The COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation

The Liberty Bell Challenge 


The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations. We believe that given the right tools and framework, citizens, patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, public servants and politicians, working together can achieve great results addressing the challenges facing our nation. 



Sections of the Medical Case Presentation


Define the Problem


Identifying Information


Chief Complaint (Problem)


History of Present Condition

Data and Facts


Review of Systems






Diagnosis of the Problems/Challenges




Problem List


Treatment Plan


Progress Reports

The COVID 19 Pandemic case presentation is an experiment in citizen engagement, motivated by a vision of engaged citizens. In this medical case presentation, we use the complexity of COVID-19 to highlight the potential for the use of the medical case presentation to inform citizens and provide tools to engage within the political ecosystem. 


The COVID-19 Case Presentation, creates an organizing framework for a citizen-oriented approach to the challenges facing us in the body politic of the United States and more broadly globally.   A major focus of this project is to model the framework of the medical case presentation as a tool to enhance citizen participation and engagement in the political ecosystem. The case presentation’s  structure offers a dynamic, interactive, collaborative process that engages our fellow citizens to address the COVID-19 related challenges confronting us as individuals, members of our community, and citizens of the nation. It provides a vehicle for citizens to collaborate, identify, analyze, develop, implement, and monitor a solution-based “treatment plan” for medical problems. The various sections of The COVID-19 Case Presentation will be presented over a period of weeks and ongoing discussion will be encouraged. Short and long term goals and plans will be developed and monitored. The experience with the COVID 19 case presentation will inform efforts to address other challenges facing the public and build a framework for more general and ongoing conversations. 


We   invite fellow citizens to take part in this crowdsourced endeavour to address one of our current “national (and global)  emergencies” the COVID 19 pandemic. Additionally, we hope to create a framework for dialogue within the public sphere   to sustain a conversation for this and other current and future challenges  in our body politic and more generally the global community.  The conversation, is linked to a citizen commission to “Get the Truth About the Pandemic” will be informed and built on  by the  Morbidity and Mortality Conference for COVID 19  process to facilitate a  national conversation. 


Our efforts are not intended to duplicate the extensive, multi-prong approach undertaken by the many stakeholders addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic and other challenges facing the body politic. We seek to explore the potential for and facilitate citizen participation. In order to do so, we address the problems associated with COVID 19  and the ecosystem in which it exists. The approach addresses the complexity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the entire COVID-19 ecosystem and holding accountable the various stakeholders.  We build on an understanding of the complexity of the problem itself, the potential provided by information and communication technologies (ICT), and insights from behavioral economics to address the challenge.


The COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation

  • serves to test the proposition that with the proper framework and easy to use citizen-oriented tools, we can more effectively collaborate to address complex complicated, difficult  problems. 

  • uses the medical case presentation model to facilitate deliberative dialogue to address the range of challenges, acute and long term,  facing the United States body politic as we combat the pandemic. 

  • identifies current efforts to address the challenges associated with the COVID 19  pandemic on federal, state and local levels. Additionally, it highlights barriers to a comprehensive approach to address the challenge, as a way to facilitate citizen action within the healthcare system and the political system.

  • measures “success”  in terms of specific and predetermined outcomes associated with the social and political challenges and consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • utilizes digital technology through blogs, surveys, newsletters, and crowdsourcing to provide wide access for many individuals

  • democratization of information with real-world facts rather than rhetoric to serve as a potent platform to build on the ideas and energy of many to make the process as useful and productive as it can be. 


Components of the Case Presentation to explore and address the  COVID-19  Pandemic in the United States and globally. and provide a options for improved transparency and governance. 

Identifying Information: This identifying information section provides identifying information of the problem (person/ system/challenge/ symptom) that is the subject of the case presentation.


Chief Complaint: The chief complaint section describes the problem to be addresses in a brief concise manner. Usually it reflects what the patient is stating as their problem.


Presenting Problem: The history of present condition section addresses the problem in more detail providing a timeline and associated systems and impact of the problem presented.


History of the Present Condition:  The history of present condition section addresses the problem in more detail providing a timeline and associated systems and impact of the problem presented.


Current Treatment: The current treatment section will be used to describe the various plans that are currently used to address the problem.


Current Services: The examination of current services section will provide data that is associated with the COVID-19  Pandemic.


Past Treatment: The prior treatment and response by problem section will highlight prior efforts addressing the challenges of The COVID-19  Pandemic and related issues.


Review of Systems: The review of systems section will examine the various stakeholders, and describe their interests, motivation, resources and prior input into addressing the challenge of  the COVID-19  Pandemic.


Data: The data section will provide data that is associated with the various aspects of the the COVID-19  Pandemic.


Differential Diagnosis, Assessment and Discussion: The differential diagnosis section reviews the various general categories that impact  addressing the challenge of the COVID-19  Pandemic.


Problem List: The problem list section will review the problems identified and will discuss their importance for reform.


Treatment Plan: The treatment plan section describes the process we will utilize to achieve our mission, listing goals and clearly defined milestones toward our vision.


Outcomes and Monitoring: Periodic follow up to assess the status and adjust the treatment plan.