The Center is composed of three distinct entities - the Acceleration Lab, Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, and Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health.  Learn more about the work led by these teams as well as opportunities for collaboration and homegrown platforms for innovation below.

The Center’s Acceleration Lab seeks to energize and empower individuals on the frontlines of care who have the passion and insight to transform care delivery and patient outcomes.  Through offerings like its Innovation and Medical Device accelerator programs, commitment to initiatives to improve employee health, and the creation and dissemination of homegrown platforms designed to accelerate progress, the Lab supports the Center's mission to be a center for (not of) innovation.

The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system.  The Unit's mission is to leverage behavioral insights to design and test approaches to steer medical decision-making toward higher value and improved patient outcomes.  

The Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health (CDH) seeks to advance science by researching the implications of the advancement of digital health technology for patient engagement and care delivery.  The Center serves as an incubator for evaluating and promoting digital health ideas and solutions for providers and patients at Penn Medicine.

In partnership with Penn Medicine’s Information Services (IS) Department, we have developed a broad range of platforms and applications that allow us to rapidly test and refine new interventions to improve patient outcomes and health care. 

The Center for Health Care Innovation enables innovation at Penn Medicine by providing a range of programs and services for faculty, staff, and students.  Whether it’s mentorship, funding, training or student support you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. 


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