March 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics

repo name CodeForPhilly/chime
repo link
language Python
size (curr.) 3317 kB
stars (curr.) 83
created 2020-03-17
license MIT License


The COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (



The CHIME (COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics) Application is designed to assist hospitals and public health officials with understanding hospital capacity needs as they relate to the COVID pandemic. CHIME enables capacity planning by providing estimates of total daily (i.e. new) and running totals of (i.e. census) inpatient hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and patients requiring ventilation. These estimates are generated using a SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model, a standard epidemiological modeling technique. Our model has been validated by several epidemiologists including Michael Z. Levy, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Originally developed in, active development is now at



Join our Code For Philly project or our Slack workspace in the #covid19-chime-penn channel if you’d like to chat with us. We’d appreciate your feedback.


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