Health Care Innovation During COVID-19

Conversation with David Asch, MD, MBA, Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, Raina Merchant, MD, MS, and Sindhu Srinivas, MD, MSCE

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET May 22, 2020 Virtual Event

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The coronavirus has hastened the pace of technological changes in health care delivery and prompted creative new approaches to remote monitoring and treatment. Panelists from the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, the Center for Digital Health, and clinical partners delved into examples from Penn Medicine that have expanded health care delivery in innovative ways during the pandemic. From using telemedicine to deliver primary care, to treating cancer and monitoring pregnancies remotely, the changes have been dramatic and inspiring. The panel also discussed how these innovations are likely to change health care as we know it going forward.


David Asch, MD, MBA

Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation; John Morgan Professor, Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Health Care Management and Operations, Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School

Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP

Medical Director, Penn Medicine OnDemand Virtual Care; Clinical Innovation Manager, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation; Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Raina Merchant, MD, MS

Director, Center for Digital Health; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Sindhu Srinivas

Sindhu Srinivas, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine​

Rachel M. Werner

Rachel Werner, MD, PhD (moderator)

Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor, Medicine and Health Care Management, Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School

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