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  • HealthSpace Data Systems (CSE:HS) is setting up its contact tracing platform to help Hawaii manage the COVID-19 pandemic
  • After trialling the program internally, Hawaiian health authorities hope to use the platform for COVID-19 contact tracing 
  • HealthSpace will provide the system for free during the crisis, but will renegotiate the arrangement once case numbers subside
  • Earlier this month, the company announced similar plans with health authorities in Vancouver and the US state of Washington
  • HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd (HS) is holding steady, with shares trading at C$0.07 and a market cap of $10.7 million

HealthSpace Data Systems (CSE:HS) is setting up its contact tracing platform to help Hawaii manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

After HealthSpace announced similar plans in Washington and Vancouver earlier this month, the Hawaiian health authorities contacted the company. Once the government has trialled the program internally, the health authority hopes to implement it across the whole state.

Due to the increased need for contact tracing platforms during the pandemic, HealthSpace will provide the system for free. However, once the crisis subsides, the company will enter into more formal agreements with its clients to maintain platform use moving forward.

HealthSpace and Hawaii are currently developing a questionnaire, which will form the basis of COVID-19 data collection within the state.

HealthSpace CEO, Silas Garrison, is happy to provide the urgently needed technology, during this ongoing crisis.

“I am pleased to see the outpouring of interest in our new contact tracing platform and that our suite of products can provide real benefit in a time of great need.

“We are working with agencies across North America to continually offer our solutions as a means of gaining better control and insights into the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds,” he said.

In Washington state, where the platform is already in use, HeathSpace is adapting its HSCloud Suite and My Health Department systems. The adaptations will allow local healthcare providers to directly input new COVID-19 patients.

By doing this, the company hopes to speed up the contract tracing process and reduce user error.

With the advent of novel coronavirus around the world, the company’s stock has been receiving some inflated attention. As a result, HealthSpace’s market share has risen 133 per cent since the beginning of February.

HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd (HS) is holding steady, with shares trading at C$0.07 at 12:41am EST. 

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