Swedish and Microsoft partner to build the COVID-19 Emergency Response (CERA) app to monitor resources
We are constantly innovating with the help of our communities, partners and government to ensure the safety of our caregivers and patients.
Like many systems around the nation, when Swedish found itself with an increasing number of COVID-19 patients, we partnered with Microsoft to build an app that helps hospital staff monitor resources for COVID-19-related care. The COVID-19 Emergency Response (CERA) app was released Wednesday, April 1 and syncs with hospital dashboards to help Swedish leaders gauge activity at our five care facilities, two emergency departments and units in critical areas.
“This near real-time view of quickly changing data is empowering Swedish to better prepare for a COVID-19 surge and better manage the needs of our patients and caregivers,” Kevin Brooks, chief operating officer at Swedish First Hill and co-developer of the CERA app, said in a statement.
Taking care of our caregivers is critical during this time of need, and that’s just what this app is helping us do. In the words of our CEO, R. Guy Hudson, M.D., “I am grateful for the professionalism and dedication of our community’s health care workers, first responders and other providers of essential services. Without their selfless commitment to serving others, we would not be able to weather this crisis.”
To learn more about joining the Swedish team in the fight against COVID-19, view our current job openings.