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Financial Value of Wearable Devices

Source: Money Magazine, June 22, 2016

Money Magazine’s Get Healthy, Get Wealthy issue features Kevin Volpp's research on the role wearable fitness devices play in motivating people to start or improve an…

“Traffic-light” and Numeric Calorie Labels Cut Calorie Consumption

Volpp and Asch Receive AcademyHealth Article of the Year Award for "Effect of Financial Incentives on Lipid Levels"

Source: AcademyHealth, June 14, 2016

AcademyHealth Announced their 2016 Annual Research Meeting Award Recipients. Kevin Volpp and David Asch received the Article-of-the-Year Award for "Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients,…

Nudging Physicians Toward Value: Incentives in the Era of MACRA-Economics

Source: Commonwealth Fund, June 2, 2016

On June 2, 2016, The Commonwealth Fund, Healthcare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, and The University of Pennsylvania hosted an event…

Making End-of-life Care More Scientific

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 22, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured an article on the FIELDS program, highlighting their current studies and recent publications. FIELDS is " the country's only program devoted to…

CHIBE Partners with ideas42 for "Behavioral Insights for Health Innovation" Initiative

Sources: ideas42, Yahoo.com, May 17, 2016

The "Behavioral Insights for Health Innovation" (BIHI) initiative between CHIBE and nonprofit behavioral science lab ideas42 will give practitioners and policymakers tools to…

Ongoing Research All Research

Behavioral Economics in Provider Incentive Design

Principal Investigator: Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

Payers and provider groups are in need of novel approaches to structure provider incentives—both financial and non-financial—to better promote the delivery of quality, cost-effective care. In this project, we will study how behavioral economic principles can improve the effectiveness of physician incentives to deliver higher quality and lower cost care. We will test the application of specific behavioral economic principles including loss aversion; physician versus non-physician incentives; and variation in physician-organization relationships in incentive design and implementation.

Funder: The Commonwealth Foundation

RCT of Automated Hovering for Congestive Heart Failure

Principal Investigators: David Asch, MD, MBA; Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

The objective of this study is to conduct a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial testing a new approach to chronic disease management combining wireless monitoring devices and behavioral economic engagement incentives to reduce rehospitalization rates among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) recently hospitalized at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).

Funder: NHLBI/NIH

Smarter Big Data for a Healthy Pennsylvania: Changing the Paradigm of Healthcare

Principal Investigators: Polsky / Volpp

The goal of this project is to improve the health of Pennsylvanians at an individual, community, and population level by changing the paradigm of medical care and health care delivery to predicting and preventing onset, exacerbation, and advancement of disease rather than principally reacting to clinical events with expensive treatments. Using medical record data with linkages to administrative claims, wearable monitor data, and social media data, we will develop algorithms to better predict clinical events in the hospital, at home, and in the community. The proposed project will expand an established and highly successful minority health services research training program to provide opportunities for training in big-data research to support the career development of under-represented minorities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Funded by: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Transforming Provider Payments

Principal Investigators: Emmanuel / Volpp

 

The goal of this partnership is to provide guidance and to conduct research for the roll-out of a new HMSA provider payment initiative that will fundamentally change the way primary care providers are paid in Hawaii.

 

Funded by: Hawaii Medical Services Association

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