PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, May 19, 2020Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it is partnering with the State of Rhode Island in launching a privacy-first contact tracing solution to help Rhode Islanders and state officials slow the spread of coronavirus throughout the state. This is part of the state's effort to safely reopen businesses while reducing occurrences of community transmission.
Leveraging existing Infosys technologies, the company developed a mobile app that will help Rhode Islanders follow required health and safety guidelines, monitor their own activities and support the Rhode Island Department of Health by providing accurate data with user consent. The application, called "CRUSH COVID RI," will utilize Infosys' Location Based Services platform to create individualized location diaries, while protecting user privacy. The mobile app will serve as a one stop shop for pandemic response, connecting Rhode Islanders with resources about quarantine and isolation supports, symptom monitoring, and up-to-date disease information from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
"Rhode Island has been at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus and we are honored to have the opportunity to assist in developing this critically important asset for the state," said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. "By repurposing existing technologies with proven results, Infosys was able to quickly deliver a contact-tracing solution that will hopefully turn the tide on coronavirus, all while protecting Rhode Islanders' health and privacy. We are grateful to the state for including us in this important initiative."
"We have been asking Rhode Islanders to keep a diary of who they come into contact with, each day," said Governor Raimondo. "Especially now, as we begin the process of reopening our state, this type of contact tracing is critical to identifying and slowing the spread of the virus. Thanks to the generous work of our partners at Infosys, we now have a tool at our fingertips to do just that. I encourage all Rhode Islanders to download this app and be proactive in crushing COVID-19."
The user interface for the application was designed at Infosys' Providence Design + Innovation Center, and the app will include additional features, such as GPS-based location sensing, location maps and services and push notifications.
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With nearly four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.
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