Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced today a joint venture with AnyPlace MD Box (“APMDBox”) to provide contact tracing, telehealth, COVID-19 testing and logistics support to government agencies and health systems.
APMDBox has worked for five years to develop and patent a robust, mobile diagnostic and health platform. APMDBox’s cloud-based, automated contact tracing software and predictive modeling provides real-time data for confirmed positive maps, potential exposure mapping and hotspot emergence.
“As a company, we decided in March to focus our efforts on fighting COVID-19 to help America hold its course. Our existing team and business model was perfectly suited to pivot into an almost immediate COVID-19 end-to-end solution,” said D. Shane Stevens, Founder of AP-MD and Co-CEO of AP-MDBox. “Over the past 17 years we have helped mobilize over 1 million members of the United States military in pre-deployment screenings. Now we are doubling down our efforts to provide COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2 antibody testing. My biggest joy in this is knowing that our solution will save lives, help our country and most importantly, restore hope.”
Phunware’s Multiscreen-as-a-Services (MaaS) platform provides category-defining mobile experiences and capabilities that enable a digital front door for healthcare providers, allowing them to better engage with patients throughout the continuum of care.
“With the onset of the pandemic we knew we had to adapt our technology to help our nation,” said Dr. Hank Legere, Founder of MDBox and Co-CEO of AP-MDBox. “By combining our patented MDBox platform, our filings for use of a mobile device as a pandemic tracker and Phunware’s state of the art technology, we now have an unparalleled solution tied directly to our telehealth platform, enabling us to respond to this pandemic with a best-in-class suite of tools.”
With this new joint venture, APMD will gain access to Phunware’s MaaS Mobile Engagement software – enabling broadcast, geofence and bluetooth low energy (BLE) proximity push notifications, alerts and messages – as well as Phunware’s MaaS Analytics and Business Intelligence software, to capture key usage information across an end-to-end COVID-19 solution. Key features of the combined solution include, but are not limited to:
- Free daily symptom monitoring
- COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests
- SARS-CoV-2 serologic antibody testing
- Production of up to 6 million antibody tests per day
- A state-of-the-art, patented telehealth platform, complete with built-in Artificial Intelligence to support the interpretation of tests*
- Remote positive patient monitoring
- Historical geotracing for any positive patient to enable potential exposure and proximity alerts from one month or longer
*Pending FDA Approval
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with the very best resources and technology to effectively respond during these challenging times,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “This joint solution with AnyPlace MD enables hospitals and local governments to respond quickly to COVID-19 by layering contact tracing on top of Phunware’s proven Healthcare Solution on mobile.”