Interactive data rapidly available on state, region or county level
Trends are a vital component of tracking and understanding the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 dashboard on the Regenstrief Institute website now shows data trends from across Indiana in an easy-to-understand, interactive display. The dashboard, created by Regenstrief and its data partners, helps to inform Indiana public health leaders and the general public with necessary information during the pandemic.
Within the trending section of the dashboard, color codes help model the data. Information covers positive disease tests, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, intensive care unit admissions and deaths. The dashboard displays trends by sex, age, race and comorbidity.
In addition, Regenstrief has added an early warning indicator, which highlights locations where the numbers in the last three days are higher than the previous seven days, which could identify an increasing trend. Data for this purpose can be viewed at a state, Indiana State Department of Health preparedness district, or county level.
“This new capability is an excellent tool for visualizing key indicators, helping to spot areas of potential concern as well as the areas of improvement we are all hoping for,” said Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., M.S, one of the project leaders. “Data is a powerful tool in healthcare and that has never been more apparent than in the present circumstances. Regenstrief is proud to be part of the effort to make this data rapidly and accurately available to both public leaders and Hoosier citizens in an easy-to-understand format to help provide insight into the unprecedented situation we are all experiencing.”
The information contained in the Regenstrief dashboard is complementary to information provided by the Indiana State Department of Health. The hospitalization data, contained in the Regenstrief dashboard, informs one of the four principles Indiana leaders are using to guide their reopening strategy.
Regenstrief created this dashboard in partnership with Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Family Social Services Administration, Indiana Management Performance Hub, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and Indiana University School of Medicine.
About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.
Regenstrief Institute is celebrating 50 years of healthcare innovation. Sam Regenstrief, a successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.
About Peter Embí, M.D., M.S.
In addition to serving as the president and CEO of Regenstrief Institute, Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., is the Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine and associate dean for informatics and health services research at Indiana University School of Medicine, associate director of informatics with Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and vice president for Learning Health Systems with Indiana University Health.