April 23, 2020: Here, at This Week in Health IT, we are strong proponents of platforms, and the COVID-19 crisis has brought to light just how important they are in achieving rapid solutions. Today's guests Varun Anand and Tiago Frigini are here to share with us their experience of the Minerva platform during this time. Varun is the co-founder of MphRx, the company which developed the platform, and Tiago, a doctor in Brazil, working with UnitedHealth Group, is a Minerva client. In this episode, we talk about the issues that Minerva has looked to solve. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Brazil, it was clear that there were issues with healthcare delivery capacity. The strain on the system, along with wanting to keep patients safe and out of the ER, prompted Tiago to look for a platform to solve these problems. Varun discusses how the platform works and unpacks some of the specific tools available to optimize both the physician and patient experience. By having an agile, flexible solution, clinical resources can be focused on patients who need it most. We also get some insights into metrics from the platform, what additional features Tiago and his team will be adding to their version of Minerva, and how the patients have received it so far. It’s incredible, once again to see a variety of use cases and platform adoption across the world. Be sure to tune in today!
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