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Full Pandemic Response

Betterfit can match people to places in schools, hospitals, conferences and even real estate. But what about between these things?

In the case of the pandemic, we saw hospitals fear being overwhelmed; so much so that many jurisdictions started rapid attempts to build new temporary hospitals. Hospitals that still had to be waited for, because they still needed to be built — often rushed and not to meant last, and taking up valuable resources to construct in the process. Is this the best solution?

In this time, what sat completely empty? Schools, conference centres, commercial offices were all evacuated. Exactly the kind of spaces that can also be scheduled with Betterfit.

And here is a great benefit of using one integrated system across industries.

If, say, a University campus, or even a high school, used Betterfit to do their scheduling, all of their room sizes, locations and layouts would already be in the system. In the case of a pandemic, a chief healthcare concern is simply keeping lesser cases quarantined and under a watchful eye. The space that is needed — as we saw with temporary hospitals — does not necessarily need to permanently medically equipped. With classes cancelled and students sent home, these spaces could be instantly accessed in the healthcare schedule — doubling, tripling or more the space available — at literally the touch of a button.

To determine who should be tested, many governments recently turned to online symptom surveys. In times of crisis it is even more important to rely on the growing trend of remote healthcare. Not every patient can — or always should — be seen in person by a practitioner. Now, we simply show the patient the results of the tests, log their phone number and manually follow up on a first come first serve basis. But the challenge is all about allocating limited resources to those who need it most: it’s about the best fit. What if a patient’s result was combined with their health history in a central database, and plugged into a schedule immediately that could allocate them a test or even treatment based on need? We could cut out the chaos, and use what we have where we need it.

Applied at larger scales, Betterfit can create huge advantages between industries and ecosystems — and massively combat unpredictability.