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. 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.
Awards & Recognition
AACSB International Recognizes Carlson School of Management for the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project
(March 30, 2021)—Today, AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education network—announces Carlson School's COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project among 24 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member recognition initiative. This annual program recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. In concert with its Connected for Better campaign, emphasizing business education’s positive contributions to society, AACSB’s 2021 Innovations That Inspire initiative showcases business schools creating positive societal impact. "Business schools everywhere are defining impact objectives and strategies that align with the communities they serve, and the examples featured through AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire initiative perfectly demonstrate business education as a force for good," said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB president and CEO. "We are excited to honor the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project for its innovative approach to society's challenges." Learn about all featured innovations.
COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project is Finalist for NIHCM Digital Media Award
The COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project is proud to be a 2021 finalist for the NIHCM Digital Media Award! The NIHCM awards recognize the contributions of researchers and journalists who presented new evidence to advance the health system and the health of Americans. The Digital Media Award specifically recognizes reporting and analysis produced from online content. The winner will be announced in April.
Dashboard launched December 7, 2020, 5:30 pm CST
Note that %Hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and %ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients are calculated at the facility level, and then averaged for each county for the week listed. As such, this dashboard presents the average COVID-19 occupancy of hospitals in a given county, not the ratio of the total COVID-19 patients in a county and the total beds in a county.
%Hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients = Total adult and pediatric patients confirmed and suspected (7 day average) / Staffed Inpatient beds (7 day average)
%ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients = Total ICU adult patients confirmed (7 day average) /Staffed adult ICU beds (7 day average)
Our team has collaborated with healthcare journalists and data scientists on a Facility COVID PUF Community FAQ. Please find it here
We acknowledge outstanding work by doctoral students Yi Zhu and Zach Levin of our team who made this visualization possible.
Analysis of HHS Data
Click the buttons below to access the UMN COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project team's analysis of the weekly HHS data and key hospitalization metrics including occupancy by COVID-19 and all patients at Facility, City, County, and CBSA levels.
If you reference these data, please cite this work as the "Analysis of HHS data by University of Minnesota Hospitalization Tracking Project".
COVID-19 Hospitalizations by State
Data collected by the UMN COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project team from state websites.
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.