Helping Health Workers Stay Up To Date with COVID-19

May 28, 2020

The team at Webtools are proud to have worked with the Ministry of Health to develop their app Āwhina. The app, which was launched yesterday, brings together the most up to date information that healthcare workers need to rely on.

Health workers across New Zealand need access to accurate information in the fight against COVID-19, including case definitions, clinical care pathways and the latest on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Ministry of Health recognised that information was being frequently updated and health workers were struggling to find the latest accurate information easily.

Āwhina gives them access to this information from their mobile device anywhere, anytime and notifies them when new or updated content is available to them.  Users can also adjust their preferences to subscribe to different channels, and search content to get to relevant information quickly.

“The team has thoroughly enjoyed working with the innovative teams at Canterbury District Health Board to initially incubate the idea and then with the Ministry of Health New Zealand to deploy this on a national scale”

Says Harry Hawke, CEO of Webtools Health.

The app is primarily aimed at those working across the health sector but is free for anyone to download.

Shayne Hunter, The Deputy Director-General Data and Digital at the Ministry of Health says:

“Digital technology can help ensure a coordinated, national approach and help us achieve better outcomes for everyone. At the moment Āwhina will be used to support the COVID-19 response but it can be used to get information to health workers to support any public health response.”

Āwhina is free to download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. For more information visit Āwhina app.

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