Leaders In Catalyzing
Care Delivery Through
Research & Development

The Healthcare Innovation Lab, founded in June 2017, is run by a group of clinicians, data scientists, program managers, and healthcare administrators working together to identify innovations in clinical care delivery and evaluate their usefulness in all services of care at BJC HealthCare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM).

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Who We Are

As one of the largest nonprofit healthcare integrated delivery organizations in the country, BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine are committed to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve through leadership, education, innovation, and excellence in medicine.

At the Innovation Lab, or the Lab, we have an invaluable impact as the institutional resource for care delivery innovation knowledge. As such, we are committed to continually pushing the envelope on what it means to "think bigger." We encourage our operational partners to be truly innovative in how care is delivered.

Featured Projects

  • Sleep Preservation for the Inpatient Setting

    With a goal to improve patient experience and in-hospital sleep, the Lab is working to further understand the perceived patient experience of sleep in a hospital.

  • Care Companion for Reducing Readmissions

    With the goal of reducing hospital readmissions for cancer patients, the Lab is currently testing a proof of concept for patient communication, symptom management, and patient education tools.

  • LEAF Pressure Ulcer Prediction

    The Lab is structuring a pilot of the LEAF sensor system at BJC Health Care, which uses a wearable device to measure turn frequency, turn angle, and tissue recovery time in an effort to prevent pressure ulcers.

Our Programs

  • Big Ideas

    Drives novel approaches to clinical problem-solving using informatics and care delivery innovations

  • Strategic Innovation

    Aligns BJC/WUSM clinical priorities and goals to direct clinical care innovations

  • Innovation Trainee

    Provides collaboration and development opportunities in the Lab for fellows, residents, and medical students

  • Epic Predictive Analytics

    Supports clinical decision-making using Epic's Cognitive Computing platform