Every organization across the globe is now monitoring and responding daily to the changing conditions brought on by wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us appropriately focus on headlines around hospital capacity, social distancing and local/state/country wide guidelines. What may not be receiving the same attention or awareness is the work of private-public partnerships to bring industry expertise and resources to bear on the single-most significant and era-defining public health crisis confronting the world.
Qlik is fortunate to have a strong global community coming together to take actions through data and insights. If you would like to be inspired look at the following:
Asian Development Bank and the Private Sector Round Table (PSRT)
The Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT) is a coalition of companies founded a response to the Ebola crisis, acting as a hub for industry engagement around global healthcare security. Qlik has been a member since its founding along with fellow PSRT member companies - including firms such as J&J, Merck, UPS and others – which collaborate to help countries prevent, detect, respond to and prepare for health crises while strengthening their health infrastructure.
Through the connections fostered by the PSRT, today we unveiled a public app for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of a three-phased, multi-pronged approach to address near term economic and longer-term health investment needs. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, and is immediately focused through this first application on understanding the near-term economic impact of the pandemic to deploy financial resources strategically to jump start the Asian economy post COVID-19.
The team is also collecting data to understand the intersection the human and animal health metrics to create strategies around investment in surveillance and preparedness to avoid similar outbreaks in the future, which will result in a secondary data visualization application. A third application will analyze the global health security posture of every country to help leaders pinpoint weaknesses and appropriately fund future preventative measures across health care supply chains and surge capacity planning. You can view the app here.
One immediate reality everyone is facing the dire need of provisioning, in rapid fashion, medical resources, including personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, in areas of current and projected shortage. This is squarely at the heart of the mission of Direct Relief and their work both in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world's most vulnerable people. As part of our multi-year partnership with Direct Relief, (www.directrelief.org), Qlik developed a supply chain app to provide the organization with valuable insight into regions, counties, and individual health care systems where there is the greatest need for the deployment of masks, gloves, gowns, ICU medicines and more. You can view the app here.
Qlik’s intent with these applications is that they help provide insights and more importantly the actions for our global community to stem the tide of the supply and economic impacts of COVID-19 today, and in the future. To learn more about and see the apps themselves, click here to view the Direct Relief app and here to view the ADB app. Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like to leverage these apps in your own Qlik Sense environment. We are all in this together and would be proud to support your mission.