Already receiving positive feedback from policymakers and the public, the WHA Information Center’s COVID-19 hospitalization dashboard was further enhanced April 15 with the addition of important trending data related to COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and PPE supplies for health care workers in Wisconsin’s hospitals.
Since it was unveiled April 9, the dashboard has received national attention and numerous plaudits from state elected officials for the variety of information provided and the clarity of the display. Statistics include a daily snapshot of the number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, ICU bed availability, and supplies of important equipment such as ventilators, N95 respirators, gowns and surgical masks. The dashboard was created in collaboration with the state’s Department of Health Services, with various data points updated daily.
By adding additional trending data displays, policymakers and the public can better assess Wisconsin’s efforts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals and public officials can also utilize the information as an aid in future planning.