BJC commits $20 million to innovation lab

BJC HealthCare and the Washington University School of Medicine are teaming up to launch a new lab aimed at finding innovative ways to to deliver care and improve patients’ health.

BJC has committed to providing $20 million over the next 10 years to support the Health Systems Innovation Lab.

The lab will bring together doctors, patients, researchers, public health experts and private industry to address problems that keep patients from receiving the best care. Issues the lab will look at include finding the best ways to use technology in health care and determining how to streamline care to make it more efficient.

BJC and Washington University have hired Dr. Thomas Maddox to lead the lab. Maddox previously served as national director for the Veterans Affairs Health System’s cardiac quality program, which oversees quality, safety and value for the 79 cardiac catheterization laboratories in the VA health-care system.

The Innovation Lab will be governed by a 14-member board chaired by Dr. David Perlmutter, dean of the Washington University School of Medicine, and Steve Lipstein, CEO of BJC.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal


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