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Qventus Wins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Emergency Response Innovation Challenge

Qventus is honored to win the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Emergency Response for the Health Care System Innovation Challenge. The challenge was to “create a digital tool supporting the health care system (including but not limited to providers, government, and public health and community organizations) during a large-scale health crisis (pandemic, natural disaster, or other public health emergency).” 

A panel of healthcare industry experts (from provider organizations, health plans, foundations, government organizations, health tech companies, and investment firms) selected Qventus as the top solution out of more than 130 applicants based on impact, user experience/user interface, innovation/creativity, scalability and strength of presentation. 

The Qventus application and presentation highlighted the suite of new solutions we have developed together with leading health system partners to help them manage through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

These solutions include both capacity management and critical resource planning capabilities.

For capacity management, we created the Critical Resource Mission Control, which gives Command Centers real-time visibility into ICU, negative airflow, and ventilator resources across the system, spanning facilities and even multiple instances of EHRs. This allows users to look system-wide, or drill down to individual facilities, to better load balance and optimize resource deployment. Additionally, we created Capacity Creation solutions which use machine learning models to identify 25% more patients who are ready for ICU step-down or discharge than care teams normally would

The live demonstration featured our publicly available Covid planning solution and highlighted the flexibility and accuracy (2-10x more accurate than IHME in backtesting) of our Scenario Planner and integrated Elective Surgery, PPE, and Post-acute Care planners. The demonstration reviewed potential capacity scenarios resulting from pandemic surges from holiday gatherings in a metropolitan area and how our solution could support better planning for health system leaders.

We also highlighted the impact on our partners and included end-user feedback such as the following quote from a client Perioperative Executive Medical Director:

Qventus developed an amazing predictive model that projects Covid cases and our enterprise-wide capacity, allowing us to optimize our OR utilization. It has been a tour de force — it’s remarkable.”

We are proud to have helped more than 1,100 organizations throughout this pandemic, from health systems of all sizes, local and state health departments, to the very highest levels of the federal government. Most importantly, healthcare leaders have been able to use these solutions to optimize their operations and better support the communities they serve.

Over the past 8 months, Covid has made our mission, which is to enable world-class operations in healthcare, more important than ever before. And we are grateful to have been able to partner with so many organizations to make a true difference.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (“RWJF”):

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation oversees an endowment of $11 billion in assets and issues grants approaching $500 million each year. For more than 45 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.


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