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News All News

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…

Volpp, Asch and Halpern Lead New 'NEJM Catalyst' Advisory Committee

 Source: LDI News, May 11, 2016

NEJM Catalyst has appointed national "Lead Advisors" and a committee of "Thought Leaders" in three areas of healthcare delivery. Kevin Volpp was chosen as the…

Changing EHR Default Options Increases Generic Prescribing

Source: Medical Express, May 9, 2016 

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by Mitesh Patel, found that a change to prescription default options in electronic medical records immediately…

Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance

Source: JAMA Pediatrics, May 9, 2016 

A JAMA viewpoint article authored by Alison Buttenheim and David Asch identifies several interventions that use behavioral economics to increase vaccine acceptance. These interventions recognize…

High Out-of Pocket Costs Limits Access to Lifesaving Specialty Drugs

Source: Penn Medicine News, March 30, 2016

Two new studies led by Jalpa Doshi have found evidence that cost-sharing arrangements are associated with significant reductions in access to specialty drugs. Both papers…

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

Events All Events

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Joachim Marti, PhD, Lecturer, Health Economics, University of LeedsTopic: TBD

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Laura A. Petersen, MD, MPH, FACP, Center Director, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety; Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center;…