Leaders in Catalyzing
Care Delivery Through
Research & Development

The Healthcare Innovation Lab supports innovation through agile and human-centered design of new and novel approaches in healthcare delivery.

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Who We Are

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

Featured Projects

  • Sleep Preservation for the Inpatient Setting

    With a goal to improve the patient experience and in-hospital sleep, the Lab is working to further understand the perceived patient experience of sleeping 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 involving patient communication, symptom management, and patient education tools.

  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention

    The Lab is working to structure a pilot of a sensor system at BJC HealthCare, 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