Medicine faculty receive 2021 DIHI Innovation Awards

Friday, March 26, 2021

Duke Health leaders have selected 10 high-potential innovation projects to be implemented as part of the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI)’s annual call for project ideas in the areas of novel strategies to improve value of care delivery, advance health equity, amplify digital solutions for care and monitoring, strengthen provider and staff experience and well-being and enhance patient engagement and experience.

Of the 10 projects selected, 7 are being led or include faculty and trainees from the Department of Medicine.

This is the eighth year that DIHI has funded projects through a call for innovation applications across Duke Health. In addition to providing funding for these 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.

2021 DIHI Innovation Projects: Principal Investigators and team members

Names in bold denote members from the Department of Medicine

Identifying Inequities in Access to Organ Transplantation
McElroy, Lisa, MD, MS, Dept. of Surgery, Duke Transplant Center
Wilder, Julius, MD, PhD, Asst. Professor of Medicine
Sanoff, Scott, MD, Asst. Professor of Medicine
Sudan, Deb, MD, Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Knechtle, Stuart, MD, Professor of Surgery, Executive Director, Duke Transplant Center

A Geriatric-Specific Mortality Risk Statification Tool for Older Surgical Adults
Kazaure ,Hadiza, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology
Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Sandhya, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery
McDonald, Shelley, DO, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Blitz, Jeanna, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director, Duke PASS Clinic

Problem List Aggregator and Clean Up Tool
McPeek Hinz, Eugenia,MD, MS, Associate Chief Health Information Officer, DUHS
Nadler, Lisa, MD, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Allard, Paula, Director, Revenue Operations and Professional Coding, PRMO
Wahidi, Momen, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Patient Revenue Management Organization
Shannon, Colleen, JD, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, DUHS 

Building a Predictive Model for Survival after Lung Transplantation
Laurie Snyder, MD, MHS, Associate Medical Director of the Duke Lung Transplant Program
Bottiger, Brandi, Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology
Hartwig, Matthew, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery
Klapper, Jacob, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery
John M. Reynolds, Medical Director of the Duke Lung Transplant Program

Improving equity and value of peripheral artery disease care at a population level
Weissler, Elizabeth Hope, MD , House Staff, Vascular Surgery
Jones, Schuyler William, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Cardiology, Duke Heart Center
Southerland, Kevin, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine
Patel, Manesh, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director Heart Center
Henao, Ricardo, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rusincovitch, Shelley, Associate Director of Informatics at Duke Forge
Sangvai, Devdutta, MD, MBA, Vice President for Population Health Management, DUHS
Yeatts, John, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Management Office
Costello, Daniel, MPA, Chief Operating Officer, Population Health Management Office 
Schilder, Mary, RN, Senior Director, Analytics Customer Solutions, Population Health Management Office
Chatterjee Montgomery, Ranee, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine

Predicting hospital admissions and emergency room visits from immune related adverse events
Afreen Shariff, MD
, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Multi-Disciplinary Care for Immune Related Toxicities, Duke Cancer Institute (DCI)
Choe, Jennifer Hsing, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
Zafar, Yousuf, MD, MHS, Chief Quality and innovation Officer, Duke Cancer Institute
Ferreira, Michelle, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Medicine
Reeve, Bryce B., PhD, Prof. Dept. of Population Health Sciences
Antonia, Scott Joseph, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, DCI

Caremap: A Digital Personal Health Record to Coordinate Care for Children with Complex Health Needs
Ming, David, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Shah, Nirmish, MD, Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Chung, Richard, MD, Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
King, Heather, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Milazzo, Angelo, MD, Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Vice Chair of Practice and Clinical Affairs

View a full list of 2021 DIHI Innovation Grant Projects.