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Local software companies use technology to ease coronavirus concerns

One company is helping employers across the world stay informed on the growing risk; another is helping doctors virtually check in with their patients.

AUSTIN, Texas — Local software companies are doing what they can to ease the anxiety that is growing because of coronavirus – whether it's going to the doctor's office or just to work every morning.

Brian Cruver, the CEO of AlertMedia, said his software is used as a tool to monitor the virus.

"Our customers are mostly large companies around the world. They use the software to communicate with their employees. We're in over 100 countries," said Cruver.

Aside from the software helping companies around the world, Cruver said making sure his own employees are healthy is also a priority.

On AlertMedia's floor, there's a self-cleaning robot that cleans all the surfaces in the building. 

"The robot guarantees that our office is clean and safe," said Cruver.

Other Austin-based companies are doing what they can to ease concern over the virus. Software Advice helps local health providers get linked up with telemedicine, meaning patients can virtually see a doctor without having to leave the house.

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"Since the start of business yesterday, we've actually helped about three times the amount of practices find telemedicine software than what we would in a typical week, and we only expect that number to go up," said team manager Michael Hestand.

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