based-Screening-Tool-orientation-null.pdf