What You Should Know:
National Response Portal launches to ensure healthcare providers and policymakers have access to the most up-to-date COVID-19 analytics.
The open data platform built on Google Cloud enables decision-makers in healthcare and the government to make data-driven decisions toward ending the COVID-19 crisis and restarting the economy.
SADA, a leading global business and technology consultancy, announces the official launch of the National Response Portal (NRP), providing critical data and analytics to aid in the COVID-19 recovery. Envisioned by HCA Healthcare and built in collaboration with Google Cloud, the NRP enables data sharing among healthcare providers and policy makers about the pandemic. On April 7th, HCA Healthcare announced its collaboration with SADA and Google Cloud and intent to join the portal initiative. Community Health Systems, Bon Secours Mercy Health and other providers have also joined and are sharing data on the portal.
COVID-19 Situational Awareness Metrics
Given the volume of COVID-19 data being generated across the country, government and healthcare leaders need ways to view and analyze consolidated information to understand the current situation and anticipate what’s next. The NRP provides healthcare organizations with COVID-19 situational awareness metrics at county and state levels. Data is submitted each day from hospital systems across the United States and will ultimately provide insights into ICU bed supply and utilization; ventilator supply and utilization; COVID-19 test results; and healthy patients who have been discharged. All data being shared on the portal will be structured in a manner to comply with HIPAA and other applicable restrictions.
“Even as some locations are already passing through the initial case surge, the path forward — moving from coping with the crisis to ending it and restarting the economy — remains largely uncharted. Our first goal is to arm healthcare administrators and government officials with data-driven insights to navigate the road ahead,” said Michael Ames, Senior Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, SADA. “The NRP will provide decision-makers with rich and timely data to understand how policy changes and social behaviors impact efforts to end the crisis.”
The platform will also leverage datasets, such as social distancing policy scores, traffic and social mobility patterns, to help shed light on how public policy and social behavior intersect and affect the spread of the disease.
“We are delighted with the rapid growth and evolution of the National Response Portal as it helps guide us from surge, to restart and recovery,” said Dr. Edmund Jackson, the Chief Data Officer, HCA Healthcare.
Built on Google Cloud Platform
The NRP is built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and consists of an interactive mapping view, interwoven with advanced data visualization dashboards. A wide range of Google Cloud tools and technologies are used, including Looker, BigQuery, Cloud Storage and Kubernetes, as well as Google’s best-in-class technologies for advanced analytics and machine learning.
Healthcare organizations can contribute to and access the portal for free.