In its third annual round of grants, from the LDI-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory has awarded funding to three LDI Senior Fellows for their work focused on optimizing efficiency and value in health care delivery (See the full details). In the wake of the results of the first two years of the program, this year the Perelman School of Medicine Dean’s office has funded an expansion to three grants instead of the usual two.

The recipients are Susan Keim, PhD, MSN, of the Penn School of Nursing, whose project analyzes the operation of a skilled nursing facility (SNF)-at-Home program; Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, of the Perelman School of Medicine, whose work is focused on evaluating a novel text and web-based platform for reducing excess hospital days; and Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, of the Perelman School, who is studying how a human-Artificial Intelligence (AI) collaboration may improve the efficiency of prescreening for cancer clinical trials.

Launched in late 2021, the collaborative laboratory brings together the expertise of LDI-affiliated health services researchers and Penn Medicine’s clinical expertise, data and experience in large-scale health care delivery. Supported jointly by LDI and Penn Medicine, the laboratory’s steering committee includes eight faculty members and executives from the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Nursing, and The Wharton School.

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