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.
Orchard is partnering with the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
Laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the response during an emerging infectious disease outbreak. Lives can be saved by an early and effective laboratory testing response. Specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratories are having to get creative and use every tool in their toolbox to provide the caliber of service the profession has historically built its reputation upon.
Orchard Software Offers COVID-19 University Testing Software to Help Bring Students & Faculty Back to Campus Safely
Orchard Software is partnering with numerous colleges and universities to implement its COVID-19 university testing software solution, designed to help universities bring their students and faculty back to school safely. The laboratory information system (LIS) solution enables universities to automate and streamline their COVID-19 order entry, sample collection, and sample routing processes; and to identify positive patients using Orchard’s powerful data analysis tools.
Orchard Software Offers a University COVID-19 Testing Solution to Help Bring Students & Faculty Back to Campus Safely
Universities across the U.S. are diligently putting together plans for a safe and efficient return to campus for students and faculty. Campuses are planning to resume activities gradually as health and safety conditions allow. Many are choosing to reopen in stages, with a revised academic calendar for the fall, to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of teaching. Among other concerns, university administrators are addressing classroom density, face coverings, contact tracing, and devising a plan for coronavirus and antibody testing. To protect the health and safety of those returning to campus and essential on-site workers, many universities are suggesting baseline viral testing for SARS-CoV-2.