M. Kit Delgado Appointed Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit
M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, recently took the helm of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit as its newest director. He brings a wealth of experience the role with a history of leading successful, high-impact behavioral science interventions.
Kit's research leverages behavioral science, data science, and insights gleaned from practicing emergency medicine in an urban trauma center to guide patients and clinicians toward decisions that enhance personal safety and improve the quality of acute care. His portfolio includes work to curb the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, reduce trauma and firearm injuries, and decrease distracted and alcohol-impaired driving.
The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit invites you to join in virtually on Oct. 14 for a thought-provoking event exploring how to scale projects successfully. The webinar will feature a keynote by economics professor John List, author of The Why Axis and The Voltage of Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale. After, Dr. List and experts in health care–focused behavior and implementation science will share insights in a panel discussion.
Heart Safe Motherhood to expand with health equity-directed federal funding
Heart Safe Motherhood, a text messaging-based program for postpartum hypertension monitoring in use across Penn Medicine facilities, was named an awardee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge. The national competition aims to identify and support programs that address postpartum health conditions – which take a disproportionate toll on women of color – in Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native women enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Pre-visit digital engagement strategy transforms teledermatology
Penn Preview is a pre-visit automated digital engagement program to better facilitate the rise of photo submissions that has accompanied the recent jump in telehealth use. The program improved patient compliance and engagement, photo quality, and teledermatology encounters, finds a new study.
CHCI members in the Center for Digital Health, Acceleration Lab, and Way to Health teams collaborated on the project and coauthored the paper.