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    •  Wharton School entrance on Locust Walk

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News All News

Warning Labels May Discourage Teens from Purchasing Sugary Drinks

CHIBE Forges Research Partnership with National University of Singapore

Source: Penn LDI eMagazine, August 2016

Penn LDI reports: "In a new international partnership, the University of Pennsylvania's LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and the National University…

Patients More Likely to Take Medications When Refills are Synced

Conditions Worse Than Death as Rated by the Seriously Ill

Source: The Economist, WHYY, WBUR, Fox News, Philly.com, Medscape, LDI Health Policy$ense, Live Science, August 1, 2016

Research from CHIBE's Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science…

Ordering Food in Advance Leads to Healthier Choices

Source: New York Times, Consumer Reports, Science Alert, New York Magazine, July 25, 2016

The New York Times profiled CHIBE's study, "Advance Ordering for Healthier Eating? Field Experiments…

Employee Exercise Increases with Competition and Financial Incentives

Source: Live Science, Penn Medicine News, July 15, 2016

A new CHIBE research study published in American Journal of Health Promotion found that comparing performance to average peers and offering…

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

 Mike Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Pieces Technologies, Inc. and Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Flora Or, MHS, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Co-hosted with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Julie Bynum, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and Geisel Medical School…

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Jose Francisco Figueroa, MD, MPH, Physician, Internal Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard University 

HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar

Sudeep Bhatia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania