Orchard Software is deploying a Point-Of-Care Testing Network to provide connectivity and management for point-of care testing (POCT), including COVID-19. The Orchard® Point-of-Care Testing Network™ is designed to help businesses integrate and connect POCT across multiple locations. The subscription-based, SaaS solution will allow users to automate and manage POCT processes through device integration and system interfacing, enabling electronic test ordering and automated result reporting. This connectivity enables rapid communication of, and response to, POCT results.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has wreaked havoc across the world, with the elderly population being particularly vulnerable to suffering severe consequences from the disease. As of October, globally confirmed cases were more than 45 million with nearly 9 million in the United States. Deaths across the globe reached higher than 1.18 million with more than 228,000 in the U.S.
Development, validation, scale-up, and distribution of diagnostic tests is a key element in managing an emerging infectious disease outbreak. To enable effective contact tracing and contain the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, early availability of accurate and rapid diagnostic testing is needed. As part of an overall approach to COVID-19 testing, laboratories are implementing multiple testing platforms to meet testing demand and work around supply shortages.
In a year filled with incredibly difficult circumstances, employees have continued to pull together (sometimes literally) to maintain our virtual Orchard family.
As one of the options to deploy Orchard® Harvest™, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is being used to move customers to a cloud-based solution. Orchard Software has multiple hosting options available for its cloud services and is proud to work with AWS as one of them. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, designed to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available. Data centers are globally located and backed by extensive cloud security tools. AWS supports a multitude of security standards and compliance certifications, as well as data encryption capabilities that can support Orchard Harvest's customers.
Orchard is partnering with the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.