TORONTO, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - BlueDot, a Toronto-based digital health company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Air Canada to help the airline better manage the potential risk of infectious diseases posed to its customers and employees.
"BlueDot's partnership with Air Canada will strengthen the airline's ability to prepare for and respond to dangerous outbreaks that are appearing across the globe with growing frequency," says Dr. Kamran Khan, Founder & CEO of BlueDot.
"BlueDot will help us to better prepare for outbreaks by providing real-time data and insight when it comes to risk around the globe. The information supplied by BlueDot will help us respond appropriately and safely," said Samuel Elfassy, Vice President of Safety at Air Canada.
BlueDot Insights, the company's flagship solution, is currently tracking more than 100 infectious diseases around the world. BlueDot links real-time global surveillance of infectious diseases with analytics on worldwide air travel to help clients like Air Canada anticipate and proactively manage risks that can have serious health and economic consequences.
The partnership carries the following goals:
- Increase situational awareness of infectious diseases for Air Canada routes: BlueDot will provide location-based disease surveillance and tailored risks assessments, so that Air Canada may understand which infectious disease threats are relevant to their flights.
- Minimize the impact of infectious disease outbreaks: BlueDot will help Air Canada keep their staff and crew more informed about disease outbreaks and preventative measures to minimize risk.
BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases with human and artificial intelligence. We help governments protect their citizens, hospitals protect their staff and patients, and businesses protect their employees and customers. We've combined our medical and public health expertise with advanced data analytics to build solutions that track, contextualize, and anticipate infectious disease risks.
SOURCE BlueDot Inc.
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