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AcademyHealth Article of Year Honors Paper by Konetzka, Polsky and Werner

  • Thursday, 12 June 2014
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Together at the AcademyHealth conference in San Diego are the University of Chicago's Tamara Konetzka, PhD, and University of Pennsylvania's Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, and Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP, co-authors the paper honored as the 2014 Article of the Year.

Astudy paper co-authored by a University of Chicago…

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Mark Pauly, The Hill, Insurance Without Access to Care

  • Friday, 23 May 2014

An article in The Hill co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly and three experts from the conservative American Enterprise Institute argues that the current round of health care reform "has largely ignored the poor."

The piece goes on to say, "The health care safety net has far too
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LDI Senior Fellows Develop New Hospital Ranking System

  • Friday, 23 May 2014
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In this 3-minute LDI excerpt of a longer Knowledge@Wharton video interview, Jeffrey Silber explains the new hospital care ranking system developed by a team he led.

A study led by LDI Senior Fellow Jeffrey Silber and co-authored by Senior Fellows Paul Rosenbaum, Lee Fleisher and Orit Even-Shoshan that has created a…

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Chris Feudtner Faults Penn's Tobacco Investments

  • Monday, 19 May 2014

In an article in Inside Higher Ed, LDI Senior Fellow Chris Feudtner discusses the petition signed by him and 534 other senior faculty members urging the University of Pennsylvania to drop its tobacco-related investments.

The article notes the move comes 25 years after Harvard pulled out of tobacco-related investments.
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A Concern About Social Determinants of Health Put Into Practice

  • Monday, 19 May 2014
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In a twenty minute radio interview on "Conversations in Health Care," LDI Senior Fellow Chileshe Nkonde-Price discussed her "Change My Steps" research project that has drawn national media attention as well as her comparison of the U.S. vs. U.K. health care systems.

Nkonde-Price, MD, a Robert Wood…
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Two LDI Senior Fellows' Work Wins 'Game Changing' Healthcare Innovation Award

  • Monday, 19 May 2014
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RightCare Solutions, a company organized around clinical decision support software invented by LDI Senior Fellows Kathryn Bowles and Mary Naylor, has received the 2014 "Game Changing Healthcare Award" by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (GPACT).

Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor, and Naylor, PhD,…

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Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times, Conflicting Obesity Data

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

In an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel and Penn researcher Andrew Steinmetz write that despite conflicting data about national obesity rates, progress is being made.

Underscoring the current confusion, they cite both the recent JAMA study that concluded there has been a 43%…

Tags: Obesity, tobacco
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Ezekiel Emanuel, NPR New Orleans, Poor ACA Communications

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

In an interview on NPR's New Orleans Public Radio, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel said the fact that a Pew Research Center poll found that 55% of the U.S. disapprove of the Affordable Care Act is a matter of "misunderstanding." The former White House health policy advisor, who was one…

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Karin Rhodes, USA Today, Primary Care Capacity

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A lengthy USA Today article about the adequacy of U.S. primary care services in the wake of the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion quotes LDI Senior Fellow Karin Rhodes.

Rhodes and LDI Senior Fellow Dan Polsky led a new study that placed 13,000 appointment-seeking phone calls to 8,000 primary care practices…

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Two LDI SUMR Scholars Co-Author Major Journal Article

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
2012 LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars Anand Gopal and Sydney Green are among the co-authors of a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Both spent a summer as part of a research
2012 SUMR Scholars Anand Gopal and Sydney Green
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Tags: education
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Penn Experts Call For The 'Insourcing' of Health Care Innovation

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

LDI Senior Fellows David Asch, Christian Terwiesch and Kevin Mahoney's New England Journal of Medicine article on the "insourcing" of health care innovation is the subject of an article in Medical News Today and a post on the LDI Blog.

In their NEJM piece, Asch, the Executive Director; Mahoney, the…
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CHIPRA Eligibility Study Shows Increased Coverage in 20 States

  • Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Health insurance coverage for low-income immigrant children who are legal residents increased 24.5% in the 20 states that took advantage of a 2009 law to expand CHIPRA eligibility, according to a new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Brendan Saloner.

CHIPRA -- the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009…
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David Fajgenbaum Wins $15,000 Alumni Kissick Scholarship

  • Tuesday, 6 May 2014

First year Wharton Health Care MBA student David Fajgenbaum has been awarded the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association's annual $15,000 Kissick scholarship.

The WHCMAA scholarship is given to a health care MBA student whose outside-the-classroom activities involve significant business building or health policy impact.

The scholarship is named for…
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Christian Terwiesch, The Guardian, Crowdsourcing Science

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A lengthy Guardian article about MIT's Climate CoLab's use of crowdsourcing techniques to generate new ideas for controlling the causes of climate change features LDI Senior Fellow Christian Terwiesch as an expert on the subject.

Terwiesch, a Wharton School Professor of Operations and Management, Co-Director for Wharton's Mack Institute for Innovation…

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Lawton Burns, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hospital Mergers

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014

 LDI Senior Fellow and Professor and Chair of the Wharton Health Care Management Department Lawton Burns is quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about hospital mergers and consolidations in Pennsylvania. The article looks at the implications of the continuing acquisition of non-profit Pennsylvania hospitals by large out-of-state for-profit hospital chains.

Some…
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Lisa Rosenbaum, The New Yorker, Medicare MD Payment Data Release

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014

In her latest New Yorker post, LDI Senior Fellow Lisa Rosenbaum looks at some of the ways raw Medicare financial data may not tell the accurate story of a physician's practice. Her commentary comes in the wake of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' release of a massive data set…

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Olivia Mitchell, The Hill, Financial Literacy

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A post on The Hill blog written by Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Matthew Cartwright that emphasizes the importance of combating widespread financial illiteracy cites LDI Senior Fellow Olivia Mitchell's 2011 study on the subject.

"The importance of consumer sophistication on financial matters is as critical as ever in today’s complex and rapidly…

Tags: Aging
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Katherine Milkman's Mentoring Bias Study Gets Wide Media Pickup

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Katherine Milkman's study of faculty bias in responding to student requests for mentoring has experienced a wave of pickup in national media outlets in the U.S. and Canada.

Milkman led an investigation that emailed more than 6,500 professors in 250 schools requests for mentoring meetings. In each case…
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Leighton Lecture 2014: Maryland's Unique Hospital Payment Policy

  • Thursday, 24 April 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2013) -- Maryland's health care policies are significantly different from those of the other 49 states. For one thing, it was the first state to connect all of its hospitals in a comprehensive electronic health information system that makes patient medical information from any hospital available to doctors…

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Zachary Meisel, WHYY Newsworks, Narrative Medicine

  • Tuesday, 22 April 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Zachary Meisel's research on the use of narrative to make the specifics of medical guidelines more memorable for physicians is the subject of a WHYY Newsworks article. Meisel, MD, is an emergency physician at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at…

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