Mayo Clinic Develops Rapid-Detection Tool for COVID-19

April 16, 2020

A team of 230 Mayo Clinic experts has developed a new system that can rapidly identify which employees have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a Becker’s Hospital Review report.

According to the report, the solution was developed in two weeks and was deployed April 9.

“Contact tracing helps us quickly identify employees that are exposed,” Mayo Clinic Occupational Health Services Medical Director Laura Breeher told Becker’s Hospital Review. “We can take those who have had medium or high-risk exposures out of the hospital setting, so that if they develop COVID-19 during the following 14 days there is zero risk of them exposing patients or other coworkers.”

To read the full report, click here.

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