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HSR.health introduces School Safety Index

HSR.health, the Rockville-based provider of health-focused geospatial data analytics, announced the release of its School Safety Index, the latest rollout in its suite of health risk indices.

This first-of-its-kind index leverages the company’s proprietary Transmission Risk Index along with an advanced AI-model to determine how to safely reopen schools for classroom instruction, including mitigating potential exposure to new variants.

As schools across the country prepare to reopen their doors this fall, the risks remain high. Despite falling case rates and vaccinations, COVID-19 is expected to be with us for many months to come. Some experts do not see a return to the pre-2020 way of life within the next two years. There’s also the possibility of future pandemics and other health crises.

Recognizing the need for better pandemic response, HSR.health quickly pivoted at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis by adapting its Health Risk Index model and developing both a COVID-19 Transmission Risk Index to predict the location of future outbreaks, as well as a Mortality Risk Index to identify the regions with the highest risk of critical illness and death due to the virus. Now, the team is working to produce additional risk indices and a digital response platform to identify and mitigate the impact of potential future pandemics.


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