A gift from the Leo Model Foundation will establish a new Penn Law School Model Government and Public Affairs Initiative whose first program will be a yearlong seminar and workshop on health insurance exchanges taught by Penn Law Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Tom Baker.
According to the Law School announcement,…
Philadelphia is emerging as a significant center of health care-related innovation, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal article co-authored by University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO and LDI Senior Fellow Ralph Muller.
In the piece, Muller details Penn's two-year-old innovation development partnership with Independence Blue Cross and the DreamIt Ventures health…
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LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly wants to have a conversation about the ACA’s mandatory coverage of preventive care. In an article released today in Health Affairs, Pauly, and colleagues from Duke University and the University of Washington, propose that decisionmakers take cost-effectiveness into account when mandating coverage of preventive services.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine and LDI Senior Fellow Baligh Yehia is prominently featured in a Daily Pennsylvanian article about the Penn Medicine's highly rated program for LGBT health.
The October, 2013, U.S. government shutdown cut off federally-funded health-related programs and services across the country as well as those agencies' social media channels.
A JAMA Internal Medicine research letter about the high rate of prescription opioid overdoses co-authored by Perelman School of Medicine physician and LDI Fellow Kit Delgado is the subject of a major article in The Los Angeles Times.
Penn Nursing Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken has won the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Gustav O. Lienhard Award for her" rigorous research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving safe, effective, patient-centered, and affordable health care."
A new data brief by Janet Weiner and Christopher Colameco detailing wide variations in the essential health benefits of each state's health insurance exchanges is the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
Weiner, MPH, is Associate Director of Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health…
In an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer Justin Bekelman warns that if insurers cease to pay for proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, it will not be possible to complete important clinical trials on that application of the technology.
Bekelman, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Penn's Perelman…
Appearing in both the print and online editions of the paper, the article, "Changing Bad Habits the Smart Way," explores how people…
LDI Senior Fellow Rachel Werner was featured in an American Public Media Marketplace radio show marking this month's one year anniversary of the launch of the Affordable Care Act and its healthcare.gov website.
At the same time the Affordable Care Act has increased the number of previously uninsured people capable of now seeking primary care appointments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have become the most accessible venues providing those services, according to LDI Fellow Michael Richards.
Richards, MD, MPH, PhD, was lead author on…
In a 5,000-word Atlantic magazine article exploring the physical, intellectual, emotional, medical and policy implications of growing old, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel writes that he hopes to die at age 75. That's 18 years from now, or 2032.
A new survey and analysis of U.S. corporate wellness programs by The Economist Intelligence Unit extensively quotes LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp throughout its assessment of the findings.
The issue of when individuals should set aside a life lived for the future and, instead, embrace the pleasures of the present is a subject of a New York Times op-ed piece by LDI Senior Fellow Jason Karlawish, MD.
A statewide 500% increase in the use of Personal Beliefs Exemptions (PBEs) to refuse childhood vaccinations has begun to "bump up against" California's herd immunity threshold for a number of once-conquered diseases, according to a Washington Post article co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow and Penn Nursing Assistant Professor Alison Buttenheim, PhD.…
"Insurers," write LDI Fellow Ari Friedman and economics student Siyabonga Ndwandwe in a new HealthAffairs Blog post, "are a crucial but commonly neglected driver of health system value."
|LDI Fellow Ari Friedman (left) and SUMR…|
A lengthy Reuters article about the continuing financial collapse of rural hospital systems quotes LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel's prediction that more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals will close by 2020.