How PARTNER revolutionizes COVID-19 contact tracing software
Contact tracing is a critical part of maintaining public health as we reduce widespread self-isolation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. PARTNER is a COVID-19 contact tracing software that significantly improves our ability to collect, analyze and respond to contact tracing data. PARTNER uses network science to identify unseen hotspots, anticipate risk of spread, and inform public health decision-making in real time.
Why is PARTNER such powerful COVID-19 contact tracing software?
The platform is specifically designed to track extremely complex relationships between people and places in real time. It uses network science and sophisticated relational analysis to collect, map and analyze the kind of relational data we need for effective contact tracing.
Originally developed over 10 years ago, PARTNER is a highly-adopted, validated platform used by network practitioners and decision-makers around the world. The platform has been used in diverse disaster recovery efforts including pandemic surveillance, recovery networks, and disaster mitigation.
Contact tracing data can be entered through a simple web link making it easy to collect consistent data from call-centers, in-person interviews, healthcare settings, or from home.
In addition to having its own web-based screener and data collection tools, the platform can seamlessly integrate data from other systems like patient health records.
The platform can handle millions of data points to simultaneously track complex contact networks at the local, state, and national levels.
How does COVID-19 contact tracing software work?
Infected patients or their interviewers fill out an online screener survey about the people and places they have had contact with over the past 14 days.
New contact network data instantly populates a centralized dashboard where contact networks can be mapped and analyzed using sophisticated relational analysis tools.
Real-time data and analysis can be efficiently translated into custom reports to inform decision making for community leaders, health professionals, and public health officials.
Who is Visible Network Labs?
At VNL we are experts in understanding complex relationships. Led by Dr. Danielle Varda, our team has spent the last 10 years using network science and technology to help people navigate the complex networks of relationships that affect their lives and work. We are deeply committed to doing everything we can to be a meaningful part of the solution as we navigate the diverse challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read some of our team’s recent publications below, or learn more about our team here.
Publications and reports from the VNL team
While most providers, social workers, and other helping professionals now realize the importance of social support and care, few have the information, data, tools, and resources required to make an impact on those they serve. We need better ways to screen for social needs, analyze
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor Research shows that community coalition and collaborative network effectiveness is connected to member participation, diversity, and group cohesion (Zakocs & Edwards, 2006). To realize this in practice, networks must be set up with engagement in mind. Two theoretical perspectives
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor When working with clients and community partners, the VNL team is frequently asked two questions: When is it the right time to conduct a network evaluation survey? When is the right time to conduct a follow-up or second round
At Visible Network Labs, we work closely with organizations to map, track, and visualize their networks. We’ve collaborated with non-profits, government agencies, and private entities. In April 2022, in recognition of its 50th Anniversary and Conference, we worked with NAPCRG to conduct a survey that
This article is adapted from a presentation by our CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, called Thinking Like a Network Scientist. Click here to watch the session. Two decades ago, public and nonprofit sector leaders started to cultivate a new practice called ‘the network way of working.’
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Following the launch of the new PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go package, we wanted to meet some of the VNL team members responsible for designing our improved platform. We talked with Zac Thompson, our VP of Product, Brandon Davis, our Product Manager, and Steve Stremsterfer,
When school administrators within Denver Public Schools’ Central Office identified a need to better understand their evolving internal professional and community relationships, they turned to Visible Network Labs to get clarity. Learn More Executive Summary Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) mission is for all students, regardless
We’re pleased to announce the hire of the newest edition to VNL, and to our Tech Team, Full Stack Software Developer Vlad Solokha! Vlad will be focused on making our PARTNER platforms as easy to use and intuitive as possible, while continuously pushing further innovation.
We had a blast at our recent 2022 company retreat! Held at our new workspace in Arvada, Colorado, Visible Network Labs team members flew in from California, Kansas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico. As a fully-remote company, it was the first time many of
Please give a warm welcome to the newest edition to the VNL Team, Full Stack Web Developer, Stephen Ham! Stephen joins our Tech Team, and will be focused on improving our PARTNER platforms, as well as our clients’ experience with them – so they can
https://youtu.be/qcLfO6yPCwU Visible Network Labs is excited to announce that our new PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go subscriptions are now available. Our new software packages offer a streamlined interface and workflow you can complete independently. Click here to contact us to learn more, watch the video