Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC Director, is a theme leader for NEJM Catalyst, a new collaborative platform which brings together health care executives, clinician leaders, and clinicians to share innovative ideas and practical applications for enhancing the value of health care delivery.

NEJM Catalyst provides information about practical innovations, insights from experts in the health care field and leaders from provider organizations, unbiased and objective content and articles, and an exchange of ideas and perspectives from across the health care community. The platform, from the NEJM Group that includes the New England Journal of Medicine, features live web seminars, daily blogs, white papers, case studies, video presentations, a digital newsletter and the exchange of ideas. Advisors for live seminars will be editors of a NEJM sub journal and will facilitate dialogue to get the pulse of the community and then deliver pertinent information. The four theme areas are: the new healthcare marketplace, patient engagement, care redesign and leadership.

Dr. Volpp, who is Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania,  Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Providence Health Services, Leemore Dafny, PhD, Professor of Strategy and Director of Health Enterprise Management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Stephen Swensen, MD, Medical Director for Leadership and Organization Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, were selected for the external advisory roles of theme leaders  because each “has successfully implemented change in his or her own organization,” according to NEJM.