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Janet Weiner and David Grande, The Field Clinic Blog, Pa. Medicaid

  • Sunday, 2 March 2014

 Writing in The Field Clinic blog of the Philadelphia Inquirer, LDI Associate Director of Health Policy Janet Weiner, MPH, and LDI Senior Fellow and Director of Policy David Grande, MD, critique Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's Medicaid proposal.

"Corbett's proposal does little to address the reason that Pennsylvania's Medicaid programs costs…
Tags: Medicaid
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Zachary Meisel, NBC, Narrative as ER Tool

  • Sunday, 2 March 2014

A NBC10.com news article spotlights a new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Zachary Meisel of how the use of narrative methods can improve physician performance in the emergency room prescription of opioids.

Just published in the journal, Academic Emergency Medicine, the study compared whether evidence‐based narrative versus traditional summary…
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Shreya Kangovi, Philadelphia Inquirer, Community Health Workers

  • Sunday, 2 March 2014

A recent study of the effectiveness of community health workers led by LDI Senior Fellow Shreya Kangovi is the subject of an extensive article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kangovi, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, is the director of the newly created Penn Center…

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Penn/LDI Announces 'Big Health Care Data' Partnership

  • Friday, 28 February 2014

By Hoag Levins

The University of Pennsylvania and nine other academic, actuarial and government organizations have joined with the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) to create an innovative "Big Health Care Data" partnership that holds great promise for expanding knowledge about the U.S. health care system.

Launched in 2011, HCCI is…

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Lisa Rosenbaum, Multiple Media, Heart Disease vs. Breast Cancer

  • Thursday, 27 February 2014

 LDI Senior Fellow Lisa Rosenbaum's New England Journal of Medicine article about how large numbers of women fail to understand that they are much higher risk for heart disease than breast cancer is the subject of an article in the South Asia Mail. The same NEJM article has been the…

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David Grande & Rob Field, WHYY Radio, ACA Implementation

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2014

LDI Senior Fellows David Grande and Robert Field were featured in a one-hour WHYY RadioTimes Show focused on how well the Affordable Care Act was doing during its first open enrollment period that closes on March 31.

Field, PhD, JD, MPH, is a Drexel University Professor of both Health Management and…

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Robert Aronowitz, Penn Current, Personal Profile

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The February 13 edition of the Penn Current features an in-depth article profiling LDI Senior Fellow Robert Aronowitz. In it, the Professor and Chair of the History and Sociology of Science Department at Penn's School of Arts and Science recounts the zig zags of a career that began with a degree…

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Kevin Volpp Named Vice Chair of Penn Medicine Department

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2014

LDI Senior Fellow and Director of the LDI Center for Health Initiatives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Kevin Volpp has been named to the new role of Vice Chair of Penn Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. The newly-created position was announced by Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of that department.

Emanuel,…
Tags: bioethics
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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Remembers Sam Martin

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Wharton School Alumna, has written a blog memoir of her time with Sam Martin, a seminal figure in the creation of both the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Wharton's Health Care Management program. The post is part of a…

Tags: education
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LDI's Pilot Grants: An Academic Version of Venture Funding

  • Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Each year, Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics awards $150,000 in pilot grants to support "first-look" research by its senior fellows. Here we look at the 2013 round of pilot awards that are being used to investigate issues ranging from telesurgical consultation and cancer patient referral patterns to the lure of e-cigarettes and the economics of retainer-based medicine.

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Baligh Yehia, Philadelphia Inquirer, LGBT Health Program

  • Monday, 10 February 2014
The launch of a new University of Pennsylvania interdisciplinary effort to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals directed by LDI Senior
Fellow Baligh Yehia is the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer article.

The Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health makes Penn Health System one of only…

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Patricia Danzon, Knowledge@Wharton, Biotech

  • Monday, 10 February 2014
LDI Senior Fellow Patricia Danzon's assessment of the most important trends in biotech is the subject of an extensive Forbes article. The piece looks back at the record levels of biotech IPOs that occurred during 2013 and explores the prospects of their long-term success.
 
"There’s a huge amount of…
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Howard Kunreuther, Knowledge@Wharton, Global Risks

  • Monday, 10 February 2014

 Income disparity, extreme weather events, unemployment and underemployment, climate change and cyber-attacks are the five most likely risks facing governments and corporations around the world in 2014, according to a World Economic Forum report co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Howard Kunreuther. The report is the subject of a Knowledge@Wharton article.…

Tags: Insurance
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Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times, GOP ACA Replacement Plan

  • Monday, 10 February 2014

 Writing in a New York Times Op-Ed article, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel details the many ways in which Congressional Republicans' plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act actually clones the concepts of that law. He also lists the various ways the GOP proposal dramatically differs from the ACA, including…

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Eve Higginbotham, Ophthalmology Times, Glaucoma in Haiti

  • Monday, 10 February 2014

 LDI Senior Fellow Eve Higginbothem's work on glaucoma interventions in developing nations such as Haiti is the subject of an article in Opthalmology Times. Higgintotham, SM, MD, is a glaucoma specialist and the Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion a Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

Together with Mildred Olivier, MD,…
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Can a Public Art Contest Increase the Use of AEDs? A Philadelphia Research Project

  • Friday, 7 February 2014

In this 3-minute, 35-second video, Raina Merchant, MD, explains the new Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge.

By Hoag Levins

A University of Pennsylvania research team that last year used crowdsourcing techniques to locate and digitally map 1,400 automated external defibrillators in Philadelphia has launched a new crowdsourcing project to develop eye-catching graphic…

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Chris Feudtner Honored for Distinguished Palliative Work

  • Thursday, 30 January 2014
LDI Senior Fellow Chris Feudtner has been named recipient of the 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Mid-Career Physician Award for his
distinguished work in advancing the practice of palliative care. The annual Cunniff-Dixon awards honor five physicians in various stages of their careers for "exemplary skill and compassion at the bedside.

Feudtner,…

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Christopher Forrest, CHOP Cornerstone, PCORI Research Funding

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014

PEDSnet, a national research network of children's hospitals, data partners and specialty networks whose principal investigator is LDI Senior Fellow Christopher Forrest, has won funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for expanded comparative effectiveness research projects.

As part of the deal, PEDSnet, led overall by Children's Hospital of…

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Andrea Apter Team Wins PCORI Research Award

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A team led by LDI Senior Fellow Andrea Apter has won Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) funding for a study of methods to reduce
asthma-related health disparities.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Community Asthma Prevention Program of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and focus on patient populations…

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Katherine Milkman, Knowledge@Wharton, 'Fresh Start' Effect

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The "fresh start effect" behavioral study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Katherine Milkman is the subject of an extensive advance Knowledge@Wharton article. The study, slated for
publication in the journal, Management Science, found that "fresh starts" on specific event dates -- like a birthday, an anniversary or the beginning of…
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