Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation

The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI) is built around a distinctive programme of research and teaching on health economics, policy and management. The focus of CHEPI’s work is on the incentives that drive productivity, quality and innovation, both at the health system and organisational level; on the incentives that drive health-related behaviours at the individual level; and on the factors that determine the success of health policies designed and implemented by governments.

What we do

CHEPI’s work is multi-disciplinary and collaborative. It reflects the changing landscape for health and healthcare, building on a strong position within Imperial College, with its world-leading centres of excellence in medicine, science and technology and its international links with health policy makers, healthcare providers and business stakeholders.

CHEPI’s Faculty led the world’s largest collaborative research programme on innovation in healthcare infrastructure; designed and conducted the world’s largest trial of telehealth technology; led a large international programme of public health policy modelling and evaluation; has worked with the UK Department of Health to investigate competition and regulation in secondary and primary care, the impact of targets on the performance of NHS providers, and the impact of public policy on pharmaceutical firms’ strategies.

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CHEPI is actively engaged in evaluating the health impacts of changing lifestyles, as well as the impacts of business and government policies designed to make people’s consumption healthier.

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