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Analyzing conversations on social networking sites can help us to identify trends, make predictions and lend insight into how to better employ social channels in the future.
We are fascinated by the power of crowds and interested in how soliciting information and ideas from a diverse pool of individuals can lead to improved health and health care for patients and populations.
We are studying how new technologies can be leveraged to improve long-term health outcomes across populations.
There is no doubt that social networks are fundamentally changing the field of health care. We are researching how patients, providers and health systems use social media to determine industry and societal impacts and define best practices.
Visual images can be powerful tools for conveying information. We are researching how such images can influence health education and improvement among populations.
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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.