Ebony Boulware, Schuyler Jones Earn 2020 DIHI Innovation Awards

May 8, 2020

Dr. Ebony Boulware, director of the Duke CTSI, and Dr. Schuyler Jones, co-director of the Recruitment Innovation Center, are among principal investigators who received this year's Innovation Awards from the Duke Institute of Health Innovation (DIHI).

DIHI supports high-potential innovation projects in the areas of novel strategies to improve value of care delivery, enhancing provider and staff experience and well-being, enhancing patient engagement and experience, and accelerating population health solutions and strategies. This is the seventh year that DIHI has funded projects through a request for applications across Duke Health. 

Eleven projects were selected by a panel of Duke Health leaders from more than 65 applications. Dr. Boulware and her team won for their project, "Using Xealth to Manage Population Health and Engage Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease." Dr. Jones and his team were awarded for the project "Machine Learning for Early Identification and Management of Pulmonary Embolism."

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. 

See a full list of the 2020 DIHI Innovation Awards Projects and Principal Investigators:

  • 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