COVID-19 Reporting System for Lower Austria

We developed a COVID-19 reporting system for the Lower Austrian State Health Agency. All hospitals in Lower Austria report their COVID-19 case numbers and resource utilisation via the platform. Subsequently, reports are generated for crisis management. By using our standard software Acta Nova, the reporting system was successfully implemented within a very short time and was successfully put into operation on 13 May 2020.

The Task

All clinics in Lower Austria are obliged to submit their COVID-19 case numbers, information on resource utilisation and escalation issues to the State Health Agency at predetermined times. All messages and changes must be logged for traceability. The time raster should be flexible depending on the escalation level.

The reports are to be checked for plausibility and aggregated in a status report, which serves as the basis for the crisis staff meeting of the Lower Austrian State Health Agency. The data are important for model calculations of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the basis for the daily reporting to the federal government. In addition, the reports based on them are central guidance variables for the management of the crisis unit.

In order to quickly relieve the affected departments, the platform was required to be put into operation as soon as possible, but in compliance with strict quality requirements. In an intensive dialogue with the users, various implementation variants for efficient implementation were discussed. „Together, we have developed a simple, scalable solution,“ says Thomas Kuhta, Senior Principal Consultant at RUBICON. „We are pleased to be able to implement such an important project for our health system.“

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