Another interesting initiative — NTT DATA Services, working in global technology services, has announced a new alliance with Teladoc Health, R1 RCM, Enli and VisitPay to build Nucleus for Healthcare, a framework that incorporates best-in-class solutions to help accelerate clients’ digital transformation journeys. These companies are bringing together the foundational elements needed by patients and clinicians to create a digital front door for healthcare.
And the last stunning — the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has launched a new initiative to use open source technologies to help public health authorities (PHAs) around the world combat COVID-19 and future epidemics.
LFPH will initially focus on exposure notification applications that use the Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) system and will be expanding to support all aspects of PHA's testing, tracing, and isolation activities.
"To catalyze this open-source development, Linux Foundation Public Health is building a global community of leading technology and consulting companies, public health authorities, epidemiologists and other public health specialists, privacy and security experts, and individual developers," said Dan Kohn, LFPH general manager. "While we're excited to launch with two very important open source projects, we think our convening function to enable collaboration to battle this pandemic may be our biggest impact."
The new Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) initiative is launching with seven Premier members – Cisco, doc.ai, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent, and VMware – and two hosted exposure notifications projects, COVID ShieldTM, and COVID GreenTM.