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Safe Space COVID-19 Response: Back to <School, Work, Travel>

What started out as a crisis response has become the new normal, with big implications for what businesses, schools, and the travel industry must do to implement new safety standards.

CareSpace Safe Space program represents a new Gold Safety Standard designed to reopen core economic operations through three key activities testing, monitoring, and response.

 The Safe Space program brings together:

  •  Enterprise security and scalability technology by Unisys and Microsoft
  •  Telehealth services by Providence Health
  •  Wearable by CareSpace that's manufactured by Avnet.
  • Rapid On-premise testing by Inspire Diagnostics

5 min Video of Capstone Project

Elevator Pitch

CareSpace provides a new standard to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through prevention, detection, and monitoring.

Challenge Goals

We are focused on accomplishing the following goals:

  • Enable healthcare providers with the ability to see more critically impacted patients in less time by using the CareSpace Patient Monitoring platform.
  • Optimize patient workflow with new tools that reduce documentation required for patient consultation.
  • Reduce the episode of care by introducing new automation, with a shift to patient-centered, provider supported self-service tools.
  • Discover new insights that can save lives.
  • Implement new standards of care to improve remote care outcomes.


Our enterprise platform is available as part of the Microsoft Smart Healthcare Solution.  Given this, we can stand up a private (HIPAA compliant) instance in 7 days and deploy within less than 30 days. 


The Health Band has two ways to report data via encrypted Bluetooth, including either a supported mobile app or gateway. 

 The Health Band stores encrypted data locally regardless of Bluetooth connectivity. The Health Band will transfer data to the mobile app or gateway once a Bluetooth connection has been made. 

 The Health Band historical reports are stored to a secure HIPAA compliant centralized monitoring platform for remote care and safety management.

CareSpace data belongs to our customers and will only be shared with the provider with their consent.



CareSpace continues to invest in evolving the ML intelligence to reach the highest degree of accuracy of monitoring. Our ML model includes interpreting and applying logic between multi-variant, random forest, classification, and regression algorithm(s) against several important categories.  

The CareSpace Cloud derives additional insights from user feedback/engagement and integrated 3rd party data sources (e.g., visual vitals, de-identified EHR data, etc). 

CareSpace has an extended ecosystem of data partnerships with Microsoft Health, Unisys, and Providence St Joseph Health, etc., to provide de-identified datasets to help train the ML model. Providence is the third larger health provider in the US with 5M+ patients.


Flexibility & Scalability

We are currently working with the largest healthcare providers, global insurance companies, and larger enterprise companies in retail, education, travel, etc. as part of a back-to-work, school, and travel program.

We also participate on a NASA task force and are collaborating on a population health strategy with several government organizations; both at a state and federal level. 

Sustainability & Extensibility

We are positioned as the first wearable for the enterprise. Our cost structure at the economies of scale is $3 dollars/per user/month with the hardware amortized with the software. 

We extend the Unisys Stealth platform used for the e-passport and enterprise identity management to meet the new responsibility of employers to protect their employees. 

We are core to digital health IT by extending the electronic medical record to support wearables and medical devices in a way that's patient-centered, provider-supported. 


Team & Collaboration

CareSpace is working closely with multiple organizations, including: Inspire Diagnostics for rapid testing,  Unisys Corporation for identity management, and security. Microsoft for IoT and infrastructure support. And Providence Health for virtual healthcare support.  CareSpace is contracted with Avnet for the manufacturing of the Health Band. 





Additional Comments

What Team(s) contributed to this Capstone Project?

CareSpace (Wearable and Monitoring Platform) 

  • Executive Lead (David Richards)
  • Business Dev. (Anton Cush)
  • CTO (Flavio Fusuma)

Inspire Diagnostics (Mobile Testing)

  • Executive Lead (John Klang)

Providence Health  (Virtual Healthcare Support)

  • Providence COVID-19 Research Team (Dr. Bernie Fox, Dr. Rom Leidner)
  • Telehealth (Dr. David Brown, Courteney Plumis, Amanda Ashley)

Microsoft (Platform and Infrastructure Support)

  • IoT (Sally Frank)
  • Microsoft Executive Advisor (Neil Jordan)  
  • Healthcare IT (Steve Kaiser)

Unisys (Identity Management and Security)

  • Business Dev. (Joe Coglitore, Chris Kloes, Caroline Woodland)
  • IT Implementation  (Sudhir Mehta) 

Avnet (Wearable Manufacturering)

  • (Product Lead) Randy Cochran 
  • (Lead Engineer) Frank Hadal 
  • (Lead of IoT) Devesh Mevada 


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
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Sarah Covington Dec 1, 2020

This is a really interesting project, particularly with the inclusion of telehealth. Would you mind sharing a little more about the band? Is it check temperature only or does it include additional biomarkers?

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Sophia B Liu Dec 8, 2020

This idea has been advanced to the current phase

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Sophia B Liu Dec 8, 2020

This idea has been advanced to the next phase

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Ajintha Pathmanathan Dec 12, 2020

Hi David, let me know if you would like to connect as I believe we may have synergies to collaborate. Maybe we can message via LinkedIn to share contact details. › ajintha-pathmanathan-m-02177750

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Andrea Pitkus Dec 14, 2020

Trying to understand if there are preconditions met by other software. (In general) 1. How to collect AOEs, from ordering provider/patient/specimen collector 2. Integrate into app/LIS or other information source for patient to be married to results of IVD test device/system 3. All transmitted to public health (ELR) 4. All transmitted to HHS (may be met by 3).

Will your approach support all 4 or only portions of above for "tracking lab results"?

Do you have app, webportal or EHR based data collection and reporting? How are patient performed tests and data collected and reported?

Do you support LIS based reporting of ELR in HL7 v2.51 (per the MU IG)? For patient performed results are they routed to the physician who is required to report via electronic Case Reporting (eCR) by law? Is FHIR and V2.51 supported depending on where the reporting occurs?

How/where are LOINC, SNOMED CT and other codes systems supported in your messaging to meet requirements?

How are CLIA testing requirements met in your system?

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