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Department of Quality and Safety asked Bharti Khurana, MD, founding director of the Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, to talk about her groundbreaking project that works to more quickly and easily identify victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) based on imaging results.

Did you know? Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men report experiencing some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their lives.1 Launched by the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization in 2013, the Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP), works to improve the care we provide to our patients across the Brigham with the goal of solving leading healthcare challenges, such as IPV. BCRISP invests in proposals led by front-line clinicians, facilitates testing of promising ideas, scales successful projects and creates programs that deliver clinical, operational and financial value. The program has engaged every clinical department across our hospital and has sponsored 74 pilots over the past seven years.


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