In March 2020, private sector organizations formed the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, a collaborative industry response to the novel coronavirus. Mayo Clinic, Leavitt Partners, and several MIT faculty leaders were among the first to join in this effort. Today the Coalition is comprised of more than 900 healthcare organizations, technology firms, and nonprofits.
On May 28, 2020, the Coalition published the COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard, which is the latest tool released by the Coalition. This tool synthesizes large amounts of complex, essential data into easy-to-use key findings for public and private-sector leaders to use to navigate the reopening of communities and businesses. It provides a structured understanding of how a state or county is performing.
“As we progress on the journey to return to work in the absence of a vaccine and proven cures for COVID-19, policymakers and business leaders need situational awareness in order to guide the reopening of our economy and response if a second wave of pandemic returns,” said Dr. John Halamaka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform and Co-Chair of the Coalition.
The free web-based dashboard displays COVID-19 virus reproduction rates, confirmed case growth and decline, and mortality trends. State and county-level data are reflected in simple visualizations, including maps and red-yellow-green stoplight indicators. The dashboard is driven by publicly available data from nearly a dozen trusted sources, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and data.medicare.gov.
Governors, mayors, and business leaders can customize their dashboards to display regional areas of interest, allowing comparisons and insights into how other locales are faring, and the implications for policy changes over time.
“The real value of this data is its potential to inform and help guide the best possible decisions through the critical next phases of pandemic recovery,” said Dr. Jay Schnitzer, MITRE’s Chief Technology and Medical Officer and Co-Chair of the Coalition.”
For more information on the 275 pandemic-related data sources and tools are available at https://C19HCC.org.