Resolve to Save Lives

Digital Tools & Technology

As part of its global COVID-19 response, Resolve to Save Lives developed open source digital tools that empowered case investigation and contact tracing teams to boost their efficiency and effectiveness.

Contact tracing is an essential, time-tested tool to contain infectious disease outbreaks, and in this fast-moving pandemic, the speed and accuracy of COVID-19 response technology can make the difference in slowing local outbreaks.

What were our solutions?

Resolve to Save Lives designed and implemented a set of open source digital tools with public health jurisdictions in the United States to improve their efficiency of case investigation and contact tracing. Learn more and access the open-source tools by clicking on each tool below.

How can others use the solutions?

These tools are available in the public domain under an open source license, which means anyone can use or modify the tools to their needs at no cost.

If your team would like technical assistance implementing or modifying these tools for your environment, you can contact our technology partner, Ratio PBC, who develops and maintains these applications, at

Epi Viaduct

Fast, reliable lab data pipeline

It’s critical to populate case management platforms with reliable data from state lab feed. Viaduct automatically imports COVID-19 lab records reliably and quickly into a case management system.

Epi Locator

Easy contact information look-up

We know contact tracers are often missing phone numbers and addresses for cases and their contacts, making it difficult to establish contact. Locator can connect a case management system to third-party investigative tools, reducing the effort it takes to search for and add this critical information.

Epi Contacts

Index case contact elicitation

Collecting contact information from index cases can be a manual and error-prone process. Contacts is a simple form that can be sent via SMS directly from the case management system to enable index cases to share their contacts’ information more accurately and completely. This information can be quickly collected and shared directly into the case management system to initiate contact tracing by Case Investigation and Contact Tracing teams.

Epi Viewpoint

The simple case management system

It can be costly and complex to implement an effective case investigation and contact tracing system. Viewpoint is a focused, simple tool that enables case investigation and contact tracing teams to manage cases and contacts and keep track of congregate settings where outbreak clusters have occurred. A simple CSV output of cases is all that is needed to import information for case investigation.