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COVID-19 Diagnostics Design-a-thon

Safe Health Systems, Inc. - Connected Diagnostics Platform

  • Safe Health Systems, Inc. (“SAFE”) is operated in partnership with Mayo Clinic. SAFE’s mission is to reduce the cost of low acuity care and commodity diagnostics at scale, and thereby capture a share of the $2 trillion of global healthcare services inevitably transitioning to digital delivery in the current decade. 
  • Through this strategic partnership with SAFE, Mayo Clinic is committed to applying its accumulated knowledge, world-class clinical expertise, and general standard of excellence to empowering billions of patients worldwide with access to quality digital health and connected diagnostic services. 
  • SAFE HealthCheck®, is an end-to-end testing and privacy protecting health status verification solution designed to manage and prevent COVID-19 while safely mitigating corporate risk. The modular HIPAA-compliant solution is in use by leading organizations such as Arizona State University and Delta Airlines.

5 min Video of Capstone Project

Elevator Pitch

Safe Health Systems, Inc. (SAFE), operated in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, was created to lower the cost of routine diagnostic care.


Challenge Goals

SAFE’s platform enables a test agnostic solution to combine results tracking of different devices/tests to an E2E diagnostics platform relaying information to integrated downstream solutions such as EHR/EMRs, employer systems, public health, etc.

Our continued build out of the solution in concert with our partnership with Mayo Clinic, allows us to continuously enable remote point of care tests for consumer use while making sure the data flows down to all necessary parties with the correct protections in place.

We believe that we meet both of the Capstone goals and look forward to feedback from the team upon review.


  • SAFE is in market today with both our Safely solution (STD/I concentration) and also  SAFE HealthCheck®, an end-to-end testing and privacy protecting health status verification solution, designed to manage and prevent COVID-19 while safely mitigating corporate risk. 
  • The modular HIPAA-compliant solution is in use by leading organizations such as Arizona State University, Delta Airlines, and the Dr. Phil Show.
  • We are currently going through an IRB study in part with the Mayo Clinic on our next evolution of patent pending technology to enable remote point of care tests at scale through our Connected Diagnostic system usage.


Building upon exclusive technology licenses from Mayo and Columbia University, SAFE has developed a groundbreaking Connected Diagnostics System (“CDS”) that dramatically extends the capabilities of current telehealth services and makes a vast array of new remote patient care applications now possible. The CDS completes the connected care loop by enabling self-collection and near real-time digital assessment of rapid diagnostic tests outside of the point of care, coupled with a proprietary system for enabling crowdsourced telehealth provider services required to accommodate mass scale adoption. SAFE is currently implementing a clinical study in collaboration with Mayo.


Forget everything you know about how primary care is traditionally done. A fundamental premise of how the Platform functions is uncoupling the traditionally linear way care is provisioned with a nonlinear model that improves efficiency.
SAFE’s Digital Healthcare and Connected Diagnostics Platform (the “Platform”) enables custom population health applications that combine digital clinician services, patient record data, integrated diagnostic testing workflows, and prescription delivery. The secure, HIPAA-compliant platform is built with a microservices architecture and is currently in production running in the HITRUST Certified Azure HIPAA Cloud.

Flexibility & Scalability

The Platform enables custom/specialized POC Apps that provide a seamless end-to-end solution for end users to access diagnostic testing, securely/privately receive the results, and if required, access counseling, treatment, and/or referrals to providers in their area. The customizable native iOS and Android apps can be easily white labeled and configured for different use cases, including bundling specialized providers, assisted care automation modules, resource content, and support groups. 

Linking consumers to assisted care automation which codifies steps, instructions, test requisition, results, and reporting all in to one solution...while still connecting an individual with the provider community if necessary.

Sustainability & Extensibility

The Platform includes a robust interface engine that connects to leading EHRs (including Epic) and LIS vendors, currently providing access to approximately 90% of U.S. patient records via various data transfer protocols/frameworks, including HL7, FHIR, SMART and the Direct. Advanced data aggregation and normalization methods that enable SAFE to interoperate with a wide range of disparate healthcare provider databases, including the following key connection thoughts - FHIR Server, SMART on FHIR Apps, and an HL7 Integration Engine. 
SAFE is a member of the Sequoia Project (patient record interoperability working group sponsored by Epic Systems), certified Carequality implementer and signatory to its DURSA.

Team & Collaboration

At SAFE, teamwork takes on a whole new meaning.
Coupling our vision, mission, and drive with our partner, Mayo Clinic. This gives us access to both extremely well-respected industry veterans, Dr. John Halamka, but also some of the brightest minds on a day-to-day basis, Dr. Steven Lester, who runs the ASU/Mayo Health Accelerator and Dr. Tom Grys at Mayo Clinic Labs.

Our other teammates are those that we serve as current and future clients. Any company that becomes a part of the SAFE family is treated with respect while we strive to deliver excellent service second by second. 

We continue to build out our team looking for folks that fit with our SAFE culture for all areas of the business.

Additional Comments

  • SAFE has completed a product roadmap for the Platform through the end of 2021 The SAFE Platform currently includes the following primary features:
    • Identity Verification.  
    • Billing and claims processing - systems for insurance claims processing through an integration with Change Healthcare, including real-time eligibility checks in advance of service.
    • Patient Record Access - users can securely import their patient records from nearly any physician, clinic or lab in the U.S. and/or synch third party patient portals
    • Reminders and Alerts
    • Privacy Protection
    • Multi-Platform Interface
    • Apple HealthKit Integration
    • Payment Gateway - the Platform is integrated with Stripe to process credit card payments

What Team(s) contributed to this Capstone Project?

  • Safe Health Systems, Inc. and the Mayo Clinic

If you are using patient data, are you using real patient data or mock data? Please use MOCK patient data only

MOCK data

edited on Nov 30, 2020 by Jonathan Regeimbal
Safe Health Systems, Inc.

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Sarah Covington 2 months ago

This sounds like a fantastic project! I particularly enjoyed reading about the claims processing and RTE as these components are often overlooked and yet integral. Great work!

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Dmitry Shats 2 months ago

Very nice idea with huge potential. Nice work!

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Blake Dickeson 2 months ago

Great proposal for a comprehensive and innovative approach! Nice to see the focus on security (missed often by telehealth companies) and the Mayo partnership.

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Sophia B Liu 2 months ago

This idea has been advanced to the current phase

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Sophia B Liu 2 months ago

This idea has been advanced to the next phase

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Pablo Gomez 2 months ago

It's great idea to bring self-testing to home, especially when we are currently a pandemic. If people can test themselves at home before going to work, this will allow a better path to go back to normality.

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Andrea Pitkus 2 months ago

Can you tell me more about how your approach will allow patient performed results (i.e. Lucira EUA, Antigen or Antibody "assay cards") to be collected/interpreted, encoded with appropriate codes (LOINC, SNOMED CT, IVD UDIs, etc.) and then transmitted to the provider and public health according to regulatory requirements. If used in POCT scenario with LISs that lack API functionality(not aware of any with CLIA compliant FHIR/API functionalities at this time), what approaches do you have? Can your system be used with any IVD vendor? How are CLIA testing requirements met in your system?

Looks like you have robust EHR/LIS and patient app capabilities. Interested in the how you'd collect and manage the data in both traditional lab and non traditional testing (including patient performed) settings and report to providers and public health?

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