Department of Medicine faculty receive 2020 DIHI Innovation Awards

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) has announced the recipients of the 2020 Innovation Awards, which support high-potential innovation projects in the areas of population health and analytics, novel patient interactions, new and team-based models of care, and optimization of patient flow. This is the seventh year the institute has funded projects through a call for innovation applications across Duke Health.

In a continued commitment to driving innovation in health and healthcare, 11 projects were selected by a panel of Duke Health leaders from more than 65 high-quality applications. In addition to providing funding to advance the selected projects, DIHI will work with various Duke Health and Duke University partners to provide access to data, analytics, statistical analysis, machine learning and AI resources, while driving project and implementation management. ​

Eight of the 11 funded project teams include faculty from the Department of Medicine.

“In the rapidly changing health care environment we need to leverage the talent and creative thinking at Duke to deliver care and improve health in new and innovative ways now more than ever,” said William Fulkerson, MD, executive vice president of the Duke University Health System and executive director of DIHI. “The exceptional quality of applications this year speaks to the collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to health care improvement championed by our providers, staff and trainees at Duke Health." 

2020 DIHI Innovation Projects and Principal Investigators

Members from the Department of Medicine are highlighted below

Machine Learning for Early Identification and Management of Pulmonary Embolism
Schuyler Jones, MD; Hope Weissler, MD; Alexander Sullivan, MD; Talal Dahhan, MD; Kishan Parikh, MD; Terry Fortin, MD; Alexander Limkakeng, MD; Samuel Francis, MD; Jason Katz, MD; Timothy Amrhein, MD; William Ratliff, MBA; William Knechtle, MHA, MBS; Michael Gao; Armando Bedoya, MD, MMCI; and Manesh Patel, MD

Dermatology Clinical Decision Support in Primary Care
Meenal Kheterpal, MD; Ricardo Henao, PhD; Kevin Shah, MD; Meng Xia; Samantha Wong; Christine Park; and Arsh Patel

A Population Health Strategy for NAFLD using an E-Consult Platform and NLP
Yuval Patel, MD; Andrew Muir, MD; Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA; Blake Cameron, MD; Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA; Chad Mather, MD, MBA; and Mustafa Bashir, MD

Using Xealth to Manage Population Health and Engage Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Blake Cameron, MD, MBI; Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH; Matt Roman, MHA, MMCI; Anisha Chandiramani, MD; David Claxton, MMCi; Patti Ephraim, MPH; Kevin Shah, MD, MBA; Tara Kinard, RN, MS, MBA; and Dev Sangvai, MD, MBA

Transforming Epilepsy Surgery with Augmented Reality
Muhammad Zafar, MD; Abhi Kapuria, MD; and Matthew Vestal, MD, MBA

A Unified Framework for Predicting Bacteremia and Interpreting Blood Culture Results
Christopher R. Polage, MD, MAS; Deverick Anderson, MD; Cara O’Brien, MD; Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi; Brian Griffith, MD; Jill Engle, DNP; Daniel Gilstrap, MD; Justin Silverman, PhD; Mark Sendak, MD, MPP; Sarah Lewis, MD, MPH; Becky Smith, MD; Jennifer Saullo, MD, PharmD; and Rebekah Moehring, MD, MPH

A predictive model for assisted triage of traumatic brain injury
Timothy Dunn, PhD; Mike Haglund, MD, PhD; Anthony Fuller, MD; Brian Burrows, MD; Steven Cook, MD; and David Carlson, PhD

A Virtual Operating Room Hub to facilitate peri-operative communication
Robert Qi, MD; Ro Tejwani, MD, MS; and Wendy Webster, MBA

Development of a Maternal Early Warning System Using Machine Learning
Courtney Mitchell, MD, PhD; Brenna Hughes, MD; Ashraf Habib, MBBCh, MSc; Terrence Allen, MBBS; Mark Sendak, MD, MPP; Cara O’Brien, MD; William Ratliff, MBA; and William Knechtle, MBA, MPH

Development and Implementation of a Hospital at Home Program in Wake County
Vidhya Aroumougame, MD, MBA; David Zaas, MD, MBA; Adia Ross, MD, MHA; and Mike Spiritos, MD

Using a Mortality Risk Predictor Model for Advance Care Planning via a Transitions of Care Toolkit
Amanda Bisset, MD; J. Trig Brown, MD, MPH; and Aparna Kamath, MD, MS