Capstone – Project

Cost-Based Reimbursement for Lung Transplantation Utilizing Tevesol’s EVOSS

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis

LifeGift is looking to optimize organ donation and procurement through the use of a state-of-the-art product, Tevesol, which utilizes negative pressure ventilation to preserve a donor’s lungs.

Company Information

StageMedium Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

LifeGift offers hope to the thousands of people in Texas and beyond who need lifesaving organ transplants, and to countless others who need lifesaving tissue transplants. As the designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for North, Southeast and West Texas, we partner with more than 200 hospitals across 109 counties. Established in 1987 as Gulf Coast Independent Organ Procurement Organization, LifeGift is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

Company Supervising Team

President & CEO


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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolHarvard University
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
CourseHarvard University Masters in Clinical Service Operations Student Co-Op – Precious
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled30 students
Meeting Day & TimeM 2:00-4:00pm Central, T 8;00-10:00am Central, W 8:00-10:00am Central, TR 6:30-8:30pm Central
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment1 Hour
Duration (11/02/2020 - 04/30/2020)

Project Topics

School Supervisors

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Collaboration Timeline

  • October 16, 2020

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • October 29, 2020

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • November 20, 2020

    Meet with Kevin, Precious, Ankush, and Shant to finalize the Engagement Scope and Project Charter

    Kevin will acquire literature and process information to share with Precious. She will review the literature, get acquainted with LifeGift, and learn about her main project pertaining to Tevesol’s medical device, EVOSS (Ex-Vivo Organ Support System).

    LifeGift’s stated goal of this engagement is to create a Cost-Based Reimbursement Model to address the final stages of the lung transplantation model. (engagement scope?)


    Suggested Deliverable:

    Project Charter with Tentative Dates and Future Deliverables

    Assess Precious’ areas of focus during the engagement define success for the engagement.

    Plan a face-to-face meeting and facility tour between Kevin Myer & Precious, if possible

    Delineate Precious’ responsibilities and key deliverables for Life Gift.

  • November 23, 2020


  • November 30, 2020

    Check-In Meeting – 10:00 AM ET

  • April 30, 2021


Key Milestones & Project Process

  • December 4, 2020 - Immersion & Orientation

    Immersion and Understanding of the Organ Transplant and Donation Ecosystem / Tevesol’s Solution

    The goal is to gain a deep understanding of:

    • The terminology used in the Organ Transplant and Donation field (including language that is specific to LifeGift).
    • The organ procurement transplant network such as Donors, Procurement Methods, Transplant Groups.
    • Common organ transplant issues.
    • The medical device company Tevesol, its EVOSS device, how it functions, and how it solves common organ transplant issues.

    Suggested Deliverable:

    The consultant will provide a summary of LifeGift and its affiliation with Tevesol. The consultant should focus on the medical device Tevesol and its use as a solution to common lung transplantation issues.

  • December 31, 2020 - Project Planning

    What data exists?

    What key components must be included in the operational plan?

    What resources would be required?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Outline the goals and milestones for the remainder of the project. What research needs to be done? What end deliverable must be created to operationalize Tevesol partnership?

  • January 29, 2021 - Focus on Operational, Supply Chain, and Technology Plan

    What are the operational requirements to get partnership up-and-running?

    What are the supply chain implications of this partnership?

    What data and information must be included?

    What technology must be integrated into the plan?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Outline a full operational plan to roll out Tevesol Partnership

  • February 28, 2021 - Refined Operational Plan

    Based on feedback, how might you refine your roll-out strategy

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Produce approved roll-out strategy

  • April 30, 2021 - Add Financial Component to Plan

    What are the financial implications for the partnership?

    How should this be outlined in the operational plan?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Hand-off operational plan for LifeGift and Tevesol to manage partnership moving forward.

    Plan to prepare you successor on how to manage partnership moving forward

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