A few weeks ago we were contacted by a Federal Government program familiar with our MED-DETECT application/engine. The primary design of our engine audits and validates information in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) databases. That group was aware the DOJ wrote a special opt out for us in Omnibus 17 so we can do certain helpful tasks outside the confines of HIPAA HITECH rules.
The Covid-19 virus is a worldwide problem. A solution is needed to securely track and trace individual's Covid-19 tests and validate the individual tested for a few reasons. We are modifying MED-DETECT for this specific purpose. By doing this we can help contain and slow down the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
First, the track aspect. DUOLARK’s MED-DETECT has some special AI (artificial intelligence) properties and can be quickly designated to match and distinguish multiple facets of medical information in order to validate an individual's medical record. HIPAA only requires that the data be trusted. Since Covid-19 impacts not just the individual but anyone else they may have had contact with recently, something more accurate is needed.
Second, the trace aspect. Should someone test negative for the anti-bodies they may be able to go back to work safely. They are not in a contagious state. They have survived the virus, even if their mild or zero symptoms did not affect them. If in the future they test positive for the Covid-19, then we’ve been asked to do something special and reverse trace their activities. Then we reach out to their contacts for alerts.
In other countries, whether we have worked with them or not, this is required by their laws. In these countries you cannot enter a building without first being tested and the results are entered into a government monitored database. When you leave, you are interviewed again as to where you went, who you saw and what you are doing. You are then tested again and the results compared.
In those countries, should you test positive anytime within the following two weeks, that country will know. They will find you. They will enforce their treatment plan of action upon you.
We do not see this happening in the United States ever.
However, we can use what we have available and do the best we can, working with others, to reverse trace map activities using a special Covid-19 investigator.
Lastly, in the process of all of these discussions it was suggested that DUOLARK should start selling the Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits. That way we get first-hand knowledge of the way things work. Then we can adapt a better solution to stop or at least reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
This should answer the question what is DUOLARK doing, how we got involved and most importantly why, we are selling Covid-19 Rapid Tests.
This is why you should consider acquiring your Covid-19 Rapid Tests from DUOLARK.
In the long run, there is great value in what we are doing. It’s the data that will be the value that saves lives. It takes only about 10 minutes to receive the test results.
Covid-19 Testing Deciphered
Testing - There are two kinds of tests available for Covid-19.
1) Viral Tests -Tests for current infection
2) Antibody Tests - Tests for past infection
An Antibody Test may not be able to show if you have a current infection because it may take 1 to 3 weeks after an infection to make antibodies. Why it takes this amount of time is not completely understood. It is not absolutely known if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or for how long that protection might last.
Not everyone needs a Viral Test
· It will confirm if you have a current infection
· Because most people will have a mild illness, according to the CDC, and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested
· The CDC has guidance for who should be tested
· Decisions regarding testing are being made by State and Local government health departments or your healthcare provider
· If you have symptoms of Covid-19 and want to get a Viral Test, call your healthcare provider first
· Visit your State or Local health department’s website for the latest local information on testing
Best practice: If you test positive or negative for Covid-19, no matter the type of test, you should still take preventative measures to protect yourself and others.