COVID-19 Call to Action: Get hospital impact modeling tool in front of local health officials

Code for Philly is helping the folks at Penn Medicine’s Predictive Healthcare team host, improve, and distribute CHIME: COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics

From the user documentation:

The CHIME (COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics) App is designed to assist hospitals and public health officials with understanding hospital capacity needs as they relate to the COVID pandemic. CHIME enables capacity planning by providing estimates of total daily (i.e. new) and running totals of (i.e. census) inpatient hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and patients requiring ventilation. These estimates are generated using a SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model, a standard epidemiological modeling technique. Our model has been validated by several epidemiologists including Michael Z. Levy, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Call to Action for Brigade Leaders

This tool takes the latest ongoing data and research on how COVID-19 spreads and impacts populations, and packages it in a form to make it as easy as possible for local hospital managers and public health officials to input their current local conditions and see what they can expect. The picture it paints is scary but preparation and awareness can make a difference

Tap your local connections and make sure the folks that could use this tool are aware it exists. If they have questions, help them find the user documentation or direct them to for real-time help (or play proxy for them if they’re not Slack-ers)


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