Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

Our Work

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation spans the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine and aims to advance their missions through the disciplined creation, evaluation, and implementation of change.  In the end, our goal is to improve the health and health care of patients and populations by supporting the identification of problems and the developing and testing of solutions.  We do so by supporting people who have ideas, and supporting the testing of those ideas on their way toward potential implementation.

Selected Work:

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum,
Over 600 attendeescirculated throughout the afternoon.

Oncology Design Sprint,
Using a "Design Thinking" approach to improving in-patient Oncology bed flow

MyPennMedicine Meaningful Use Stage 2: Design Sprint, For one provider, patient messaging increased up to 20% in just 8 weeks!

New Patient Load Balancing, Load balancing between two practices decreased time to appointment from much as 4 weeks to several days.

Enhancing Care Team Communication,Nurses and physicians reported saving an average of 60-90 minutes a day using a shared communication platform.

Experimenting with Patient Feedback,
Simply introducing a method for patient feedback created a noticeable difference in staff behavior by the patients