What You Should Know:
– PointClickCare introduces the Lighthouse initiative, which will provide de‐identified data on COVID‐19 diagnosed patients, including demographics, vitals, medications and health‐related outcomes, in order to better understand health outcomes post‐ICU.
– Comprehensive data sets are especially critical tools in responding to crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic, and this initiative is one example of PointClickCare’s efforts to arm frontline workers with the tools they need to keep vulnerable populations safe during this time.
PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software platform for the senior care market has been selected by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to launch the Lighthouse initiative to provide de-identified patient data for the Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 Registry.
Created by SCCM’s Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, VIRUS tracks ICU and hospital care patterns in near real-time to enable evaluation of safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices and to determine practice variations across hospitals. VIRUS is a cross-sectional observational study and registry of eligible adult and pediatric patients admitted to a hospital. There is no intervention or patient interaction and only data, de-identified in accordance with HIPAA, will be used for analysis. The registry features a dashboard which tracks data on trends including length of stay in the ICU and mechanical ventilation duration. The registry will also study mortality and health impact post-ICU.
Lighthouse Initiative Background
VIRUS will partner with Lighthouse, PointClickCare’s newly formed internal group, with a mission to provide healthcare organizations, government agencies and life sciences companies with de-identified data from older adults. The goal of providing data that specifically represents seniors, a population often considered to be at higher risk for severe illness, is to support research by expanding drug discovery and development. Lighthouse will provide the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry with de-identified data on COVID-19 diagnosed patients, including demographics, vitals, medications and health-related outcomes to help better understand their health post-ICU. PointClickCare will continue to deliver relevant data on COVID-19 patients throughout the study period.
“Lighthouse builds on PointClickCare’s commitment to sharing data and insights that drive action for better care, thereby accelerating innovation designed to protect vulnerable populations. We are honored to partner with SCCM and committed to helping shed light on trends in COVID-19 care around the world,” said Mike Wessinger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PointClickCare.
The Lighthouse project is just one example of PointClickCare’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and arm frontline workers with the tools they need to keep vulnerable populations safe. Additional innovations include the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) solution, a clinical workflow and intelligence solution that helps care teams achieve ongoing resident surveillance focused on infection prevention at the facility or enterprise level. PointClickCare has also deployed a Crisis Response and Readiness solution, broadening access to telehealth services for all customers, and enabling a HIPAA-compliant dialogue between staff and physicians.