Those on the front line in the battle with COVID-19 know it’s not a question of “if” but “when” the epidemic will stretch their capabilities and resources to a point they’ve likely never experienced. Whether you're dealing with the the "first wave", anticipating the challenges of "reopening", or preparing for the next surge, QI Path will help you locate and eliminate critical vulnerabilities in your preparedness and response efforts – FAST, and at no cost.
IDENTIFY THE GAPS. FILL THEM NOW.
We will help you quickly locate, prioritize and eliminate the potential failures in your response plans andprocesses. We’ve done this before. A well-known federal agency came to us for help to mitigate risks in treating ebola patients during the 2014 crisis.We’ve been working with them ever since.
WHO WE'LL HELP
This free program is available to individual organizations and cross-organization collaborations. It focuses primarily on:
We work globally, and can help at any level, from national preparedness and response plans to the response efforts of an individual facility or group.
HOW IT WORKS
This service is offered pro bono to any organization battling COVID-19 on the front line. Each engagement will provide a combination of QI Path consulting services (delivered remotely) and software access and support. Our team will utilize QI Path’s powerful and proven “Structured Common Sense” methodology, a simple, highly-structured approach to capture,prioritize and mitigate specific risks in processes and plans. The QIP System, our user-friendly, cloud-based software platform, makes the process easy, fast and highly effective.
FREE MEANS FREE
We’re offering this service free of charge because we want to do our part, and we know we can help – period. We’ll engage with as many organizations as possible, within the limits of our capacity. The extent and scope of assistance we provide is determined on a case-by-case basis, and on each organization’s specific needs.
WHAT TO EXPECT
An engagement in this free program will begin within 72 hours of initial contact, with duration based on scope and urgency – it could last from a few days to several weeks or longer. Following are the basic components of a typical project engagement, and elements QI Path provides to ensure the project will deliver maximum impact:
THE CORE PROGRAM TEAM
To implement this no-cost program, we have assembled a team of dedicated professionals, each with a strong sense of civic duty. Collectively, this team brings deep expertise and extensive experience in systems improvement, risk management, industrial engineering, process design and disaster planning and response.
Tom Leifer is the Founder and President of QI Path, and has been dedicated to improving safety, reliability, quality and effectiveness in healthcare since 2002. He drives QI Path’s extensive work with hospitals, health systems, clinical research and development companies, and federal health agencies.
Jamie Hinton is a passionate healthcare innovator, strategist and leader who has devoted her career to improving the safety, quality and value of healthcare for 15 years. She has held executive and leadership positions in hospitals, health systems and long-term care organizations. She holds a Masters in Public Health specializing in epidemiology, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Practitioner.
Keith Poole is an authoritative expert, educator and practioner of systems improvement, process engineering and organizational change. With a BS in Metallurgical Engineering, an MS in Quality Assurance and Six Sigma Black Certification, Keith has successfully applied his skills to improve quality, processes and efficiency for more than 20 years, with a focus on health systems since 2007.
Kendra Kreutz has been improving healthcare outcomes through systems science and process engineering for more than fifteen years. Holding an MS in Health Systems Engineering and PMP certification, she has led efforts in health technology implementation, patient safety and quality improvement, health systems research and process design.
Derek Ayers is Vice President of Solutions at QI Path. As a medical officer in the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army, he was responsible for overseeing operations, logisitics and the medical supply chain for multiple combat zone clinics in Afghanistan. He understands better than most the necessity for flawless execution in high-risk processes, and applies his unique knowledge, skills and mission-focused mindset to solve the most challenging problems in public and private healthcare settings.
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