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Ezekiel Emanuel, CNBC TV, Health Insurance Exchanges

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

In an interview on CNBC TV, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel emphasizes the importance of getting the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges up and running if the law's implementation is going to be successful. He notes that "many states have kicked the can down the road and the federal…

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David Grande, WHYY Newsworks, Medicaid Expansion

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hospitals throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey could be financially hard hit if either state's governor follows through on threats to not expand Medicaid eligibility as envisioned by the Affordable Care Act, says LDI Senior Fellow David Grande in an WHYY Newsworks article

"Hospitals agreed to that because they knew that…

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Robert Field, Philadelphia Inquirer, ACA Impediments

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Euphoric press declarations that the reelection of Barack Obama clears the way for the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act may be premature and overly optimistic, writes LDI Senior Fellow Robert Field in his Philadelphia Inquirer "The Field Clinic" blog. Field, PhD, JD, MPH and Drexel University Professor of…

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Mark Duggan, Knowledge@Wharton, The Fiscal Cliff

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Although President Obama and his GOP Congressional opponents are likely to reach an agreement to eliminate the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," it's not clear how close they will dance to the January 1 deadline, predicts LDI Senior Fellow and Wharton School Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Mark Duggan in a…

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Raina Merchant, Wall Street Journal, AED Project

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Raina Merchant's AED-related research is the subject of a major news feature in the Wall Street Journal. Since its launch earlier this year, her MyHeartMap Challenge, which used crowdsourcing methods to locate more than 1,400 AEDs in Philadelphia buildings, has generated widespread national media pickup. This latest…

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Dan Polsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, Health Insurance Exchanges

  • Monday, 12 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and Executive Director Dan Polsky is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' extension of the deadline for the submission of state health insurance exchange blueprints. He said that despite the current sense of confusion, he is optimistic that the…

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Barbara Kahn, USA Today, Marketing Psychology

  • Monday, 12 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Barbara Kahn is featured in a USA Today article about J.C. Penny's strategies for luring and motivating shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Kahn, PhD, MPhil, MBA, is a Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School.

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Ezekiel Emanuel, Philadelphia Magazine, Smartest List

  • Monday, 12 November 2012

Philadelphia Magazine has named LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel one of the city's ten smartest people. The annual magazine feature offers readers a chance to "Meet the brains behind the brightest ideas in Philly right now." Emanuel, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Penn's…

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Linda Aiken, Penn News, Patient Satisfaction

  • Monday, 12 November 2012

A new study by LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken and a team of researchers from the Penn School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has found that the long working shifts that lead to nurse burnout are also linked to patient satisfaction levels. The findings are particularly relevant…

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VIDEO EXCERPT: Allyson Schwartz's Talk at LDI Seminar

  • Sunday, 11 November 2012
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LDI Presentation: Nov. 9, 2012 | 3:21 Video Excerpt Above

Allyson Schwartz, Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania 13th District

Title: Health Policy After The 2012 Election

Three days after she was reelected to a fifth term in Congress, Allyson Schwartz appeared at this LDI Health Policy Seminar to discuss…

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Zachary Meisel, Hell for Leather Magazine, Motorcycle Crash Injuries

  • Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Since July, LDI Senior Fellow Zachary Meisel's Time.com article about Penn's  interactive trauma map has become a permanent online resource for readers of Hell for Leather magazine. The national biker publication caters to readers at high risk of head trauma, particularly those who fail to wear helmets; the map…

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Jason Karlawish, Raleigh News and Observer, Votes of the Disabled

  • Wednesday, 7 November 2012

In a Raleigh News & Observer op-ed piece, LDI Senior Fellow Jason Karlawish is critical of North Carolina laws that preclude many disabled long-term care patients from voting. Those laws prohibit nursing home employees from assisting the patients in reading and filling out absentee ballots. Karlawish, MD, a Professor of Medicine…

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Raina Merchant, Penn News, AED Accessibility Problems

  • Wednesday, 7 November 2012

In a presentation to the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 in Los Angeles this week, LDI Senior Fellow Raina Merchant detailed how automated external defibrillators are inaccessible in many Philadelphia buildings. Drawing on data collected by hundreds of volunteers in the "My Heart Map Challenge" and another study last winter,…

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Dan Polsky, IOM Report, Community-Based Prevention Framework

  • Saturday, 3 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and Executive Director Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP, is a member of the 15-person study committee that produced the just-released Institute of Medicine framework for assessing the value of community-based prevention.

Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the California Endowment and the de Beaumont…

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Carolyn Cannuscio, WHYY Newsworks, Urban Health Research

  • Friday, 2 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Carolyn Cannuscio's urban health disparities studies are the subject of a multimedia report on WHYY's Newsworks site. Cannuscio, ScD, ScM, an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, notes that her field of research "is not funded to the degree…

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Katrina Armstrong, TIME, Genetic Testing

  • Tuesday, 30 October 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, is featured in a TIME magazine article about the cost and ethical issues of current genetic testing technologies. She is a Professor and Division Chief for General Internal Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

"Most of the people who talk about cost implications…

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VIDEO EXCERPT: Amy Finkelstein's Talk at LDI Seminar

  • Tuesday, 30 October 2012
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LDI Presentation: Oct. 19, 2012 | 2:04 Video Excerpt Above

Amy Finkelstein, PhD , Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity, Competition and Resource Allocation in the U.S. Health Care Sector

In her LDI seminar appearance, Dr. Amy Finkelstein, who is well known for her work…

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Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times, Physician-Assisted Suicide

  • Monday, 29 October 2012

The widespread belief that patients who seek physician-assisted suicide are suffering excruciating pain is false, writes Ezekiel Emanuel in his latest New York Times 'Opinionator' column. The article notes that only 22% of patients who died between 1998 and 2009 by assisted suicide in Oregon (where it's legal) were in…

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Scott Halpern, Raina Merchant Honored as Two of Nation's Top Ten Young Health Leaders

  • Thursday, 25 October 2012

LDI Senior Fellows Scott Halpern and Raina Merchant have each won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's first ever RWJF Young Leader Award. The award recognizes leaders younger than 40 for their exceptional contributions to improving the nation's health care.

The two are among 10 winners selected across the country. Each…
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Dan Polsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, Policy Research Dissemination

  • Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer's PhillyDeals blog by Joseph DiStefano features an article on LDI Senior Fellow and new Executive Director Dan Polsky discussing the institute's plans for broader dissemination of its researchers' findings. Named to succeed David Asch as the head of LDI last week, Polsky, PhD, is a Professor of both…

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