As our country continues its fight against the covid-19 pandemic, the need for rapid testing is still require. If the 3rd wave hits our country, the amount of tests being conduct daily shall rise by a huge extent and thus, the need to maintain the records and get efficient results.
Nearly every element of modern life has been change by digital technology. Travel, employment, retail, entertainment, and communications are just a few of the industries that have seen significant transformation in recent decades. It’s becoming increasingly unusual to come across an electrical gadget or piece of machinery that doesn’t use digital technology in some manner. The same digital technology can help our country in successful execution of Rapid Covid tests.
What are rapid Covid tests?
Rapid Antigen Detection test is a diagnostic test that is highly use for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the body. It detects the presence or absence of an antigen. The antigens are the proteins that exist on the outer shell of the coronavirus. Antigen testing is important for diagnosis because it is highly confirmatory when it generates positive results.
How is it useful?
Rapid antigen tests for Covid-19is very useful. It is quick to implement as it requires minimal training. In is not only Cost effective but also gives fast results within 5–30 minutes. May be It is very useful for mass testing. Also, it reduces the load of relying on just RT-PCR tests to identify Covid-19 patients. Companies like SpiceHealth conducts the country’s cheapest Rapid Covid test (RAT) in India, starting from Rs.150/-.SpiceHealth conducts all the tests under strict medical supervision to provide safe testing experience at affordable pricing.
How digital transformation is leading to successful execution of Rapid Covid testing?
It helps in giving faster and more organised results
The digital transformation of Covid tests will help to tackle the deadly Covid 19 virus by giving speedy and more accurate results. The data regarding who has been infect and the nature of their disease (symptomatic or asymptomatic), their location, the people they have been in contacting with prior to getting infect can be stored in a digital database. This digital database will in turn help to get the people in the contact of infect people tested at the earliest.
A unified database containing all the information about the infected people is better than the information coming from all the parts of the country as a unified database can be used to assess the situation then and there itself and can provide a base for further actions.
It helps in eliminating human error.
Digital transformation will also help in eliminating the human error in Covid testing. Suppose a person who is inexperienced or fatigued after conducting hundreds of tests in a single day, the element of human error can come into play resulting in a faulty outcome of the test.
It has made the execution of rapid Covid tests more efficient.
In the case of digital technology, the uploading of data will also be efficient and speedy. This in turn can help the authorities to identify the areas which may have a higher rate of infection and accordingly take necessary action to stop its potential spread. This system shall not be so efficient and prompt if a human is transferring the data into spreadsheets.
It has made it less complex and easier to manage.
Also, managing the database will not be a complex task. The doctors and officials conducting the test can upload the identity of the person being test and his/her. Covid test result just by a touch on the screen. Such efficiency can be lacking if a human is managing such recording of data. Which can result in wrong entry or omission. Such data can also be made available to the general public which shall help them to identify the number of people affect by the virus around them and assist them to take extra precautions and require care to protect themselves and their family members from the virus.
What can we conclude?
The need for digital transformation in these times is huge to prevent the covid-19 virus from spreading rapidly. Digital Transformation has proven to be far more efficient than humans testing and recording the Covid test results. It helps in rapid spread of information and timely actions. The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity for not just data sharing. But also rigorous assessment and ethical frameworks that include community engagement as the area of mobile and digital healthcare evolves.
It’s critical to earn public trust by implementing effective communication strategies across all digital platforms. And demonstrating a commitment to proportional privacy. The future of public health is expect to be more digital, making it critical to recognise. The role of digital technology in this sector and in pandemic preparation strategy. Technology firms, for example, could be long-term partners in emergency. Preparedness rather than being partners just when an emergency is occurring. Viruses have no boundaries, and digital technology and data are rapidly doing the same. To enhance pandemic management and future preparedness for Covid-19 and other infectious illnesses. Worldwide plans for regulation, assessment, and use of digital technology must be align urgently.