Our Real-Time Health System (RTHS) Demonstration combines Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances in social media, mobility, analytics, and cloud technology to track a population, over a specific time period, for exposure to an infectious disease. Using the HPE RTHS application (app) developed for this demonstration, we assign a fictitious age, home state, and health status, and enable "patients"—volunteer participants like you—to enter symptoms and severity into their mobile phone, such as body aches, cough, and dizziness. Symptoms are weighted for their ability to indicate a change in the health status for the fictitious disease and patients can also rank symptom severity on a scale of one to three.
Throughout the demonstration, patients and their activities are tracked including encounters with other participants—healthy and infected, and changes occurring in health status as a result of certain events. These simulated activities represent one of five data collection points: hand washing, passing through a high-infection zone, recovery centers/treatment, interactions with other participants, and symptom inputs.
Hand washing reduces the likelihood that a participant will make other participants sick or sicker. Treatment will improve your health status, while entering new symptoms, passing through a high-infection zone, or coming within close proximity of an infected participant will worsen your simulated health status. Push notifications to your mobile phone alert you of your health state and recommendations for improving it.
As you walk around, your encounters will affect your health status—positive or negative. At any time, you can view your individual health status and the health status of participants near you in real time through the HPE RTHS app on your phone, or the dashboard, which has a rich set of individual and population views, at the HPE conference booth. All participant data is fed into this dashboard and the HPE RTHS system providing clinically relevant information and insights as the hypothetical outbreak is tracked.