Onepath was developed out of the need for integrated pathways in the management of cancer and long term conditions.
Often specific pathways are developed in isolation with little integration between them. There is a tendency to concentrate on the condition specific differences rather than the underlying commonality. Inconsistent pathways and systems exist across conditions, services and organisations.
Based on the CMMI* process improvement model, the Onepath method enables the integration of pathways across conditions and comorbidities. Onepath brings together the three critical factors that organisations typically rely on in pathway design and delivery in order to enable best practices that help them to dramatically improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency :
These are people, process and tools. Onepath reflects three levels of delivery;
Maturity Level 1– the successful delivery of many existing pathways within healthcare is often dependent upon the skills and enthusiasm of individuals, rather than a systematic, repeatable process.
Maturity Level 2 – pathways which are planned, performed, measured and controlled but can be very different across conditions, services and organisations.
Maturity Level 3 – well understood consistent approach, integrated across conditions, services and organisations, and tailored to the needs of the individual.
* CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process improvement approach that provides organisations with the essential elements of effective processes that will improve their performance.