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News All News

NEJM Perspective Roundtable: Avoiding Low-Value Care

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, April 3, 2014

Scott Halpern joins Carrie Colla of Dartmouth and Bruce Landon of Harvard in a NEJM Perspective Roundtable moderated by Harvard's Atul Gawande…

Key Components to Successful Financial Incentives

Source: British Medical Journal, April 2, 2014

In a financial incentives feature in British Medical Journal, Kevin Volpp shares that the key components to successful financial incentive schemes are simplicity, saliency…

Kevin Volpp at AIA's "National Forum: Incentivising a Healthier Australia"

Sources: Radio National, The Conversation, Financial Standard, New Zealand Herald, March 6, 2014

Kevin Volpp visited Australia to give the keynote at an event hosted by AIA Australia…

Gamifying Workplace Wellness Programs

Source: NPR KERA News, March 5, 2014

Harald Schmidt spoke with NPR Dallas about cost savings for workplace wellness programs. Even though a number of studies show little cost savings for…

Benefits of Paying People to Get Healthy

Source: The Conversation UK, March 5, 2014

In response to the Australian government's recently expressed concern over the country's growing health budget, the Australian outlet TheConversation.com published a contributed article by…

What Works to Get People to Quit Smoking?

Source: WHYY RadioTimes, February 27, 2014

Kevin Volpp was a guest on WHYY RadioTime's "smoking trends, policies and prevention" radio spot along with Joseph Cappella from Annenberg School of Communication. The two…

Ongoing Research All Research

Process Versus Outcomes Incentives for Lipid Management

Principal Investigators: Peter Reese, Kevin Volpp

Financial incentives have been shown to be effective at improving patient health behaviors including medication adherence in a wide variety of contexts. The delivery of such incentives has been enhanced by the recent development of new wireless technologies that facilitate the measurement of daily medication adherence and the provision of incentives in an automated fashion. However, the relative effectiveness of incentives based on process (e.g. statin adherence) versus outcome (e.g. improvements in LDL cholesterol) is unknown.This is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of improving cholesterol levels among participants who are at high risk of CVD and who have elevated LDL cholesterol levels by testing process versus outcomes financial incentives. 

Funder: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Donor Registration Trial

Principal Investigator: Peter Reese

This Roybal pilot is a randomized, controlled trial to compare the effects of four interventions on the rate of organ donor registration by members of the general public who visit the DMV website for business unrelated to organ donor registration.

Funded by: Roybal P30 Pilot

A Pilot Intervention of an MI-Informed SMS Intervention For Poorly Controlled Type II Diabetes

Principal Investigators: Judith Long, Ilona Lorincz

This project will develop and pilot a three month randomized control trial (RCT) of a Motivational Interviewing (MI)‐informed SMS intervention tailored to patient level of activation in a population of patients with poorly controlled type II diabetes. The pilot will inform the development of a larger RCT, powered to detect a change in glycemic control.

Funded By: Roybal P30 Pilot

Using Patient Feedback to Explore and Improve the Ways we Communicate Information Regarding Diabetes Control to Patients

Principal Investigator: Anjali Gopalan

To evaluate the efficacy of new formats for the communication of HgbA1C and diabetic control to patients with regard to patient knowledge and motivation to improve diabetic control.

Funded by: Roybal Pilot

Events All Events

CHIBE Work-In-Progress Seminar

Tanja Kral, UPenn School of Nursing