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Oncor Consulting, Black & Veatch Expand the ‘Passport’ Program to Include COVID-19 Vaccine Management Protocols

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oncor Consulting – a consultancy owned and led by physicians – is expanding its alliance with Black & Veatch to add additional capabilities to its Passport digital health management solution, helping organizations seeking a holistic approach to coordinating COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. The introduction of vaccine-related data to Passport provides an additional layer of information for organizations supporting population health management of the coronavirus.

As rollouts of vaccinations widen across the United States, Oncor Consulting and Black & Veatch are also expanding the capabilities of the Black & Veatch Rapid Modular Health Systems (RaMHS) – rapidly deployable, scalable and comfortable enclosures – to assist with vaccine dispensing. Digital management of vaccination records will be supported by the COVOPERATE™ digital platform, powered by Field2Base.

To accelerate positive health outcomes, COVOPERATE now includes individual vaccination data reporting, along with management of a daily health questionnaire and up-to-the-minute access to COVID-19 test results. Questionnaires can be customized by the organization or enterprise and be used to determine an individual’s access to sites such as schools, workplaces, event venues or retail locations based on real-time updates aligned to local, state or national mandates or policies.

“We are excited to continue expanding the capabilities of the Passport program with the launch of our real-time vaccine data integration within the COVOPERATE platform,” said Ed White, CEO of Field2Base. “Vaccine data now can be added by the medical administrator or by the individual using the simple functions within the digital application, and the uploaded vaccination records are reviewed by medical professionals as a part of the Passport program to ensure the authenticity of the record.”

Black & Veatch’s RaMHS units – easily installed and operational within days – now include the management of refrigeration and emerging distribution needs to administer vaccines. These units are customizable and are Passport-certified for air quality, environmental and health management protocols.

As a part of the Passport program, Oncor Consulting also provides access to health professionals for vaccine distribution management at each RaMHS unit.

“The widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is one more dimension of the new normal we all face as we work to operate safe and healthy places of work, education and recreation,” said David Price, Chief Technology Officer at Black & Veatch Management Consulting. “We are committed to providing organizations with the complete suite of capabilities needed to mitigate risk and ensure better health outcomes for their workforces and their communities as a whole.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective, though the CDC warns that COVID infections are still possible in vaccinated people. While experts continue to learn more about the protection that vaccines will provide, it will be critical that individuals continue to follow the CDC-provided protection protocols.

Quickly becoming an industry-leading medical advisor to organizations globally, Oncor Consulting’s Passport program is gaining adoption as a preferred, comprehensive and real-time solution for population health management.

“Managing population health continues to be a complicated process,” said Dr. Scott Shapiro, CEO of Oncor Consulting. “Adding vaccine distribution management and real-time digital health tools is a critical layer in the Passport program protection protocols. Vaccination is just one part of a multi-layered approach that organizations are quickly adding to their population health management programming.”

Editor’s Notes:

  • To learn more about Black & Veatch’s COVID-19 solutions, contact Dave Johnson at JohnsonD2@bv.com.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About Oncor Consulting

Owned and led by physicians, Oncor Consulting was born out of the largest physician staffing company in Philadelphia. Its co-founder, Dr. Scott Shapiro, is a practicing physician and previous president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Oncor Consulting partners clinically practicing physicians with organizations, academic institutions and businesses to create, implement and adapt customized responses to the Covid-19 pandemic including Passport. Learn more at www.oncorconsulting.com.

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