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COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds across the United States, one of the greatest barriers we are encountering is the absence of credible and consistent data.  Currently, the only reliable daily data point available from all 50 states is the number of deaths.  While important, this metric does not provide an adequate lens into the impact of the crisis on our healthcare infrastructure.  

Tracking daily hospitalization data is a major step forward in quantifying the current impact on local hospital systems, modeling and forecasting future utilization needs, and tracking the rate of change in the disease severity.  

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) at the Carlson School of Management has launched this project on March 26th to consistently track and report daily hospitalizations from all 50 states. 

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Dashboard launched April 6, 2020, 2:00 pm CST

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Thank you to our donors United Health Foundation and the University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs for their generosity to support students on this project.