#HackfromHome - an anti-viral virtual hackathon.

We’re giving people a chance to respond with action, working together to improve the lives of everyone affect by the Coronavirus. Our goal is to band together to help communities, patients, and their families better using what we know best - technology.

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Real-time Dash board for Capacity planning for Hospitals

One of the challenges that health systems are facing is a peak management. It is well known that utility companies run their grid with about 80% of the estimated peak. And, they try to use network to buy and sell excess capacity to each other.

Similarly, in light of the surges of patients coming in waves of surges in different locations, health systems need an intelligent network of resources.

To do that, they need some sort of real-time dashboard that connect the following information.

  1. an estimate of severity scale for individual patients

  2. expected duration of any Covid19 patient’s stay in the hospital

  3. number of specifically trained doctors; number of other doctors and nurses who might be called upon

  4. number of ventilators - condition, time required for their sterilization etc.

  5. availability of beds and other equipment

  6. time and distance estimates (with Google Maps) from and to any hospital in the world

  7. transportation options - this is a big question. I wonder if there is a way to entice Uber or Lift to do this. How to protect their drivers ?? maybe they should hire people who have survived Covid-19 and pay them double for this.

  8. an estimate of local chaos in each hospital

A state-level crude model for such demand and supply of various resources are now available. What we need is a granular hospital level model together with a geographical network of them.

  • Youngjin Yoo
  • Apr 2 2020
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  • Jasper Kirton-Wingate commented
    3 Apr 06:43pm

    Hello, has this been selected?

  • Chris Newman commented
    2 Apr 11:59pm

    I think a hospital should become a collection of IoT sensors, in which the patients and staff are also classed as IoT nodes.

    That means that every item of equipment and bed will be reporting status data including availability, location and connected IoT nodes (patients). Equipment will be reporting back to the manufacturer, like a smart washing machine.

    Sensors could be placed in corridors to count the number of people.

    This rich data would populate the real time dashboard.

    For security hospitals could run a private cellular network, which also guarantees availability of service for eHealth devices, eg. connected pacemakers.

    Ref: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25059166

  • Lizzie Suh commented
    2 Apr 11:19pm

    I'd love to contribute my product design skills in this project!