Medicine faculty and trainees receive 2016 Innovation Awards

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Duke Institute for Health Innovation has announced the recipients of its 2016 Innovation Awards, and among them are many Medicine faculty and trainees (listed in bold below).

The innovation award projects will help Duke Health lead in the areas of population health and analytics, novel patient interactions, new and team-based models of care, and to optimize patient flow. This is the third year that the institute has funded projects through a call for innovation applications across Duke University.

More than 60 applications from across the university and health system competed for support, and 12 projects were funded. The innovation projects that won will receive funding support from DIHI in addition to project management support, access to data, analytics and visualization, and statistical support.  

Projects funded this year and the principal investigators are listed below:

Population Health and Analytics

Building a Virtual Medical Neighborhood for Chronic Kidney Disease in Duke Primary Care (Blake Cameron, MD, and Kevin Shah, MD, MBA)

Implementation of a Duke-specific Early Warning System (Cara O’Brien, MD, Armando Bedoya, MD, Meredith Clement, MD)

Implementation of a novel PSA screening algorithm (Tom Polascik, MD, Raj Gupta, MD, John Anderson, MD, and Kevin Shah, MD, MBA)

Comprehensive Cardiac Device Safety System (Emily Zeitler, MD, Jason Koontz, MD, Ruth Ann Greenfield, MD, and Kathy Brink RN, BSN)

Novel Patient Interactions

The GI Virtual Concierge: A Mobile Platform for Family Engagement (Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH and Kelly Osborne, GCRN, BSN)

Project CALM: Personalized Music for Delirium Prevention (Heidi White, MD, MHS, Med, Neema Sharda, MD, Shelley McDonald, DO, PhD, Loretta Matters, MSN, RN, and Judy Prewitt)

Mobile Complex Care Plans for Children with Medical Complexity (David Ming, MD, Heather McLean, MD, Lisa Parnell, MD, MPH, Stephanie Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, and Valerie Jarrett, BS)

Using Endocrine Dashboard and Duke PillBox to improve medication adherence to tackle uncontrolled hypertension & glucose control in patients with diabetes (Susan E. Spratt, MD, and Bradi B Granger, MSN PHD)

New and Team-Based Models of Care

A Three-Pronged Approach to Reducing HIV Transmission through Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (Meredith Clement, MD, Mehri McKeller, MD, N. Lance Okeke, MD, Kara McGee, and Jessica Seidelman, MD)

Piloting a New Intensive Primary Care (IPC) Model (Lynn Bowlby, MD, Alex Cho, MD, MBA, Heather Hoecker, PA, and Marigny Manson, RN, BSN )

Cancer Distress Coach RCT (Sophia Smith, PhD, Jon O’Donnell, MD, Bridget Koontz, MD, Nicole Nelson, MPH , Kiera Malloy, Jianhong Chang, PhD, Julia Hoffman, PhD, and Eric Kuhn, PhD)

Optimizing Patient Flow

Use of Tele-Medicine in the Emergency Department: A novel approach to help temporarily address unanticipated ED Surge (Jessica Melton)