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Homecare App

Innovative response

The Homecare App of the City of Vienna is a valuable tool that allows patients and people who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID 19 to be digitally monitored in their homes. Thus critical infrastructures in hospitals are protected and authorities are relieved.

All those who have been in contact with people infected with coronavirus must inform authorities and doctors about their state of health on a daily basis. This is especially true for people who have already been tested but are still waiting for the results. This communication can be done efficiently via the app.  Persons fill out a questionnaire via the app and send it directly to the responsible office. The obligatory daily telephone call to announce the state of health can thus be replaced - all in compliance with data protection regulations.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Caring and monitoring citizens who are in isolation is by definition difficult due to their remoteness. This app will hope to address this problem by allowing those who have tesetd positive for COVID19 to be digitally monitored in their homes.

Organisations/institutions involved

City of Vienna

Level(s) of government:
  • Local government

Issues being addressed:

  • Patient care
  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)

Date Submitted:

6 May 2020