DULUTH, Minn., March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GeaCom, Inc., announced that it is deploying thousands of Phrazer/Kitsune devices to be used for COVID-19 triage and management in response to regional response centers need throughout the Upper Midwest. Phrazer/Kitsune devices are helping response centers manage patient intake by allowing self-triage in any language, eliminating exposure to medical staff and expediting the COVID-19 screening process.
Phrazer/Kitsune systems perform screening services in all languages without reading required. After identifying the patient and matching to their language, culture and literacy, the device empowers patients to conduct screening through an authoritative, onsite solution. A personalized interview, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, determines eligibility for COVID-19 testing. Hundreds of patients can simultaneously progress to proper rooming and isolation, without exposing translators, scribes, nurses and other staff.
"Phrazer/Kitsune is a vital tool for keeping medical staff safe during the screening process, and it mitigates the spread of the virus," said Mat Johnson, CEO and founder of GeaCom. "GeaCom has been preparing to help the health care system combat this global crisis, and the thousands of Phrazer/Kitsune devices ready for deployment have the potential to equitably address the entire population and accelerate the processing rate by tenfold at regional response centers."
While patients' self-triage and progress through COVID-19 services, alerts from Phrazer/Kitsune keep medical staff constantly aware of progress and needs. Staff can easily remotely initiate next engagements, such as directing patients to their rooms, gathering consent and executing discharge. Whether the staff members are at the nurse's station, at home or on any network location, they can also securely check in on any patient via video conferencing.
Phrazer/Kitsune devices are antimicrobial, HIPPA compliant, intrinsically safe systems that can be cleaned with strong chemicals. The platform is medical grade, can operate with or without a network and features video conferencing capabilities, so the patient is never alone. The products are all U.S. sourced, manufactured and supported. More details on the Phrazer/Kitsune platform and its utility for COVID-19 triage and management are available at myphrazer.com.
With U.S. headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota, and international headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, GeaCom is known for award-winning engagement solutions providing breakthrough equity, safety and efficiency to the medical industry. GeaCom invented the only medical-grade engagement solution and continues to address Civil Rights coverage in the medical market through its proven methods while broadening coverage to include education (K-12), security and community services. As a North American innovator of engagement solutions, GeaCom is a growing employer, leader and designer of the future committed to harmonizing patient, staff and system performance.