COVID-19 Projects

In support of global efforts to provide assistance around the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BPM+ Health community is working on COVID-19 use cases, including a placemat project and field assessment app project.

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 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.

Covid-19 Navigator

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.

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Field Assessment App Project

A BPM+ tiger team has been working in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) on the development of an Emergency Department (ED) Staging App in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The group has developed a few key items including an initial set of wireframes, some initial ideas about the target audience and the goals of the project, thoughts about existing sources of data that might complement the data needed to support the app and next steps around engaging a group in a hackathon or similar event to catalyze development. Emergency Department (ED) Staging is a crucial aspect of determining and sharing operational and potential surge status for pandemic preparedness and could be better supported with a shareable electronic resource (an app) that could provide high level, visually rich information about the current stage of a given ED and steps that could be taken to recover.

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