Traction Thrive, Outbreak Response App, Released Globally for Free
Together with our partners at Thrive Health, we’ve announced free, global availability for our new, open-source mobile application for healthcare providers that are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The Traction Thrive Critical Care Resource Management application is designed to view, track and allocate critical healthcare personnel, personal protective equipment, ventilator availability and other critical supplies in real-time.
Traction on Demand is a values-driven organization. We believe that businesses harness enormous potential to positively impact the world; that they have the creativity, skills and capacity that is needed right now in this fight against COVID-19. We’re also in the fortunate position of having the resources to make this happen, so offering this system to the world for free is the right thing to do.
After helping two Vancouver hospitals deploy the app just over a week ago, we’ve now brought nearly 30 healthcare facilities in Canada onto the new system. We built Traction Thrive on the Salesforce platform, enabling health organizations to implement and scale rapidly. Salesforce’s cloud-based technology means that the app is customizable by healthcare providers, scalable without any new data centers, accessible from any permanent or temporary facility worldwide, and portable by practitioners on any device.
The app enables governments and healthcare providers to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 virus at a local level, and to allocate resources to save lives and ease pressure on healthcare workers. Whereas hospitals can install their own independent version, the app can also be implemented by healthcare systems enabling them to get an at-a-glance view of their full network’s utilization and capacity.
Over the last month of development, it hasn’t been lost on us that we’re working on a project that has the potential to save people’s lives and to ease even just a little pressure on hard-working healthcare workers. There’s been a team of more than 50 Tractionites working around the clock to help us get to today’s global release. Each of those, in turn, has been supported by our wider Traction on Demand community who’ve taken on additional work or provided guidance and support. Times like this bring out the best in people, and I’ve seen that in every person who’s touched the development of Traction Thrive.
It’s been the privilege of my career to work together with the Traction on Demand and Thrive Health teams on building this app, and I’m humbled today as we release it on the Salesforce AppExchange for use all around the world.