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.
To do that, they need some sort of real-time dashboard that connect the following information.
an estimate of severity scale for individual patients
expected duration of any Covid19 patient’s stay in the hospital
number of specifically trained doctors; number of other doctors and nurses who might be called upon
number of ventilators - condition, time required for their sterilization etc.
availability of beds and other equipment
time and distance estimates (with Google Maps) from and to any hospital in the world
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.
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.