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Apply to Penn’s Master of Health Care Innovation Program

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Passionate about health care? Penn’s online Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program forges a diverse network of innovative thinkers and leaders passionate about improving health care. Expert faculty lead a multidisciplinary curriculum that builds your skills for facing urgent needs and addressing long-term challenges. Learn online alongside physicians, nurses, executives, entrepreneurs, and researchers in a cohort-based program. Curious about how an MHCI might be the right experience to advance your work and career? Learn more. Early access application deadline for Fall ’23 enrollment is February 15.

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5 Examples of How Behavioral Economics Can Influence Clinician Behavior

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Behavioral economics is a useful tool that can be leveraged to help clinicians make decisions that are in the best interests of their patients. Peer feedback, opt-out messages, and defaults are a few of the ways in which health systems can make the right choice the easy one to make for clinicians. See five examples below of how behavioral economics principles were used to influence clinician behavior. This nudge quadrupled advance care planning conversations between clinicians and patients with cancer. In this 2023 JAMA Oncology paper, the study authors tested a machine learning-based clinical care delivery intervention in cancer care…

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Joint Research Practices Group Receives Honorable Mention for Penn’s Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Award

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The Joint Research Practices (JRP) working group, an effort led by members of CHIBE and PAIR, has received an honorable mention for Penn Medicine’s Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Award, which was doled out at the Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. JRP is a group working on developing and disseminating best practices and guidelines for the conduct of inclusive and anti-racist research that advances the science and practice of health equity. Its work is evidence-based, community-informed, and programmatically focused with the aim of building digital resources and codes of conduct detailing best practices…

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Dr. Amol Navathe Joins SCAN’s Board of Directors

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Congratulations to CHIBE Associate Director Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, who has been named to SCAN’s board of directors. The SCAN Group is a not-for-profit health care company, and SCAN Health Plan is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans. Dr. Navathe will help these groups reduce health disparities and improve health care. Also joining the board of directors alongside Dr. Navathe is Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP.“We are honored to welcome these two exceptional leaders to the SCAN Board of Directors,” said SCAN Board Chair Linda Rosenstock, MD, in a press release. “As SCAN continues to…

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Two Papers with CHIBE Authors Named in Applied Clinical Informatics’ Top 10 Papers in 2022

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Two papers with CHIBE-affiliated authors made the list of a journal’s top 10 most talked about papers in 2022. Congratulations to Roy Rosin, MBA; Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD; and Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI, who were involved in the papers recognized by the journal Applied Clinical Informatics. See the two papers and the authors below: Design, Implementation, and Validation of an Automated, Algorithmic COVID-19 Triage Tool By Elana A. Meer, Maguire Herriman, Doreen Lam, Andrew Parambath, Roy Rosin, Kevin G. Volpp, Krisda H. Chaiyachati, John D. McGreevey III This paper described the design, implementation, and validation of a COVID-19 triage…

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Dr. Kevin Volpp Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on ‘Food as Medicine’

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CHIBE Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s subcommittee on food and nutrition on December 12 to talk about the connection between chronic disease and nutrition and to call for continued federal support for nutrition research and “Food as Medicine” programs. Senator Cory Booker, chairman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing highlighting some of the consequences that unhealthy, processed diets lead to—for example, half of Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and half of all children today are estimated to be obese by the time they turn 35 years old. “The effects of…

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Dr. Katy Milkman Named One of Fortune Magazine’s 10 Innovators Shaping the Future of Health

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Katy Milkman, PhD, who was named one of Fortune Magazine‘s 10 innovators shaping the future of health. Dr. Milkman was recognized for her work as the co-founder of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative. Fortune lauded her work on exercise (partnering with organizations like 24 Hour Fitness), as well as on vaccination uptake. Find an example of a recent megastudy on vaccination uptake here: A Randomized Trial of Behavioral Nudges Delivered Through Text Messages to Increase Influenza Vaccination Among Patients With an Upcoming Primary Care Visit. Read more about Dr. Milkman’s recognition in Fortune.

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Dr. Shivan Mehta Is Promoted to Associate Professor

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, who has been promoted to Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is the Associate Chief Innovation Officer of Penn Medicine and leads a team of managers, designers, and engineers to develop, evaluate, and implement health care delivery innovations across Penn Medicine’s health system. He has led and evaluated 20 pragmatic trials of health care delivery that leverage behavioral science, care redesign, and information technology to improve population health outcomes in areas such as colorectal cancer screening, hypertension management, breast cancer screening, hepatitis C screening, and vaccine outreach….

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CHIBE Hosts 2022 Behavioral Science and Health Symposium

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Complicity, evidence adoption bottlenecks, and individual vs system-level interventions were just a few of the varied topics discussed at the 12th annual Behavioral Science and Health Symposium held this year at the Penn Museum and Inn at Penn on November 9-10, 2022. Each year, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) symposium brings together top researchers and clinicians from around the country and the globe to discuss their latest research, develop new collaborations, and exchange ideas. This year’s event featured two keynote presentations: Max H. Bazerman, PhD, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at…

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