The solution

Chime is a developer project located on GitHub a WW development platform. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 40 million developers.

How can it help to manage the COVID-19 pandemic?

The CHIME (COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics) App is designed to assist hospitals and public health officials with understanding hospital capacity needs as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. CHIME enables capacity planning by providing estimates of total daily (i.e. new) and running totals of (i.e. census) inpatient hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and patients requiring ventilation.

These estimates are generated using a SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model, a standard epidemiological modeling technique. The model has been validated by several epidemiologists including Michael Z. Levy, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Target group

  • Hospitals officials
  • The authorities
  • Epidemiologists