Nudges in Health Care Symposium


2019 Symposium

The second annual Nudges in Health Care Symposium will take place at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia on September 16-17, 2019. The goals of this year’s Symposium are to:          

  • Assemble health systems that are interested in implementing nudges or forming nudge units
  • Share insights on lessons learned from implementing nudges in health care          
  • Network and build collaborations across health systems 

Attendance is limited to health systems and each group is required to bring at least one member from their executive leadership (e.g. Chief Medical Officer, Chief Information Officer, or equivalent). Each health system can bring up to three members. The registration fee is $550 per person and will be used to help defray the costs of the Symposium. 

2019 Agenda

Registered attendees can access a detailed agenda here.

About the 2018 Symposium

To disseminate lessons learned and better understand ways to address common barriers, we hosted the inaugural Nudge Units in Health Care Symposium in September 2018. Executives and researchers from 22 health systems across the United States and Canada attended the event.  The symposium began with a series of talks including an address from Mitesh Patel, Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, a question-and-answer session with Penn Medicine executive leadership, and a keynote by Cass Sunstein, co-author of the book Nudge. Attendees then engaged in a series of design sessions focused on implementing nudges in health care. To learn more about the program and the insights gathered, check out our NEJM Catalyst report.  You can also view video from last year below.



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