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COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME) App

Building tools to help medical providers estimate capacity needs.

Created over 1 year ago
57 Volunteers

About the Project


The CHIME (COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics) Application 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.

How far along is it

The app is up and running - working to develop user documentation, answer questions, helping orgs understand and use the app, hardening the platform

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

- answering questions
- adding functionality requested by hospitals/gov agencies
- python developers, specifically experts on plotly and dash

Project details

Who is already working on this

Penn Medicine Predictive Healthcare Team
Code for Philly - Philadelphia's Code for America brigade

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