How text-based nudges can boost flu vaccination rates
Many Americans fail to get life-saving vaccines each year. A multidisciplinary team including staff from the Nudge Unit conducted a megastudy to explore the effect of text-based nudges on flu vaccination rates. The top-performing intervention reminded patients twice to get their flu shot at an upcoming doctor's appointment and indicated that it was reserved for them. Insights from this study, published in PNAS, could be leveraged in future campaigns to encourage vaccine adoption, including against COVID-19.
In a three-part docuseries, Medscape profiles Cancer Care @ Home (CC@H), an alum of our Innovation Accelerator Program. CC@H brings cancer treatments, including injection and IV drug administration, into patients' homes. The program increases clinic capacity while maintaining timely and effective care. CC@H patients report dramatically increased satisfaction, enhanced convenience and comfort, and a better overall health care experience.
New emergency department program enables patients to recover at home
In Penn Medicine News Blog, staff from the Acceleration Lab discuss the feasibility of an intervention that offers emergency department clinicians a practical alternative pathway for patients initially designated for admission or observation.
Businesses have been offering incentives for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but it doesn't seem to be driving vaccination uptake.
In an interview with AAMC, David Asch shared his thoughts on whether financial incentives work, how minor messaging tweaks can make a big difference, and some surprising factors that often drive our health behaviors.
We partnered with community leaders to launch highly effective COVID-19 vaccine clinics to rapidly increase the pace of vaccinations in communities of color in Philadelphia. Learn about the novel no/low-tech strategy we employed to ensure equitable care delivery in NEJM Catalyst.