What it does
This project is meant to serve as an equipment distribution management system for hospitals during COVID-19, specifically for personnel protective equipment (PPE). The dashboard allows a user to select a hospital and receive information about its ICU usage.
How we built it
The front-end is a simple react webapp that displays a form for inputting the hospital name. We sourced data from a variety of places- the covid data is from Covid ActNow, but this API requires the fips code for a location to grab county-level data. To match hospitals to fips codes, we coded a Python script to cross-reference a list of hospitals mapped to counties with a list of counties mapped to fips codes, and then sent this data to the ActNow API.
Challenges we ran into
Our original goal was to integrate our project with NCR's catalog and order API in order to help manage PPE distribution, but we were unable to reach this part of development by the time deadline.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Most of our team was new to hackathons, so we enjoyed learning together how to use APIs and how to create webapps.
What's next for Hospital Management
We plan to continue working on this project to flush out the NCR integration, allowing for inventory management by suppliers. This will involve developing a basic catalog of products, implementing transaction data, building out a full backend system, and determining priority level using metrics other than ICU bed capacity.