Dr. Jamie Roney functions as patient management resource to the ministry, providing key evidence and guidance in the care of the septic patient, providing education to clinical staff, and coaching nurses seeking clinical advancement using evidence-based methods for a one thousand and five bed hospital while participating in several clinical work groups.
Dr. Roney collaborated with regional healthcare leaders, organizations, and providers as Project Manager for $11,413,376 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7-year regional sepsis project to improve population health in West Texas from 2012 through 2019. She is an alumna of The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience. Current National Quality Forum (NQF) Infectious Disease and Patient Safety Standing Committees member. Dr. Roney completed research to develop a Modified Early Warning Scoring (MEWS) tool aligned with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Implementation of the tool has led to a sustained 24% reduction in sepsis-related mortality over five years. Publications of development and findings in peer-reviewed literature have led to multiple national and international sepsis presentations in the United States, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Dr. Roney’s sepsis-specific continuing education courses are used by all branches of the U.S. military by nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and emergency personnel. Current work includes a systematic review comparing effectiveness of MEWS/NEWS versus SIRS/qSOFA for identifying in-hospital mortality and transfer into an intensive care unit.