COVID-19: Special Care for Seniors


Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became evident that one of the most vulnerable groups, due to its characteristics, such as immunosenescence, multimorbidity and fragility, is the elderly. Therefore, older adults in the context of long-term institutions are a risk population in which it is essential to focus actions to ensure both preventive care and contingency planning. In this sense, a management tool for patients in homes and residences for older adults was developed, which allows the strengthening of the provincial network of health facilities, the knowledge of the characteristics of the population through a clinical history that allows gerontological evaluation and In addition, the arrangement and use of beds in these institutions, manage transfers depending on the health situation of the elderly.

It should be noted that the tool is a contribution of the Ministry of Health of the Nation, to carry out installation in each of the jurisdictions and is NOT mandatory.

The entire system is transferred with “open source” intellectual property, source codes and databases.
In the following links you will find:

  • A complete Development Environment in a “Virtual Machine” that runs with the “VMWare” software. In the downloadable package there is a "development environment" so that the jurisdiction can test, install in its infrastructures and evolve if required. In addition, inside the VM there are the installers that would be necessary to mount a server and a user manual. The access credentials to start the environment are: User: Administrator Password: Coep2020
  • VMWare Software - Installers to run the development environment.

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Tool Specification

Specific focus area addressed by the intervention within the sector
  • The solution's  framework focuses on the strengthening of the provincial network of health establishments, and the knowledge of the characteristics of the population through a clinical history that allows gerontological evaluation.
Number of institutions that uses this solution
  • There are approximately three provincial jurisdictions that will apply the solution, which adds up to approximately 35 establishments.
Number of users per institution
  • On average, the system plans 5 users or profiles per institution (administrator, administrative, medical, nursing, kinesiology). There can be more than one user per profile.
Target sector of this solution
  • Public Sector
What implementation and support services do they offer?
  • Complete development environment
Average time of deployment for this solution
  • Shorter than 2 weeks
Local conditions and resources needed to implement the solution
  • Operation teams or the Devops
  • Hardware core i5, 8gb ram
  • Postgres ( Provincial emergency operating committee: Management of homes and residences)  database
Does the project share information with other information systems?
  • The tool does not have a comparable service layer to interoperate.
Does the solution offer trial period?
  • The software is open source that makes the trial period without limits; Thus the trial period is same as the production stage.
  • Data standard: The solution uses a relational database, but it does not have a service layer.
  • International security standards: No specific one was considered
  • Free and open source software
Languages available (Internationalization)
  • Spanish
</> Languages
  • PHP
  • Javascript


Click here to download the user manual (only available in Spanish)

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  • Ministry of Health Argentina
  • Directorate of Governance and Integration of Health Systems

Additional Information

Argentina, COVID-19, Seniors, pandemic
Solution Type:
Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/ Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Last Update: 05/08/2020

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