UnitedHealth, Microsoft's New Mobile App to Help Trace Coronavirus
UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH together with Microsoft Corporation MSFT will roll out the new ProtectWell protocol and Microsoft Azure-powered mobile application to help employees return to workplace in a safer way. Developed on the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ProtectWell screening app will test employees for symptoms while ProtectWell Protocol will give them a clearance for work from office on a daily basis. Therefore with ProtectWell framework, the personnel can feel confident about the safety of the workplace. Notably, UnitedHealth Group already deployed ProtectWell among its own frontline healthcare workers and intends to utilize the same across its businesses while Microsoft plans to implement the solution for its U.S.-based employees. Also, UnitedHealth Group will manage the critical health care data.With the relaxation of lockdowns and reopening of businesses in many regions, the employees are gradually reporting to work. However, the prime concern that still persists is the precaution from COVID-19.