MedPage Today: Triple Attack on Drug Nonadherence Still Fails in Post-AMI Setting

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MedPage Today discusses the results of a study done by Kevin Volpp, Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Dr. Shivan Mehta, Dr. David Asch, Dr. Andrea Troxel, among many others affiliated with the center. The study was done to determine if there were any statistical differences in hospitalizations based on an intervention combining wireless pill bottles, lottery-based incentives, and social support among acute myocardial infarction (MI) survivors. Unfortunately, this study showed that a system of medication reminders using financial incentives and social support did not improve medication adherence. Read the original JAMA article here. Read more…

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Fast Company: Want to employ behavioral science for good? Here’s a helpful collection of ideas

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Fast Company takes a look at B-Hub, a collaborative online platform built by CHIBE, ideas42 and Innovations for Poverty Action to provide policy-relevant behavioral insights in an easy to digest format. The article says that “Crucially, the database doesn’t just link to what’s been previously published elsewhere—everything has been painstakingly reformatted to shares costs, challenges, impact, and results, and real-life examples of what the each “nudge” actually looked like.”

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Hardwiring Patient Engagement to Deliver Better Health

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Providers often throw up their hands in frustration when they see the same patients repeatedly readmitted to the hospital for behaviors such as failing to take their medications at home or eating a high salt diet when they have heart failure. Many acute exacerbations of chronic disease are from patients having trouble following through with provider recommendations — whether to eat healthy foods, watch fluid balance, take medications, lose weight, quit smoking, or avoid alcohol or other drugs. Generally, the standard approaches clinicians take to address these issues, such as cajoling or providing information in a brief face-to-face encounter, don’t…

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M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS

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News December 22, 2016 Kit Delgado Discusses Smartphone Breathalyzers with the Philadelphia Inquirer Show More Publications No CHIBE publications yet. Projects Capturing symptom progression and the physical and cognitive activities...
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Pamela Shaw, Ph.D.

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Publications November 8, 2016 Randomised controlled trial of alternative messages to increase enrolment in a healthy food programme among individuals with diabetes September 19, 2016 The Design and Conduct of...
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