In addition to supporting made-in-Ontario innovations and research, the Ontario government is working to create the Pandemic Threat Response (PANTHR) health data platform, in support of Ontario’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 outbreak.
The platform will provide a rich data source for researchers, including experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, to generate insights that will help frontline health care workers, planners and government to monitor and fight COVID-19.
The information gathered will help efforts to:
- Increase detection, treatment, and containment of COVID-19;
- Help predict when and where outbreaks may happen;
- Evaluate how preventative measures are working; and
Identify equipment shortages and supply timelines based on predicting hospital use.