A new nurse-led, Madison-area startup is working with homeless shelters to screen for COVID-19.

Nurse Disrupted sets up tablets at shelters, with nurses and nursing students using video conferencing to conduct COVID-19 screenings and education.

“We use science, simple technology and a lot of compassion to solve healthcare problems,” said CEO Bre Loughlin.

Loughlin said the company got its start in March when she visited Porchlight’s men’s emergency shelter in Madison, where there was a gap between screening and the need for a deeper assessment for COVID-19.

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