The COVID-19 pandemic has presented serious challenges to the healthcare infrastructure here in the United States. The original challenge was providing enough tests to identify cases, but since these tests became more available, the new challenge was processing and documenting the test results - something that had to be done by a lab technician by hand. As you can imagine, this quickly became overwhelming for many labs across the country.
“Now, as result of the pandemic, labs are running hundreds to thousands of tests per week,” says Ralph Polk, senior cybersecurity program manager at Tuvli in San Antonio, TX. The sheer volume of lab tests led to a lag in getting results to patients and doctors at many US Government medical treatment facilities.
Tuvli (an Akima Company), in partnership with subcontractor Federal Resources Corporation, is a company that is dedicated to providing customers integrated technology and program support services and solutions.
Akima’s Tuvli team in San Antonio, TX, was assigned two of the lab analyzers to assess for digital risk to accredit the lab analyzers to operate on the Government network. The objective was to ensure military lab technicians could process test results efficiently and that the health information obtained by tests was handled in a secure fashion.
The Tuvli Team, with the help of Federal Resource’s Corporation’s Matthew Bellair, worked diligently with the Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany to see this initiative to fruition and put the lab analyzers into production in record time. The lab analyzers will be used at 55 military hospitals around the world.
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