Penn Medicine


The Center for Health Care Innovation (CHCI) facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing, and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better patient outcomes, value, and experience.


We focus our work in four areas:

  • Improving health and health care: Our fundamental objective is to improve the health, health care, and experience of patients, clinicians, and populations. We aim to see past health care’s conventional models and redesign care effectively, economically, equitably, and reproducibly. 
  • Increasing health equity: As we strive to create transformational change in health and health care, we are committed to reducing inequity for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed populations and combating forces that create inequities.
  • Enabling a culture of innovation at Penn Medicine: Every health care transformation depends on the people behind it. We aim to identify, engage, and retain exceptional clinical partners, support their development, eliminate their burdens, and celebrate their success. We are a center for - not of - innovation.
  • Driving innovation in the larger health care ecosystem: An innovation center's purpose is to support innovation within an organization. The purpose of a leading innovation center is to advance the field and enable other institutions to follow. We aim to create and disseminate new approaches and knowledge to facilitate the innovation of others.