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Using Thrive Health to manage self-administered COVID-19 rapid testing

August 18, 2021

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As COVID-19 restrictions lift & evolve across Canada, organizations have to keep up with the latest news in order to remain open and keep their employees safe.

Employers need reliable indicators that neither staff nor visitors are at risk of contracting the virus and contributing to a possible outbreak & further closures.  

Over the past few months, several organizations have turned to rapid antigen testing as one solution to this problem. As an alternative to PCR tests, where results are typically available within 1-3 days, rapid antigen tests (also known as point-of-care tests) deliver results within 30 minutes, offering an attractive screening option for COVID-19. Unlike PCR tests, rapid antigen tests can be self-administered from any location, meaning that employees can complete their tests at home before coming into work.

The Thrive Health platform is enabling hundreds of organizations across Canada to manage self-administered rapid testing. Our platform offers a seamless user experience for employers, employees, and visitors alike, while ensuring secure data storage for test results and public health reporting.

If you’re an organization considering self-administered rapid testing, here are three key benefits to consider, and how Thrive Health’s software is optimized for each:

1. By opting for self-administered rapid tests, you don’t have to worry about setting up in-person testing sites, or designating personnel to administer tests. Simply order your test kits from your local public health authority, and distribute them to your employees.

With Thrive Health, you can see all test results through a real-time administrator dashboard, which gives you a record of when an employee last submitted a test result. You’ll also be notified immediately when an individual’s test result comes back positive, eliminating the need for manual follow-up.

2. Rapid tests offer a more reliable upgrade from self-assessments. Having employees and visitors answer a series of self-assessment questions before coming into work may account for symptoms and any recent travel, but does not account for whether that individual may actually have COVID-19.

In addition to recording & tracking test results, Thrive Health includes a built-in self-assessment tool which you can mandate employees also complete before coming into work. As an administrator, you see all updated self-assessment results alongside test results, which can be exported together for public health reporting.

3. Rapid antigen test results allow you to identify at-risk asymptomatic individuals earlier. While a positive rapid test result does not guarantee a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, individuals know to book a confirmatory PCR test before they may start exhibiting symptoms and infecting others.

With Thrive Health, your employees maintain a dynamic record of all test result history, and can upload PCR test results alongside rapid test results into their profile. All test results - for both rapid antigen & PCR - are visible in your administrator dashboard.

Thrive Health offers organizations a secure, customizable platform for rapid antigen test management. Our software can be deployed for your organization within days, and all user data is securely stored in Canada.

*Please note that Thrive Health only provides software, and does not provide rapid antigen testing equipment or personnel to administer tests. To learn more about acquiring rapid test kits for your organization, please consult the Government of Canada website.

Calgary (June 6th-10th):

  • A fun and informative tour of the University of Calgary's Simulation Health Center, featuring innovative, simulative technology for health professionals to improve patient outcomes
  • Cesar, a member of our Customer Solutions team, preparing everyone a special Colombian breakfast with arepas, sausages, eggs and hot chocolate
  • Friends, families and colleagues gathering for an outdoor summer BBQ

Toronto (June 13th-18th):

  • Gathering together to work in the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
  • Enjoying dinner at Amsterdam Brewhouse with a beautiful ocean view
  • Joining the Integra Health team for a tour of their clinic and wellness services, such as massages and skin treatments
  • Gathering with our customers and partners for an event filled with fun, socializing, and delicious food and cocktails by the pool

Vancouver (June 27th-30th):

  • Working together at our office space downtown with different teams coming together, all while enjoying delicious breakfast, fresh coffee and lots of snacks!
  • Company town hall: discussing our progress so far this year, the road ahead, and our goals, giving us time to reflect and look to the future
  • Wrapping up the week with a picnic in Flora's Field, Kitsilano while enjoying the sun, food, drinks, and friendly competitions

Monday, March 28

Hosted by our Development team

- Our inaugural Thrive Health ping-pong tournament

- Welcome dinner for our team members who flew in for the week

Tuesday, March 29

Hosted by our Product and Marketing teams

-Volunteering at a local women’s shelter, and preparing care packages for people experiencing homelessness

-Sushi-making workshop! M Sushi stopped by our Thrive office and prepared an amazing assortment of sushi for our team, while giving us the opportunity to design our own rolls - and even use the blow-torch.

Wednesday, March 30

Hosted by our Customer Success, Support, and Solutions teams

-Parfait Breakfast Bar to fuel us up for the day ahead

-Coaching workshop for our leadership and management teams, to provide us with new and exciting ways to think about growing our individual teams and continuously offering new leadership opportunities

-Commercial-themed cocktail hour and pizza night, followed by a stroll at beautiful Stanley Park

Thursday, March 31

Hosted by our Admin & Strategic Initiatives teams

-Coming together as a team for a mindfulness session hosted by Peak Wellness that gave us time to destress, check in with ourselves, and be reminded of the importance of getting in touch with our emotions

Friday, April 1

Hosted by our Executive team

-Company fireside chat, where we discussed our vision, goals, and key initiatives for the remainder of 2022, giving us time to celebrate in all of our exciting work ahead

-Ending off the week with a pub social at Colony Granville, featuring a (mildly) competitive bocce tournament!

Our Q1 2022 Onsite Week not only brought a lot of joy and laughter, but gave us the opportunity to come together as a team and connect after a long period of working remotely during the pandemic. We are already looking forward to our next onsite week, and continuing to grow the connections and friendships we have formed.

Monday, March 28

Hosted by our Development team

- Our inaugural Thrive Health ping-pong tournament

- Welcome dinner for our team members who flew in for the week