The Digital Transformation of the War on Drugs Local health and law enforcement agencies are using geographic information systems-based maps to address the rise in opioid abuse. By tracking prescribing patterns, naloxone use, and mortality, first responders can view high-risk areas and devote resources to reduce overdose-related deaths.
Vending Machines, Self-Screening Apps Help Combat COVID-19 The University of California San Diego is using vending machines to distribute COVID-19 tests to students. Universities hope easy access to testing and self-screening apps will tamp down possible Coronavirus outbreaks, so students can stay on campus. Airports and other public areas are also following suit and adding easy-to-use vending machines with test kits.
Universities Use IoT to Ensure Student Safety After a rocky fall term plagued by COVID-19 outbreaks and temporary lockdowns, colleges are evaluating how to successfully bring students back to campus—if not yet to the classroom—for the next semester.
Walgreens’ Use of AI for Flu Tracking is Nothing to Sneeze At Combining geographical location data with demographic data and powerful artificial intelligence, the pharmaceutical retailer relies on GSI mapping to shed light on the spread of influenza and help direct medication inventory needed in its stores. The technology even plays a role in national COVID-19 infection tracking.
University Counts on Data Modeling to Track, Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks University of California San Diego launches an ambitious Return to Learn program that aims to provide self-testing kits to 65,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus on a recurring basis for COVID-19. It also plans to use data modeling, contact tracing, and wastewater testing to create a tailored map of any virus outbreaks so it can quickly stop the spread.