NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–
Northwell Health today announced that it has developed a first-of-its-kind predictive tool that can anticipate a spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at its hospitals by mining user data patterns from its Northwell.edu website. With the pandemic still raging worldwide, Northwell plans to give away the source code to other health systems.
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Northwell Health frontline staff will have advance warning of the next COVID-19 surge thanks to its new predictive dashboard. (Credit: Northwell Health)
The two-week advance warning system was created this summer by the customer insights group in collaboration with information technology and clinical teams in the wake of the COVID-19 surge that struck New York State’s largest health system last spring. Northwell Health treated nearly 85,000 COVID-19 patients, including 16,000 hospitalized patients between March and Labor Day – more