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Polsky, Rosoff, Pauly, Daily Pennsylvanian, ACA and HUP

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2012

LDI Executive Director Dan Polsky and LDI Seniors Fellow Arnold Rosoff and Mark Pauly are interviewed in a Daily Pennsylvanian story exploring the various ways in which the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will be impacted by the Affordable Care Act's mandates.

Polsky, Professor of both Medicine at Penn's Perelman…

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Joan Gluch, Penn News, Dental Disparities

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and Associate Dean for Academic Policies of Penn's School of Dental Medicine Joan Gluch has announced receipt of a $1.5 million grant to fund scholarships for dental students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Penn's is one of three dental schools to receive such grants from the federal Health Resources and…

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Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times, Office Junk Food

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Corporations' routine distribution of free snacks to employees and visitors is boosting waistlines and blood pressure as much as office morale, says LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel in his latest New York Times "Opinionator" column. Emanuel, MD, PhD, is chair of Penn's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and…

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Kevin Volpp, Washington Post, Abu Dhabi Health Incentives

  • Friday, 16 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Kevin Volpp is featured in a Washington Post article about Abu Dhabi's aggressive national plan to pay citizens to stay healthy. It is the world's first such state-sponsored health incentives plan.

Abu Dhabi, the second largest…
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David Casarett, HealthDay, Palliative Care

  • Thursday, 15 November 2012

LDI Senior Fellow David Casarett, MD, MA, is quoted in a HealthDay article about a new Harvard study that found that terminally ill people who get early counseling about end-of-life care undergo less aggressive medical treatment in their final days. Casarett, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of…

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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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