COVID-19 has led to the world's largest virus-induced crisis in recent decades. Like many other countries, Austria was inadequately prepared for a pandemic in some areas. The pandemic management was therefore in most respects reactive instead of pro-active. This led to measures that were sometimes difficult for the population to understand.
In order to be able to better counter this problem in the future, ROADS aims to work out the need and basis for evidence-based measure matching in the event of a pandemic. In doing so, a technological concept (tool) will be developed that proposes respective steps in pandemic management in order to adapt measures to the given situation and probable scenarios.
By means of technical systems, decisions in pandemic management can be made more quickly and in a more informed manner. On the one hand, the correct timing of measures has a direct impact on the further course of the pandemic. On the other hand, evidence-based decision-making guidelines help to ensure that measures in targeted areas have the desired effects. The measure matching as decision support in the ROADS project is to be based on the existing framework platform of the "Portfolio of Solutions" (POS). The POS platform enables user-friendly, clear dashboard displays for targeted and needs-based analyses, models and decisions by means of semi-automated links.
The innovative content of the project is based on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis (lessons-learnt) and results from the combination of practical experiences from crisis management, the needs of critical infrastructures as well as scientific findings and studies. ROADS aims at supporting future pandemic management from a holistic, societal perspective.
DI Mag. DDr. Alois Leidwein / Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit (AGES)
Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)
Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz (BMSGPK)
Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG)
Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung GmbH (JOAFG)
Medizinische Universität Wien (MUW)