Top 25 Innovators - 2019
Dr. Richard Milani
Chief clinical transformation officer, Ochsner Health System
Milani spearheads innovationOchsner, an innovation lab and accelerator, which, among other things has created new ways to care for patients with chronic disease. Patients can send real-time blood pressure and glucose data, for instance, from their smartphones directly to their electronic health record, giving clinicians an accurate picture of the patient’s health status. Milani also launched the O Bar. Modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar, the initiative helps patients assess various apps and products for their condition. Patients have benefited from these initiatives—71% of hypertension patients were able to get their blood pressure under control within 90 days, compared with 31% in usual care.