COVID-19

Managing
COVID-19

Free Resources using Simulation and Analytics


Now more than ever, a structured, rational, and probabilistic approach to managing uncertainty is critical.

Randy Heffernan
CEO, Palisade Company

At this moment, uncertainty is at an all-time high. Never in modern history have public health and the global economy seen this level of turmoil. Palisade is committed to helping organizations cope with these unprecedented challenges through objective, data-driven analysis that takes the noise out of the discussion and zeroes in on what’s most important to you.

To that end, we have compiled the following resources to help organizations plan and respond during this time of crisis. We will update this resource center periodically, and will continue to stay in touch via email and our social media channels.

Supporting our Community

A message from the CEO on how Palisade is making adjustments while remaining fully operational to respond to your needs.

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On-Demand Webinars

Watch our free webinars highlighling the various models that can be applied to pandemic and emergency preparedness.


COVID is Not a Black Swan, So Why Did it Still Catch Most Off-Guard?

Why was the international community taken by surprise when a novel respiratory virus became a pandemic?

In this webinar, Drs. Francisco Zagmutt and Jane Pouzou discuss the importance of choosing the correct model when managing epidemics such as COVID.

Modelling the Spread of a Disease with @RISK 8.0

As the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves over time, people keep asking "When will it be over?"

In this webinar, Raul Castro reviews a simple model on @RISK that could be used to understand the spread of a disease (like Coronavirus) in order to identify the time it takes for a reduction in the number of infections within a certain population.



Free Software: @RISK and DecisionTools Suite

Use @RISK and DecisionTools Suite free of charge immediately – no waiting for approval, and no restrictions on functionality.

Download a 15-day version anytime, 24 hours a day

Need Remote Access? Use @RISK Anywhere, and Defer Payment

For users with standalone licenses of @RISK or DecisionTools Suite software, switching to network licenses can help minimize the disruption in your work that sudden changes to your work environment cause. Network versions allow remote access to a computer from anywhere, and also enable multiple users to share a license.

Network licenses are available in a budget-friendly, flexible subscription model. In addition, in recognition of the cash flow strain COVID-19 is causing some businesses, we are able to offer a deferred payment plan for multiple-year subscriptions.

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Example Models


Infectious Disease Spread in a Population

This model, developed by Palisade consultant Rishi Prabhakar, uses the power of @RISK to simulate the potential fatalities of a pandemic based on the total number of initially infected people and the probabilities of transmission. The simulation examines 1,000 different scenarios (iterations of a simulation) of a hypothetical population of 10,000,000.

Simulating When an Infection Starts to Slow

This model, developed by Palisade consultant José Raúl Castro, uses @RISK to simulate when, after the start of a pandemic, the spread of an infection will start to slow. The assumptions were built using approximate data for the COVID-19 pandemic, and applied to a hypothetical population of 1,000 individuals. The simulation examines 1,000 different scenarios (iterations of a simulation).



Case Studies: Preparing for a Pandemic

Hospital capacity shortages, unexpected costs, schedule delays, supply chain disruptions – all of these risks are now everyday occurrences. Read how organizations such as Kinder Morgan, Johns Hopkins, and the Mayo Clinic approach these challenges using Monte Carlo simulation to determine the actual probabilities of the coronavirus impacting your organization.

FAQ About Palisade

Have questions about how Palisade is operating and what to expect in the near future? Palisade remains fully operational and ready to server, and we’ve compiled the most common questions here.

Click here for answers to common questions