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March 23rd, 2020
Definitive Healthcare Provides Essential Data to Esri’s COVID-19 GIS Hub to Assist in Pandemic Planning and Response

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of data, intelligence, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, today announced that it has partnered with Esri, the world’s largest location intelligence company, to help deliver data through an interactive mapped data service to enable analysis, visualization and tracking of US hospital bed capacity, and potential areas of geographic risk, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

These resources illustrate the location and number of licensed beds, staffed beds, ICU beds, and total bed utilization rates in hospitals across the United States. Click here to view the resource. The Esri COVID-19 GIS Hub also contains other data layers such as an overlay of US Census data to help decision-makers compare the surrounding US population with the total number of available hospital beds. These resources were developed to provide researchers, public health authorities, and the general public with user-friendly information to help identify geographic areas of risk – with a low capacity to accommodate sick patients – as COVID-19 unfolds. In this dashboard, Definitive Healthcare’s data and intelligence is spatially enabled by Esri’s Geospatial Cloud – depicting the most accurate view of where in the US, and at which hospitals, additional bed capacity could be accommodated.

“As the COVID-19 virus spreads in the U.S., and around the world, public health providers and other types of responders have been trying to understand which areas may require the greatest amount of aid. We built this geographic map of US hospital bed utilization and capacity to solve some of these challenges,” said Este Geraghty, ESRI’s Chief Medical Officer. “We have been using Definitive Healthcare’s industry-leading healthcare datasets for several years and have relied on their platform’s accuracy and depth for many of our research endeavors. In times such as these, accessible and actionable information is crucial, and we know we can count on our long-standing relationship with Definitive Healthcare during this time of worldwide need. This partnership is truly a match made in heaven.”

Access Esri’s COVID-19 GIS Hub to review and use relevant information from across the globe. Alongside Definitive Healthcare’s US Hospital Bed Data the hub contains several useful maps and tools for tracking information about the spread and mitigation of coronavirus disease around the world. In addition to the Definitive Healthcare-powered map, other tools include a deeply informative “Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases” dashboard, created by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, GIS apps that illustrate data at the regional level in China, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong, and a story map article that examines age and social vulnerability in the context of Coronavirus.

“We are happy to support our long-time client, ESRI, with essential data to help them provide powerful intelligence on healthcare providers to governments that are recommending actions to manage the impact of COVID-19 worldwide,” said Jason Krantz, Founder and CEO of Definitive Healthcare. “We support their mission fully and want to do our part to share pertinent, relevant, and actionable information to people who need to make important decisions for their countries, communities, and families. This is an unprecedented time, and we are committed to doing everything we can by providing the data necessary to help manage this crisis.”

View the map, titled “Definitive Healthcare: US Hospital Beds,” here.

About Definitive Healthcare
Definitive Healthcare is the most comprehensive and accurate source for data insights and analytics on the healthcare provider market. Its product suite provides the most comprehensive and highest quality data available anywhere on 8,800 hospitals and IDNs; 135,000 physician groups; 1.7 million physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals; 11,000 ambulatory surgery centers; 15,800 imaging centers; 85,500 long-term care facilities; 40,000 clinics; 1,800 ACOs and HIEs; and 5.8 billion medical commercial claims covering 210 million patient lives. The company’s data provides its 2,500 clients with the analytics and insight needed to effectively segment and research the healthcare provider market. Definitive Healthcare is backed by 22C Capital, Advent International, and Spectrum Equity. For more information, or to trial the service, visit https://www.definitivehc.com/.

About Esri
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the US, as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the US Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.