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Newswise: CHIBE Combats the Opioid Crisis, One ‘Nudge’ at a Time

“One such program is the REDUCE study, led by Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Health Policy and Medicine and associate director of CHIBE, and Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS, an assistant professor of Medicine and Health Care Management and director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit. Backed by a $600,000 grant from the Donaghue Foundation, Navathe and Patel are collaborating with the Sutter Health System in northern California to assess whether shifting the default options of electronic health records (EHRs) can effectively decrease the number of opioid pills physicians prescribe, and whether sending monthly reports comparing prescribing patterns among physicians can “nudge” them towards lower rates of prescribing.” Read more at Newswise