David Asch is Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. He is Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. He practices internal medicine at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he created and from 2001 to 2012 directed the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. From 1998 to 2012 he was Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research is in the area of behavioral economics and health and aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and he has received many awards for teaching, mentorship, and research.
Article by David Asch & Roy Rosin
It’s important to engineer social engagements that promote health, but we must also test their acceptability and effectiveness.
People are more willing to be social about their health than you might think.
Clip by Thomas H. Lee, Niteesh Choudhry, David Asch & Katherine Baicker
Our goal should be to offer the right services to the right patient at the right time.
Clip by David Asch, Niteesh Choudhry, Thomas H. Lee & Katherine Baicker
Where — and with whom — does the responsibility lie when it comes to elevating patient engagement?
Is there an Uber in health care’s future?
Clip by David Asch & Thomas H. Lee
It may be more common, but the controversy of ethics still stands.
Article by David Asch, Mark V. Pauly & Ralph W. Muller
ROI has emerged as a popular metric in health care — usually to explain why providers lose money on chronic care — alongside more patient-centered, but expensive, metrics like survival. Health care financing must change to accommodate both measures.
Incentives can work if they’re designed a bit better.
Clip by David Asch
What behavioral reflexes can we build into behavioral strategies?