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Conduent Joins AWS To Fight COVID-19

Conduent Joins AWS To Fight COVID-19


Considering the havoc created by COVID-19 everywhere, Conduent Incorporated has announced that its disease surveillance outbreak management platform, Maven, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for automated COVID-19 Case Management, Patient Outreach and Contact Tracing visualization. The step has been taken to help government agencies securely engage patients, and track, manage and report on cases and potential exposures of coronavirus.

Mark Brewer, President, Global Public Sector Solutions of Conduent said, “With COVID-19 confirmed cases now over 400,000 worldwide in more than 140 countries, public health agencies globally have a new problem to solve in keeping track of the exponential number of confirmed cases and the number of people who have come into close contact with an infected person.” 

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Maven allows for real-time analytical collaboration between healthcare organizations and experts, such as medical professionals and epidemiologists. The platform automates the integration of disparate information sources, including test results from labs and reports from the patients themselves. Collaborating with AWS allows Maven to be swiftly deployed, which can further boost the implementation process for health organizations and will enable them to conduct contact tracing across an entire country. 

To seamlessly run on the AWS platform, Maven uses technologies such as AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) to distribute traffic to the Maven application running on top of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The Maven COVID-19 module uses Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) for MySQL as its datastore, to simplify set up and reduce database management costs. Since the U.S has surpassed China and Italy with a total tally of 82, 404 cases of infection, Conduent has waived the software license fee for the Maven COVID-19 module through June 30, 2020, since Maven is primarily used in the U.S.

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In the past, Maven has proved to be highly reliable as it has been used to track various infectious diseases, such as Ebola, Zika, measles, tuberculosis, HIV/STDs and influenza. Commenting on the collaboration, Shez Partovi, M.D., Worldwide Director of Healthcare, Life Sciences and Genomics at AWS said, “Solutions like Conduent’s Maven platform provide contact tracing information that will help public health agencies to quickly respond to COVID-19, ensuring the right healthcare agencies, clinicians and patients can take effective action. Being on AWS means Conduent can provision quickly in any AWS region around the world.”

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