Andrei Pătrașcu is a young Romanian entrepreneur who, along with his programmer friends, had the idea of a revolutionary software for managing coronavirus cases and slowing down the pandemics. More than that, the young entrepreneurs say that this software will even be able to manage information about any disease with the help of advanced databases.
More details in the interview below!
TTW: How did the idea of the “PANDEMICS” software come to you? What does this software do?
Andrei P.: The idea came from an unpleasant experience: a failed call at 112. Why failed? Because during the recent call we were told that we would be visited by an ambulance in 3 (three) days! It was a time when we realized that states can be very easily overcome by the situation in extreme crisis conditions, and we began to think how we can help our own state, and the Romanian people, in fact, to overcome this really extreme situation. And because my friends have huge experience as programmers, creating a medical software was the step we immediately thought of. The software is designed as a data integrator, making instant and continuous connections between patients, the medical system and the state authorities. The program greatly helps in creating a T0 moment, generating direct communication between the important factors (patient-doctor-authority) and immediate verification of any patient (using the application / software), therefore improving response time, and thus making it possible to propose appropriate measures – isolation or treatment based on a detailed history – the result being the limitation of the spread of contagious elements in the community. Our program is very versatile, because it can be designed to be used to track any disease.
TTW: Sounds very complex. Do you have the professional experience necessary to implement such a project?
Andrei P.: Yes, our technical team has the necessary experience to implement the software. Moreover, we are of course open to working with the beneficiary to adjust the program to meet the needs of any medical system. We have extensive web programming and web developing experience, proven by numerous contracts and jobs with banks, large retail stores, and mostly all commercial fields. 15 years of implementing complex technical solutions, intertwining hardware and software experience, have brought us to this moment when we use our experience for a software than can prove adamant in fighting the Covid-19 spread.
TTW: What are the most important things that PANDEMICS software can do?
Andrei P.: Our technical solution creates a database with people who have symptoms specific to the Covid-19 virus. The app (database) can also be configured for other types of infections (measles, varicella, severe flu, etc.). The patient will detail the symptoms based on a predefined form, adding details about traveling abroad or meeting other possibly infected persons. Depending on the symptoms or details presented, the institutions responsible for managing emergency situations can be notified. A very important aspect is that our technical solution will be able to be integrated (according to needs) with other technical solutions developed previously for the management of emergency situations in the administration of the authorities – Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Health, local health authorities, hospitals etc. The app is designed, on the one hand, to generate as clear and rapid an overview as possible when a person is in medical difficulty and wants help. Based on the details instantly received via our software, doctors can identify and understand the situation in which a possible patient finds him/herself. This means that response time from doctors and authorities would be drastically improving – an essential condition in crisis situations, such as the ones we are going through now. Also, the authorities can provide support to a much larger number of patients, in a much shorter time, thus decisively contributing to the total slowdown or cessation of the virus spread, in a very efficient and centralized way. During times of crisis, more cases can be solved in a very short time, state resources can be managed better and can be strategically directed, much more efficiently, depending on the affected areas. Moreover, the software allows access to the entire chain of interested people/institutions, creating the primary direct link between the patient and the hospital, without the need for an on-site physician intervention. Suppose a person who has our app installed on the phone is feeling ill, presenting the symptoms already known for coronavirus infection. He or her can introduce the detailed symptoms into the app, and will receive feedback from the nearest hospital as soon as possible, depending on the mentioned symptoms. From that moment, the person will become a point on a map generated by the software, and will come to the attention of the authorities as a possible Covid-19 case. The system can send notifications to the doctor / institution that accesses the data of the person suspected of being infected with coronavirus, in case the respective person returns with details about his / her situation. Thus, we actually generate an online medical record, to which all the persons with whom the patient will interact will have access, in case he/her has to be admitted in hospital.
TTW: Poland already has such a software. Why do you think it is important for other countries to follow the same path?
Andrei P.: Poland shows us an example of mobilization in the context of the coronavirus crisis. Moreover, the fact that the Polish authorities are open to the use of innovative software which can help to manage the crisis, provides evidence of a government oriented towards efficiency and, of course, towards its own people. We are ready to help alleviate the coronavirus crisis by doing our own job in that direction.
TTW: How can other countries benefit from the software created by you?
Andrei P.: The online environment in our region is very well developed, a very high percentage of people have access to the Internet, which helps a lot in using PANDEMICS software. The software can be promoted online very quickly, and we will be directly involved in it. But the help of the state is vital. People can help popularize the data with the software, thus helping the institutions able to better manage the existing crisis situation. People can therefore benefit from an improved response time from the authorities (a very big problem during this period) and a much better management of the resources used by the authorities. In times of crisis, time and material resources are important and help to save human lives. Our software can be an essential part of this gear.
Source: The Trust Word