CarePoint’s 3 hospitals adding mass temperature screening system to help detect COVID-19


The three CarePoint Health facilities in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City, respectively, are adding a mass temperature screening system to help detect cases of COVID-19.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Zyter Thermal Alert is a Maryland-based company that provides a thermal scanning and imaging system for automated and accurate mass temperature screening, officials said yesterday.

“At CarePoint Health hospitals, we are going the extra mile to provide additional safety for our patients, employees and visitors. Along with COVID free zones, these cameras will decrease the exposure to COVID, as well as speed up the process of entering the hospital as we continue scheduling elective surgeries,” CarePoint CEO Dr. Achintya Moulick said in a statement.

“The twelve cameras will be divided across the three facilities and placed in strategic locations to mitigate the risk for everyone coming to the hospitals. Leveraging technology at the time of the pandemic is an additional method to protect against the infection, and one of many ways CarePoint will continue to move forward in innovative ways.”

The system has a detection time of less than one second and accuracy of plus/minus 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Smart alerts from thermal imaging cameras are sent instantly to medical staff or security personnel monitors, computers or mobile devices.

As a result, any individuals with abnormal temperature readings can then be redirected to a different location for additional testing or care.

“We are honored to partner with CarePoint to increase workplace safety in these
unprecedented times,” added Zyter Founder and Chairman Sanjay Govil.

“ThermalAlert can be deployed in less than 48 hours and provides an efficient and unobtrusive solution for screening thousands of people while minimizing staff resources and risk.”

Furthermore, the system boasts the ability to scan the body temperature of up to six people at a time from up to 20 feet away.

The Zyter core platform is HIPAA, FedRAMP, FISMA, GDPR, PHIPA, and PIPEDA compliant, while Zyter ThermalAlert is currently deployed at a military treatment facility (MTF), retail, commercial healthcare, and transportation facilities nationwide, and has also been used at live events and entertainment facilities.