DHI are a key and critical partner in the delivery of the digital products that underpin the Scottish Government Test and Protect national approach to Covid-19 management.

National Notification Service (NNS)

Testing – DHI has developed a National Notification Service (NNS) that aggregates test results and sends them out to the public through text and email. This is now deployed to all health boards in Scotland. A change programme is underway to help local teams onboard to the service.

The National Notification Service has changed the way Scottish health boards view and communicate test results, relieving the front line of the burden of administrating thousands of test results so that they could focused on higher impact health protection duties.

This project is now complete

Simple Tracing Tools (STT)

Contact tracing – DHI has developed Simple Tracing Tools (STT) that allow all the positive test results to flow down to each Scottish Health Board, automatically creates index cases, and allow them to be assigned to contact tracers. These tracers can then collect data using the system in the course of their phone interviews. This service is live in every health board in Scotland.

The Simple Tracing Tools equipped all 14 Scottish health boards with the digital means to capture contact tracing data during peak Covid-19. 733 clinical users were onboarded and they traced 1618 index cases and their contacts over a 2 month period at peak – this allowed Scotland to leave full lockdown earlier.

This project is now complete

Covid-19 Community Co-Management (Co3)

Covid-19 Community Co-Management (Co3) - Digital services are being explored that will allow the public to better self-manage and contribute to contact tracing.

The Covid-19 Community Co-management tools have been developed and user research completed – with the Scottish population demonstrating their support for a more active digital role in contact tracing. This tool is due to go live later in the autumn in 2020 and will help with the expected increase in Covid-19 cases over the winter period

This project is still active

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