COVID-19 "Tiger Teams"

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, with links to pages dedicated to the work activities. 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.


Tiger Team (Use Case) 1.1: “Workflow Modeling” Project

Model clinical pathways for patients on a respirator/ventilator due to the virus, treatment plan received, outcomes realized. Identify and track data multiple data point, from across the globe, in support of learning clinical pathway. Very quickly disseminate best practices.


Tiger Team (Use Case) 1.3: “Placemat” Project

Create a “placemat” to identify, contextualize, and point to work ongoing to address COVID needs. Adapt work done in AHRQ ACTS to create visual map to make emerging guidance discoverable, foster awareness, and facilitate access across multiple disparate sources. Establish 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.


Tiger Team (Use Case) 2.1: “Field Assessment App” Project

Field Survey Assessment Instrument/Front-Line Care Worker Support. An app that is downloaded to phone (opt-in) of front-line care workers. They can register at different levels and agree to participate at different levels. Basically they answer a survey. The frequency and depth of questions based upon their 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. Could be extended to include population dynamics, group exposures, etc