Successful Innovation
at an Academic Medical Center
1:10 - 1:40 PM | HALE CONFERENCE ROOM
1:40 - 2:10 PM | Collaboratory in Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

This is a Post Event Networking Session

The Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program aims to improve patient care by investing in innovative proposals from frontline clinicians, empowering our caregivers to be proactive agents of change.

About The Panel

Launched in 2013 and currently in its 6th cohort, the Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP), adapts a venture capital approach to clinical care redesign, tapping our 4000+ BWH expert clinicians and researchers for ideas to improve care and reduce costs. BCRISP aims to improve patient care by investing in innovative proposals from frontline clinicians, empowering our caregivers to be proactive agents of change.

Over 5 years, BCRISP innovations have delivered exceptional patient experiences, improved quality and clinical outcomes, and reduced costs by $1.8 million per year in total medical expenses.

Panelists will highlight Brigham Health’s collaborative approach to innovation, showcasing what successful innovation at an academic medical center looks like, with representation from BCRISP, the Brigham Innovation Hub, as well as from frontline innovators and start-up partners.

Chairs

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA
Associate Medical Director, Brigham Care Redesign Incubator Startup Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
@LaskowskiKR

Arjun Rangarajan, MBBS, MPH
Project Manager, Clinical Care Redesign and Population Health
Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Medical Management Team
@Hungarious_Jun 

Panelists

Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA
Associate Vice President
Persistent Systems (Herald Health)

Josie Elias, MBA, MPH
Program Manager, Digital Health Innovation
Brigham Digital Innovation Hub
@josieelias

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA
Associate Medical Director, Brigham Care Redesign Incubator Startup Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
@LaskowskiKR

Moderator

Gideon Gil
Managing Editor, Enterprise and Partnerships, STAT
@GideonGil

Biographies

Gideon Gil

Gideon Gil, a STAT managing editor, oversees STAT’s investigative journalism and special projects. He previously was the Boston Globe’s health and science editor for a decade and had a hand in three Pulitzer Prizes. A 2014-15 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, Gideon earned a biochemistry degree from Harvard College and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Favorite song: Thunder Road. Favorite animal mating dance: Birds of Paradise. Favorite pet: Moose.

Josie Elias, MBA, MPH

Josie Elias’ focus on technology design and usability arose from many years in small business and disaster response. As Program Manager for Digital Health Innovation, within the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, she has the pleasure of working with innovators across Brigham Health to build and implement digital innovations from research apps, to indoor positioning, and to startup collaborations.

Elias believes that technology should be a tool for clinicians to simplify their work, And not the work itself. She brings over 20+ years of experience in business development, product design and manufacturing, as well as disaster response at both small and large organizations. Josie received her MBA from Cornell University and MPH from George Washington University. In her spare time, she is COML/ITSL for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue system.

Arjun Rangarajan, MBBS, MPH

In his role at the BWPO, Arjun helps lead the Brigham Care Redesign Incubator Startup Program (BCRISP). Arjun’s work in care innovation includes coaching and serving as faculty for the Brigham’s Clinical Process Improvement Course, and representing BWH teams at both MIT Hacking Medicine’s Grand Hack and Microsoft sponsored design sprints facilitated through the BWH innovation Hub. Arjun also helps lead programmatic efforts in primary palliative care and care management, as well as housing related projects under BWH’s Medicaid ACO efforts. Arjun brings his training and background in public health, clinical medicine, and health policy to bear on clinical innovation, and is passionate about building sustainable, innovative public health informed care delivery systems.

Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA

Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA is a co-founder and CEO of Herald Health, a health IT startup offering a customizable alerting platform for front-line hospital providers.  Herald Health was recently acquired by Persistent Systems, where Brad now serves as an Associate Vice President of Growth and Solutions.  Herald is deployed at two leading academic centers in Boston and was the winner of the 2016 HHS ONC Provider User Experience Challenge.

Previously, Brad was an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed an MD/MBA degree between the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Harvard Business School.  His undergraduate training is in Electrical Engineering with a Masters in Computer Science.  Brad has been recognized as one of MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40 Health Care Innovators and has co-authored 14 peer-reviewed papers on topics ranging from predictive cancer models to software design.

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA

Dr. Karl Laskowski is Associate Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO) and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  At the BWPO, Dr. Laskowski is a member of the leadership team driving value improvement efforts across the 1600+ member, academic multi-specialty physician group. Specifically, he directs Brigham Health’s referral management program and leads system-wide efforts to catalyze, test and support innovative care redesign. He holds MD and MHS degrees from the Yale School of Medicine and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.