According to a recent press release, “Governments across the globe are struggling to balance restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and the need to continuously make and adjust decisions around reopening the economy. To accelerate a data-driven response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ataccama—a global provider of AI-powered data management solutions—is offering its enterprise-proven technology to governments free of charge. ‘We cannot tackle the COVID-19 pandemic without reliable data,’ states Ataccama CEO Michal Klaus.”
The release continues, “In order for governments to accurately assess the immunity of a population and how quickly the virus is spreading, detailed data about tests must be collected, processed, and consolidated accurately (and ideally in real-time). Under current conditions, however, testing data is highly unreliable. This is primarily due to manual data recording during the testing process, as well as a decentralized testing approach with data residing in hundreds of lab systems stored in various formats. Aside from typos and incorrect dates, addresses, and ID numbers, Covid-19 testing data contains a high percentage of duplicates.:”
It adds, “In many countries, decision-makers and the public alike have access only to statistics based on summary reports, not detailed data. We see only the number of tests being reported, not the number of individuals tested. This is problematic, as a key metric for decision making around reopening the economy is the ratio of new positive cases to the number of tests performed. Because of high rates of duplicates, this indicator may be off by as much as 10%–50%.”
Read more at ataccama.com.
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