Dr. Jaramillo Wins High-Value Innovation Challenge

December 18, 2019

Dr. Josh Jaramillo, a resident in the Division of General Surgery, has won the first annual Stanford High-Value Innovation Challenge for his proposal: "Reduction of unnecessary SICU admissions for rib fracture patients." Jaramillo has been awarded $500 and will have the opportunity to work on his project with hospital leadership and department faculty.

The challenge was created in summer 2019 to generate novel ideas and meaningful approaches to promote high-value care and reduce unnecessary costs. According to a release from Stanford’s Cost Savings Reinvestment Program: "Given the current economic environment as well as evidence that high-level care can be provided at a lower cost, it is imperative to identify and eliminate waste in medical care while maintaining or improving quality."