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We conduct multidisciplinary research at the intersection of social media, mobile technology, and health.  Learn more about our work.

Stay up to date with the latest news and research on health care and social and mobile media on our blog.

Read peer-reviewed articles and other publications written by our research team.

Learn more about a featured project underway at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

Latest Blog Posts

BIG data will save the world. How often have we heard that over the past couple of years? We’re pretty sure both of us have said something similar dozens of times in the past few months. If you’re... Continue reading
The Obama administration took vendors of electronic health records to task for making it costly and cumbersome to share patient information and frustrating a $30 billion push to use digital records... Continue reading
TALKING TO DOCTORS via video chat is the future. Talking to doctors via text message is the even better future we should hope for after that.  A new partnership between insurance provider... Continue reading

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Leonard Davis Institute of Health EconomicsPenn DesignPenn EngineeringCenter for Public Health InitiativesWhartonAnnenberg Center

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

We are passionate about pursuing impactful research and eager to explore opportunities that will enable a culture of social media and health innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine, and beyond.  Have an idea for a project?  Interested in collaboration?  Click here to learn more about how to contact us.