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The latest in behavioral economics, direct from our team

We are frequent speakers at industry-leading conferences and events around the world including the World Economic Forum, TEDMED, SXSW, AHIP, and HIMSS. Join us to hear emerging science and real-world case studies presented by our experts.

Interested in having VAL Health at your event? Contact us for speaking opportunities. 


Behavioral Economics to Drive Behavior Change
Jan
22
10:15 AM10:15

Behavioral Economics to Drive Behavior Change

KAREN HORGAN SPEAKING

Moving to value-based care will involve a number of changes by all parties in the healthcare value chain. Among them will be behavior change, not just among patients, but also providers and health insurers. During this presentation, Karen will present on the logic behind behavioral economics and share a number of case studies.

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Behavioral Economics:  The Last Mile of Health Engagement
Aug
2
1:30 PM13:30

Behavioral Economics: The Last Mile of Health Engagement

KAREN HORGAN SPEAKING

The field of behavioral economics recognizes that we have a difficult time changing our behaviors, especially when it comes to our health and how we receive medical care.  Through the use of case studies Karen will share the science behind our irrational behaviors and challenge the audience to think differently about how to drive consumer behavior change. 

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Behavioral Economics and the Patient Experience
Jun
20
10:45 AM10:45

Behavioral Economics and the Patient Experience

DR. DAVID ASCH SPEAKING

Behavioral Economics and the Patient Experience

The healthcare industry strives to engage patients and optimize their experience, and regularly introduces new tools and strategies in pursuit of this goal.  Innovative health systems are leveraging the latest science in behavioral economics to meet patients where they are and engage them in self-management. In this breakout session, Dr. David Asch, Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and co-founder of VAL Health, will use evidence-based case studies to show how behavioral economics can nudge patient behavior change while preserving empathy.

  • Understand core principles of behavioral economics
  • Become familiar with evidence-based applications to drive patient engagement
  • Learn about effective incentive designs to nudge behavior change
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Applying Behavioral Economics to Expand Patient and Provider Engagement
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Applying Behavioral Economics to Expand Patient and Provider Engagement

KAREN HORGAN SPEAKING

Capturing and keeping patients’ attention is challenging enough at the doctor’s office, and, often, nearly impossible to accomplish between visits. Patient engagement strategies founded on innovative behavioral economics principles can activate both high need patients and the general population during and between provider visits. This session will introduce core behavioral economics science and showcase case studies from two leading hospital systems, Sutter Health and Mount Sinai Health System. 

This session will address the following:

  • How can behavioral economics enhance digital and operational workflows to increase patient engagement?
  • Do engagement strategies differ for a high need group versus a broader patient population?
  • What are effective approaches to utilize technology to catalyze patient behavior change?
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Changing Behavior and Winning Greater Engagement with Telehealth | ATA Annual Conference and Expo
Apr
29
1:15 PM13:15

Changing Behavior and Winning Greater Engagement with Telehealth | ATA Annual Conference and Expo

Karen Horgan speaking

Why do patients and physicians resist adopting telemedicine despite its effectiveness? In this session, examine ways to think differently about increasing telemedicine adoption, consider scientific evidence and case studies, and explore specific consumer marketing strategies and detailed provider programs that successfully led to patient and physician engagement with telemedicine and telehealth tools.

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Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success | NEJM Catalyst
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success | NEJM Catalyst

Dr. Sara Bleich and Dr. Kevin Volpp speaking

In this free live event and webinar from NEJM Catalyst, learn techniques for effective behavior change, what changes are achievable for better health, and which barriers to target. Conversations about behavior change begin with the principle that clinicians should not assume they know how to incorporate patients’ values into medical decisions. Behavioral science has yielded insights into how to increase the likelihood of sustained health — and why some changes are extremely difficult.

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Behavioral Economics Applied: Digital Tools to Increase Patient Engagement | HIMSS Webinar
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Behavioral Economics Applied: Digital Tools to Increase Patient Engagement | HIMSS Webinar

Karen Horgan and Dr. David Asch speaking

Behavioral economics is the last mile in health and healthcare. Join industry thought leaders - Dr. David Asch, Dr. Albert Chan, and Karen Horgan - to learn about groundbreaking behavioral economics research and its application to drive patient engagement with digital tools. This free webinar will present results from recent behavioral economics research and share a case study on how Sutter Health achieved a 6x increase in the rate of patients scheduling online.

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Hacking the Opioid Epidemic | SXSW
Mar
13
12:30 PM12:30

Hacking the Opioid Epidemic | SXSW

Karen Horgan speaking

Overwhelmed by the prevalence of opioids, the nation’s hospitals have become the front line in a war on addiction. Thankfully, we have a secret weapon: behavioral science. By analyzing data and making small but critical changes, we can meet the challenge head-on. Karen Horgan, alongside Sandeep Kapoor and Clay Marsh, will share the most effective hacks hospitals are already using to slow the tide of the epidemic.

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Using Behavioral Economics to Nudge Patient Behavior Change | HIMSS Patient Engagement & Experience Summit
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Using Behavioral Economics to Nudge Patient Behavior Change | HIMSS Patient Engagement & Experience Summit

Dr. David Asch speaking.

The healthcare industry strives to shift from a patient to consumer mindset, and is introducing tools to support self-management and buying decisions. Innovative companies are leveraging the latest science in behavioral economics to enable the transition to consumerism. In this breakout session, Dr. David Asch, executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation will use evidence-based case studies to show how behavioral economics can nudge patient behavior change.

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Mar
5
8:35 AM08:35

HIMSS Digital & Personal Connected Health

Dr. David Asch speaking.


Over 90% of successful companies started out in a direction different from what later defined their success. Beyond health care, the field of innovation has shifted from idea generation to rapid cycle empirical testing. Yet in health care, we often scale new process or technical solutions too quickly, without recognizing the disciplinary steps required to make new approaches useful and valuable. Consequently, many of the best lessons in health care innovation derive from other industries such as retail, entertainment, travel.

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