One Health Lyme: ILADS Launches New Research Database
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced they are launching One Health Lyme, a new registry and crowd-solving platform for medical care providers treating Lyme and other Tick-borne diseases (TBD). This repository is exciting news for the Lyme community!
One Health Lyme is designed to provide valuable resources to clinicians who are treating this patient population. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this effort is being pushed forward quickly to provide clinicians the best available resources at this critical time. Clinicians will have a unique opportunity to both track and communicate the impact of COVID-19 on patients with Lyme, allowing important insight from unique immunological legions of these patients to be gathered in the fight against COVID-19.
Through this platform, data regarding patient experience and treatments will be collected from medical care providers to create a vast repository of information about Lyme that physicians and researchers can use to study and treat it and related diseases.
The platform will also be used to provide educational material and act as a support for crowd-sourcing solutions that face physicians treating this patient population.
ILADS plans to seek a partnership with other organizations such as Lymedisease.org, who have been collecting patient data for years, allowing medical professionals to benefit from both initiatives.
Collaboration with Groopit.co, a crowd solving organization, has provided software that allows for the collection of data in real–time from a vast team which allows for more efficiency.
The hope is that One Health Lyme will be able to both inform clinicians on how Lyme disease patients are cared for as well as provide potential insight into COVID-19 itself and the public at large.
*ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.
For more information, visit: www.ilads.org