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Clinicians can learn to accurately diagnose COVID-19 cases faster for free with CovED

Innovative response

DetedED has developed a free virtual clinical environment to help clinicians become better at recognising the early CT scan signs of COVID-19. It is available to every clinician, world-wide, free of charge.

DetectED-X - CovED is powerful educational solution which contains modules that will take between 1-2 hours to complete.

Our systems gain certification and CME points from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in the US and elsewhere and have been validated for assessing clinical performance.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

As has now been proven, early diagnosis of COVID-19 is essential for early patient treatment and isolation and lung CT scans have been shown to be the critical first tool for diagnosis of COVID-19.

The number of patients suffering from this life threatening illness is fast outpacing the numbers of skilled staff required to accurately diagnose the lung CT scans. In spite of all of the preventative measures being put in place, early detection of high risk cases remains critical to keep the mortality rate to a minimum.

Our tool will help existing staff to accurately diagnose cases faster and it will provide rapid training of additional staff to quickly acquire CT interpretation skills which are required as the number of patients escalates rapidly especially in the developing world.

Organisations/institutions involved


Level(s) of government:
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Health and safety of responders
  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances

Date Submitted:

30 March 2020