Leaders in Catalyzing Care Delivery Through Research & Development.

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Our Mission.

In service of BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine, the Healthcare Innovation Lab catalyzes care delivery innovation through research and development. We define innovation as a new idea that, when implemented, creates value.

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Our Vision.

As leaders in care delivery innovation, we fundamentally change care delivery for our patients and communities based on user need and rigorous testing.

The Healthcare Innovation Lab is a collaboration between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine.

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Washington University School of Medicine campus building
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Our Values.

  • We champion change and foster a spirit of curiosity.
  • In the pursuit of understanding, we listen openly and ensure all voices are valued.
  • We create a positive environment where we collaborate, encourage, and support one another.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to our mission.

The Healthcare Innovation Lab was formed in June 2017 and is run by a group of clinicians, data scientists, program managers, and healthcare administrators that identify innovations in clinical care delivery and evaluate their usefulness in all services of care at BJC/WUSM.

Areas of Focus.

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Predictive
Analytics

Predictive Analytics is the use of data, both within and beyond the health system, to predict the course of a given health condition. Successful predictive analytic projects require high-quality data, advanced analytic approaches, and understanding how predictive information integrates into clinical workflows to drive better care.

Current Projects

  • Sepsis Prediction Tool
  • Oncology Deterioration Early Warning System
  • Post-Operative Prediction
  • Palliative Care Identification
  • Machine Learning for Post-Operative Care
  • Prediction of Pediatric Hypoxemia
  • Hypoglycemia Prediction Model
  • Mobile Health Technology to Predict Recovery from Lumbar Fusion

Digital
Care

Digital Care is the use of digital tools to assist with care in more traditional care delivery venues, such as clinics and hospitals. For example, digital tools can help monitor a patient’s mental health, connect patients to transportation or other social services, and prove efficiencies to clinical supply chains.

Current Projects

  • Promoting Workplace Well-Being
  • Digital Incentive Spirometry Technology
  • Novel Digital Health Technology to Expand Access to Cardiac Medications
  • Digital Health Solution to Improve Symptom Management in Advanced Cancer Care
  • Employing Healthcare Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes with Atrial Fibrillation

Remote Patient
Monitoring

Remote Patient Monitoring programs allow for more biometric monitoring of high-risk patients in their daily lives. Monitoring programs couple information from this monitoring with communication platforms to facilitate care team connections for improved care. These programs generate enormous amounts of data, so there needs to be an effective way to manage it.

Current Projects

  • Remote Patient Monitoring for Heart Failure
  • Remote Patient Monitoring for Primary Care
  • Understanding and Enhancing Sleep in the Inpatient Setting
  • Ambulatory COVID Home Monitoring
  • Device and System for Preventing Development of Pressure Ulcers