Authors: Robert J. Smith, Karin Rhodes, Breah Paciotti, Sheila Kelly, Jeanmarie Perrone, Zachary F. Meisel
In the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Robert Smith and colleagues, including Karin Rhodes and Zachary Meisel, analyze patient perspectives on pain…
New members were announced and inducted by the ASCI Council at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. Nomination and election to ASCI…
Photos: Megan Pellegrino
Therese Richmond on the podium at her award ceremony.
Penn School of Nursing Professor Therese Richmond has won the 13th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award.
Named for former Nursing School dean and pioneer of nurse scientist education, the award annually honors a faculty member who has…
First year Wharton MBA student Gil Kaminski has been named winner of the $15,000 2015 Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) Kissick Scholarship.
|First-year Wharton MBA student Gil Kaminski|
|Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD|
Presented at the joint ACTS-AFMR Translational Science 2015 meeting in Washington,…
Incoming Wharton Health Care Management MBA students Steven Cupps and Alex Wittenberg have been selected for $10,000 scholarships from the Kinney Alumni Scholarship fund.
|Steven Cupps (top) and Alex Wittenberg (bottom) have won the 2015 Kinney Scholarship.|
An eighteen-month Penn Medicine analysis of a new computer-based dermatalogical diagnostic software found the tool showed promise and should be further studied. The software system contains data, including 28,000 photos, on over 1,300 skin diseases and conditions.
In a column in the New York Times, Ezekiel Emanuel details how a Seattle experiment with 13,500 of the sickest and most expensive set of patients reduced emergency room use by 27% over four years.
Emanuel, PhD, MD, MSc, is Penn's Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Chair of the Department…
The mild cognitive decline experienced by many older persons who do not have dementia make those elderly individuals vulnerable to financial fraud and subsequent financial disaster, Penn Medicine's Jason Karlawish emphasized in a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
Karlawish, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, Director…
A new study of economic downturns' relationship to suicides in Greece led by Charles Branas is the subject of an article in Medscape.
Despite the claims by many physicians that cancer patient demand is a major driver of high medical costs, a new study led by Ezekiel Emanuel found that clinically inappropriate demands occur in only 1% of oncology encounters, and clinicians comply with very few of those.
The study by a Penn Medicine…
"I'm interested in the health of our students," Nguyen told the Daily Pennsylvanian, "but it's not just…
Commenting to the Philadelphia Inquirer about the case of Barbara Bitros -- a former hospice nurse planning to end her own life before dementia robs her of her identity -- Penn Medicine Director of Hospice and Palliative Care David Casarett noted that the reaction isn't unusual.
Bitros, a resident of Langhorne,…
Penn Nursing Professor and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research Linda Aiken has been elected to the Board of Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), according to Penn Nursing Science News.
Robert Town is quoted in a major Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article exploring the unusually high costs of some hospital care in its region of Wisconsin.
Town, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and an LDI Senior Fellow.
According to a 2014…
A new study of the accuracy of 10 different brands of digital, wearable pedometers co-authored by Mitesh Patel, Kevin Volpp and Penn medical student Meredith Case has generated an international flurry of publicity.
By Hoag Levins
While labor leaders and some well-paid employee groups like Harvard professors rail against increased cost-sharing in health insurance as well as the coming "Cadillac Tax," a top health economist at the University of Pennsylvania has starkly different views about such cost containment measures.
Town, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Care Management at Wharton and an LDI Senior Fellow.
The Arizona newspaper details how Town's study,…