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‘The biggest data puzzle of our lifetime’ — Vaccine distribution effort gets help from Big Tech

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By Jon Swartz

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“Google Cloud has extended our pandemic response to help with vaccine intelligence, and we’re working alongside partners to deploy vaccine management solutions with state and local governments,” a Google spokeswoman said. “Google is helping connect people with quality information and resources about COVID-19, including vaccines, and we’re working on additional products and features to help get people the right information at the right time.”

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Oracle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202180826/composite ORCL +0.40% donated to the federal government a national electronic health record database and public health management applications that can be used to track who has been vaccinated and who might have potential side effects. Oracle intends to bring similar systems to Africa by joining with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change .

Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.03% is working with Ernst & Young and others on vaccine management efforts powered by Microsoft’s cloud and business services. The end-to-end solution helps manage the manufacture and distribution process of the vaccine in real time. The EY Vaccine Management Solution is built on Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, Power BI and Power Platform, according to Microsoft .

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Uber Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/211348248/composite UBER -0.26% and Lyft Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208999293/composite LYFT -1.68% are offering to help get more Americans inoculated, and Uber paired its ride-hailing service with vaccine maker Moderna Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205619834/composite MRNA +5.26% to work with public-health agencies to schedule rides for those eligible for doses, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Lyft executives have huddled with the incoming Biden administration about allocating federal funds for vaccine-related transportation.

Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +3.24% , Atrium Health, Tepper Sports & Entertainment and the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a public-private partnership with the state of North Carolina to help supply 1 million vaccinations by July 4. Honeywell is providing technology to manage logistics.

Zocdoc is lending its healthcare booking technology for free to support large care organizations and public health entities stage and schedule COVID-19 vaccinations.

In December, DoorDash Inc. /zigman2/quotes/222973991/composite DASH +9.65% sent a letter to Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and governors nationwide, urging them to consider giving priority to delivery workers in their plans for vaccine distribution.

“Dashers have been on the front lines everyday, providing essential services to support communities and small businesses across the country throughout the pandemic,” Max Rettig, DoorDash’s global Head of public policy, said in the Dec. 7 letter. “We are actively engaging with public health officials at the federal and state levels to help ensure these vital delivery workers have access to vaccines at the earliest possible opportunity.”

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