HealthOptim, the mobile App that serves as India’s leading digital preventive healthcare platform has now introduced an additional feature that measures the user’s vulnerability to COVID-19 infection. While anyone exposed to SARS-CoV-2 will probably get infected, whether this infection remains asymptomatic or develops into severe disease depends on a variety of factors such as age, gender, and a range of comorbid conditions.
HealthOptim uses its proprietary artificial intelligence algorithm to match the profile of the user with clinical data of over 8 lakh individuals from around the world, to estimate the user’s risk levels for chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, cancer, and even stress. It then computes individual disease risk levels to calculate the user’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Score. This score is an estimate of the severity of disease that will likely result if the user is exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“In the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the question in everyone’s minds was whether I will also get the infection?”, said Dr. Rajat Anand, Director, and co-creator of the App. “But today, when the virus is entrenched in our communities and infections continue to rise, we have to wonder how our body will respond if we are, unfortunately, exposed to the virus. Will the infection be asymptomatic, mild, or severe?” According to Dr. Anand, the COVID-19 Vulnerability Score can serve as a critical guide in deciding how much caution each of us must exercise.
Gopal Mishra, Head of Digital Marketing at HealthOptim India Pvt. Ltd. said “The COVID-19 Vulnerability Score is based on strong science. They developed it through a deep analysis of clinical data on contributions from the different comorbidities to the severity of the COVID-19 disease”. Mishra also pointed out that HealthOptim is the world’s first healthcare App to introduce this feature.
“HealthOptim is a complete health App that integrates risk assessment with a personalized health management plan designed for each user. It then also monitors plan implementation, and records benefits gained by the user” said Dr. Rao, the co-creator of the App. “HealthOptim is a digital platform that can revolutionize preventive healthcare in our country.”
Shefali Verma, Communications Officer, said that the App is available on both Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. “We plan to post it on other platforms also, to make it more accessible”, she added.
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