COVID-19 Use Cases We are Working On
In support of global efforts to provide assistance around the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BPM+ Health community is hosting a small set of “tiger team” efforts to either address gaps or volunteer support to existing efforts occurring in industry. A quick synopsis of each effort follows. These use cases are the result of community brainstorm; see the initial set of COVID-19 use cases under consideration. Note that all contributions are being made in the public good, and participants are prohibited from supplying intellectual property that is proprietary and encumbered in any ways that would restrict open and derivative use.
Use Case 1.1: Workflow Modeling Project
Model clinical pathways for patients on a respirator/ventilator due to the virus, treatment plan received, and outcomes realized. Identify and track data multiple data points from across the globe in support of learning clinical pathways. Very quickly disseminate best practices.
Use Case 1.3: Placemat Project
Create a “placemat” to identify, contextualize, and point to work ongoing to address COVID-19 needs. Adapt work done in AHRQ ACTS to create a visual map to make emerging guidance discoverable, foster awareness, and facilitate access across multiple disparate sources. Establish a common metadata set to improve access and navagibility of multiple sources of best practices, guidance, and recommendations. Rationale: “Keeping up” with rapidly changing foundations is nearly impossible at present. The “thousand flowers bloom” is making it difficult to discover and disseminate practices. This could fill a real void and has little implementation risk.
Use Case 2.1: Field Assessment App Project
Create a field survey assessment instrument for front-line care worker support. Create a mobile app that is downloaded to the phone (opt-in) of front-line care workers. The user can register at different levels and agree to participate at different levels. Basically they answer a survey. The frequency and depth of questions is based upon the user's agreed level of participation and their role. One questionnaire profile is to ask them their temperature once a day and have they been exposed. The app reminds them daily. Based upon previous responses, location and other factors the questions can evolve. The app could be extended to include population dynamics, group exposures, etc.