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Visit-Based Contact Tracing Application Available for Download

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Data Science team at VNSNY has developed a new application, VisitContactTrace, to support infection control practices.

Recognizing the value this could have for other home care organizations, VNSNY is making the application available to the open-source community, so that other organizations can have free access to this resource to enhance our collective efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The VisitContactTrace application allows users to upload their own visit data in an excel or csv format, and use the tool in a variety of ways:

  • Explore how infectious disease might spread within a visit-based service delivery model if appropriate precautions are not in place
  • Conduct visit-based tracing of the primary, secondary, and tertiary in-person contacts of an “index” patient or visiting staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 (or any other infectious disease).

Additionally, the tool is flexible to incorporate future optimizations – other organizations are welcomed to collaborate with VNSNY through the open-source community to continue to enhance and improve it.

To access the application and instructions for use, please visit our GitHub page.

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