Category
Data Architecture, Public Health, Risk Analysis
About This Project

A dashboard to provide visibility on the US healthcare system
during emergencies

A map of real-time alerts identifying current impacts to the healthcare system nationally
PROJECT TYPE(S)
Data Architecture
Risk Analysis
Public Health
Partner(s)

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases / US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC has a critical mission to help address impacts to the US health care system, whether those impacts are caused by an outbreak or pandemic causing an influx of patients that stresses patient care capacity or from power outages that may impact hospital operations following natural disasters. Talus has partnered with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC to develop Health Pulse, a system to deliver real-time information and communicating health care system impacts in context.

Health Pulse is a web-based data integration and visualization platform designed for use by state, local, and national public health decision-makers to monitor the “health of the health care system” during public health emergencies. The tool monitors health care system status using a custom, flexible alert-based data integration platform that identifies facilities experiencing critical impacts. These impacts affect a facility’s ability to provide patient care, including to convey needs for additional supplies or surge staff, inform about activation of emergency plans or other contingencies, and other impacts to facility operations such as evacuations and power outages.

Health Pulse is a web-based data integration and visualization platform designed for use by state, local, and national public health decision-makers to monitor the “health of the health care system” during public health emergencies. The tool monitors health care system status using a custom, flexible alert-based data integration platform that identifies facilities experiencing critical impacts affecting their ability to provide patient care, including to convey needs for additional supplies or surge staff, inform about activation of emergency plans or other contingencies, and other impacts to facility operations such as evacuations and power outages.

PROJECT TYPE(S)
Data Architecture
Risk Analysis
Public Health