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American Medical Association: What’s needed to make nudges work in health care

Sometimes, relatively small changes to the design of the clinical environment or how information is framed are all that’s needed to make big improvements to patient outcomes and transform care delivery. An article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics® (@JournalofEthics) describes how to design and implement nudges using a systematic approach. The article—written by Joseph D. Harrison, a clinical psychology doctoral student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Mitesh Patel, MD, director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, one of the world’s first behavioral design teams embedded within a health system—also lays out how to do it safely and effectively. “Designing nudges for successful implementation requires careful attention to—and engagement with—relevant stakeholders, including personnel responsible for information systems, frontline clinicians and health system leadership,” the authors wrote.   Read more at American Medical Association.

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