ITS Campus, ITS News – Following up on the collaboration of the monitoring website of Covid-19 (Corona Virus Desease-2019) patients, tracingCovid19.jatimprov.go.id, with the East Java Provincial Health Office, the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), represented by a team of lecturers, successfully developed a mobile version in the form of an application, in collaboration with IEEE SIGHT (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology).
They are Dr. Diana Purwitasari S.Kom., M.Sc., Prof. Dr. Ir. Mauridhi Hery Purnomo M.Eng,, Dr. Umi Laili Yuhana S.Kom., M.Sc., Dr. Berlian Al Kindhi S.S.T., M.T., Agus Budi Raharjo S.Kom., M.Kom., P.hD., Argo Winoto, Vincentius Raki Mahindara S.T., Amir Mu’tashim Billah, Ahmad Laroy Bafi; a group of ITS lecturers, students, and a Covid-19 analyst who succeeded in creating a project entitled Web Based Application for Tracing Covid-19 in East Java Province, Indonesia. It is a mobile version application used to monitor Covid-19 patients’ data and visualization of its location in the East Java region.
Dr. Diana Purwitasari, S.Kom., M.Sc., explained as the team leader, that one of the weaknesses of the existing information systems in Indonesia is the lack of integrated data. Therefore, with this application, the East Java Health Office can carry out its controlling function optimally. Later on, the East Java Health Office will coordinate with the city and district’s health offices for data collection. “However, access to the usage of this website will be initially limited, not everyone can access it. Only the citizens at the regional level,” Diana revealed.
If this application is successfully implemented, Diana continued that the data collection will then can be accessed as soon as possible, making it easier for government work. “Data updates can be faster, so we no longer have to wait every afternoon for manual data updates like right now,” explained this alumni of the master’s program at Saga University, Japan.
Even so, added Diana, this application requires continual cooperation and coordination with the government. Therefore, supervision regarding implementation such as data suitability, information display, and implementation should be considered. “Government support can also minimize technical problems in future implementation processes,” continued this lecturer who completed her doctoral program at ITS.
Thanks to the adaptation of this useful idea, this project that took three weeks in designing it, was successfully approved by IEEE SIGHT Special Covid-19 Projects, a global network that partners with communities or organizations that utilize technology for handling Covid-19. “At the moment, the re-checking process is still being done, as well as the addition of other facilities that are needed. Estimated to be completed in June and to be socialized by July,” elaborated this mother of one child.
Diana hopes that this application can also be used to monitor viruses and other diseases that spread easily because the spread of Covid-19 or other diseases such as dengue fever can be monitored quickly, thereby contributing to handling and managing it. “We (the ITS team) will continue to maintain this application until December, but we greatly hope that Covid-19 will be over by then,” she concluded. (mad/ory/ITS Public Relations)
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