As the fight against COVID-19 in Wisconsin ramps up, both local startups and established companies across the state are using their ingenuity to help health care workers and their communities get through the crisis. What follows is a sampling of Wisconsin companies’ innovative responses.

Virtual medicine and telehealth

Given Wisconsin’s status as a growing center of innovation in medical technology, it’s no surprise that several startups are answering the call to provide solutions in this area. Milwaukee-based Vytal Health is offering pay-what-you-can telemedicine visits for all Wisconsin residents; Oak Creek-based RemedyNOW is offering in-home COVID-19 testing in the greater Milwaukee area; and Brookfield-based EmOpti is offering free 90-day trials of its tele-triage system.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee-based Alinea Engage is modifying its patient engagement software platform, normally for rehabilitation services, to help providers track COVID-19’s impact on their client base. Recent enhancements to the Alinea’s new telehealth tools also enable rehabilitation therapists on the platform communicate remotely with their patients.

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