• By Joel Streed

1-19-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Predictive Modeling

January 19, 2022
Jan. 13, 2022 - Mayo Clinic COVID-19 trending map using red color tones for hot spots

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Curtis Storlie, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic data scientist, and Conor Loftus, M.D., chair, Mayo Clinic outpatient practice, addressed questions related to the predictive modeling of COVID-19 and how it’s used at Mayo Clinic.

Shortly after COVID-19 began appearing in the U.S., Mayo Clinic's Predictive Analytics Task Force began tracking it. The team of experts consists of members from Mayo Clinic Quality and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. These experts have been involved in building and maintaining predictive modeling for COVID-19 that allows clinic leaders to make informed decisions about hospital operations.

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Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date

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Jan. 13, 2022 - Mayo Clinic COVID-19 trending map using red color tones for hot spots