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Digital Research Forum: BCRISP

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Where: Zinner Breakout Room, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center
When: Tuesday, November 14th, 12 - 1 p.m.

Join the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub as we welcome BCRISP to our last Digital Research Forum for the year of 2017.

Launched in 2013, BCRISP aims to improve the care we provide to our patients. BCRISP invests in innovative proposals from front-line clinicians, rapidly tests pilots, scales successful projects, and creates programs that deliver clinical and financial value. To date, BCRISP has received over 165 proposals, representing 100% of the clinical departments within Brigham Health, engaged 700 Brigham Health clinicians, and has implemented 25 different pilots. Learn more about BCRISP here.

During this forum, you will learn more about BCRISP and will hear first-hand from innovators who have gone through the program and are at various stages in their projects.

Meet the Presenters 

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Joshua Lakin, MD
Palliative Care Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Josh serves as the clinical lead for the Serious Illness Care Program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in primary care and general inpatient medicine settings. His recent research focuses on the implementation of the program in primary care. He plays a key role in the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs to develop and evaluate a standardized approach for promoting clinicians to conduct discussions about end-of-life values and goals with seriously ill patients and their families.


Liqin Wang
Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Liqin Wang is a post-doc research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has research interests in knowledge extraction from large clinical and biomedical literature datasets, predictive modeling using machine learning, and clinical decision supports. She works closely with physicians and pharmacists towards improving patient outcomes in the area of chronic diseases, palliative care, and drug safety. Before joining BWH, she earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. 


Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA
Co-Founder, Herald Health

Brad Diephuis is a co-founder of Herald Health, a health IT startup creating a customizable clinical notification platform for clinicians.  Herald completed a pilot implementation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is now operational at both BWH and Boston Children's Hospital.  Prior to Herald, Brad was a resident trainee within BWH Internal Medicine and completed an MD/MBA degree between Harvard Business School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). His undergraduate training is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and he has held an eclectic set of prior positions including stints as a cancer researcher, a Wall Street quantitative trader and a product manager.


Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA
Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization (BWPO)
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA is Associate Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO) and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In his leadership role at the Physicians Organization, Dr. Laskowski focuses on engaging clinicians in innovation, care redesign, and value improvement. Among other efforts, he created and continues to lead a grassroots incubator to support and evaluate local care redesign efforts (BCRISP), co-directs the BWPO process improvement training course, and leads efforts engaging in novel bundled contracting arrangements. 

Dr. Laskowski is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he continues to have an active clinical practice.