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The core mission of the Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania is to improve the quality of healthcare utilizing a comprehensive approach integrating health services research and research training. More About Us >.

CHIPS Announcements

  • Call for Fellowship Applications

    Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety Fellows receive a degree in the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) program at Penn with a research focus in quality improvement and patient safety, while gaining leadership experience in healthcare quality and safety administration.  Fellowship applications will be accepted until November 30, 2013. > For more information about the program and our current fellows  > For details and application materials.


    The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety has awarded funds to support three pilot projects which will explore new research ideas relevant to healthcare quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. The projects are: 

    The impact of a motivational interviewing-informed text messaging tailored to patient activation level on diabetic outcomes in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. PI: Ilona Lorincz, MD 

    Optimizing patient engagement using narratives to avoid unnecessary practices (OPEN-UP) PI: Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MS

    An electronic alert system for acute kidney injury: A randomized, controlled trial. PI: F. Perry Wilson, MD MSCE.