Our Process

Project Process

The Innovation Lab utilizes a proven scientific approach to discover, define, develop, and deliver a small-scale solution that will create high impact to BJC HealthCare and WUSM. Through rigorous research and development, the Lab is able to quickly test the viability of a new idea. Then, once a solution is proven valuable, it is recommended for implementation and scaled system-wide by our operational partners.


The Double Diamond

Our approach is represented by the double diamond, which incorporates agile, human-centered design methodologies that alternate between divergent and convergent action.

Our Focus Areas

While the Lab's portfolio encompasses a broad range of work that aims to add value to healthcare delivery, our organizational expertise is focused in the areas of Predictive Analytics and Remote Patient Monitoring.

Predictive Analytics

Remote Patient Monitoring

Our Programs

  • Big Ideas
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Innovation Trainee
  • Epic Predictive Analytics
  • The Big Ideas program supports novel and innovative projects that are clinically relevant, technically feasible, and operationally sustainable. Annually, the program provides an opportunity for clinical, operational, and research teams to collaborate and develop innovation informatics and healthcare delivery.

  • The Strategic Innovation program drives clinical and operational value with a focus on predictive analytics, digital point-of-care tools, and remote patient monitoring.

    This program directly supports BJC/WUSM's strategic priorities: customer-centricity, demonstrated quality, scale and scope, and community health improvement.

  • The Innovation Trainee program is an integral foundation for innovation and BJC/WUSM as fellows, residents, and students are given the opportunity to work with the Lab.

    The Lab sources Innovation Trainee projects through various collaborations with BJC/WUSM, which allows us to take full advantage of the myriad of activities, talent, and strategies within this integrated academic health system.

  • The Epic Predictive Analytics program harnesses the power of machine learning and predictive analytics to create statistical models to calculate the probability of future events. These models assist clinical care teams to more efficiently and effectively identify patients at higher risk for negative outcomes.