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Schooling the Supreme Court on Basic Economics

Employers Do Not Pay For Health Insurance

The Hispanic Problem (and more) in Health Services Research

Statistical Quandary of a 'Detribalized Person'

Hip Fractures: Two New Studies

Direct Implications for Hip Fracture Management

An Alternative to the ACA's Employer Mandate

Mark Pauly Recomments Premium Subsidies for All Low-Wage Workers

Why Your Colleagues Aren't on Twitter or Facebook

New Study of Academic Researchers' Social Media Attitudes

Obamacare's Narrow Networks

Can They Really Be Good for Patients?

Guidelines Change, and Some Change More Than Others

Analysis of Cardiology Guidelines Revisions Over Seven Years

Insourcing Innovation: Harnessing The Strengths Within

Why Physicians and Nurses Should be Leading The Reinvention of Health Care

A 'Quality Storm' Brewing around British Nurses

U.S. Expert Cites High Workloads and Low Educational Standards

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Experiencing The Full Power of Collaboration
Yaa Akosa Antwi
A Visiting Health Economics Researcher Reflects on Her Five-Month Research Sojourn at Penn
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Disemination

Social Media 101 for Academic Researchers

Urging Faculty Forward Into The Brave New World of The Twittersphere

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Public Health

The Microbiome: Brave New World For Health Tech and Policymaking

New Knowledge Portends Future Changes in Some Areas of Medical Diagnostics, Therapy and Research

Paul Offit

Public Health

Vaccine Scientist Slams Media's 'False Balance'

University of Pennsylvania's Paul Offit Addresses Association of Health Care Journalists

Robert Field

Workforce

Private Practice Acquisition Frenzy: Is It Good For Health Care?

Insights From an M&A Specialist of the HMO Era

Ezekiel Emanuel

Health Policy

New Ezekiel Emanuel Book Critiques ACA Implementation

Dissects White House's 'Fundamentally Managerial' Mistakes

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Health Poliy

2014 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

Articles and Photos From 12-member LDI Team

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Human Capital

RWJF To Shut Down National Clinical Scholars Program

The Most Unexpected Buzz at AcademyHealth Conference

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Mental Health

The 'Grand Challenge' of Affordable Care-Era Mental Health Care

Full Integration with Primary Health Care?

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Health Research

3 Penn Centers Offer Novel Structure for Interdisciplinary Research

New Program to Function as In-House 'Incubator' for Health-Related Investigators

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Health Economics

Big Changes For Hospitals and Medical Device Marketers

A Roundtable Explores Some Stark New Realities

Cancer Care Costs

Health Care Costs

Grappling With The High Price of Cancer Care

Fastest Rising Segment of Health Care Costs

Benjamin Cook

Mental Health

'Unequal Treatment' Persists: Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care

Unchanged a Decade After Landmark IOM Report

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Health Reform Law

The Affordable Care Act's Rocky Road Forward

Penn Experts Outline Challenges at D.C. Forum

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Health Care Innovation

Innovation Tournament Methods Applied to Academic Research

50 Scholars Compete in Fast-Paced Behavioral Economics Idea Pitch; $20,000 Awarded

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Health Insurance Exchanges

Federal Agency With Severe Disability: SSDI

Penn Expert Details Causes and Impact of Fiscal Crisis

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Health Insurance Exchanges

Penn 'Young Healthies' Evaluate New Health Insurance Exchanges

Critique Barriers to Access, Terminology, Decision Architecture, Look-Alikes

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Population Health

Highest Rate of Smoking Among 10 Biggests U.S. Cities: Philadelphia

But Could Cigarette Taxation Change That?

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Health Economics

Turning the Dollar Spigot Down on Health Care Technology

The Only Industry Segment Where Innovation Doesn't Lower Cost

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The Cost of Wellness

Hospitals' Smoker Non-Hiring Debate: An Economic Perspective

Why It Costs Employers Money to Discriminate

Connected Health

Health IT

Report From Penn Medicine's 'Connected Health' Symposium

Inside Health Care's Rapidly Expanding Digital Nervous System

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Education

Remembering William Kissick, 1932-2013

A Policy Expert Who Changed Health Care as Well as Penn

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Health Economics

Is Medicare Advantage Good for Your Health?

A Closer Look at a New NBER Working Paper

Nicole Lurie

Emergency Medicine

Good News, Bad News: U.S. Health Emergency Response System

HHS Preparedness Chief Notes Recent Successes and Worrisome Budget Cuts

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Health Policy

Inside The Boondoggle of Pennsylvania's CHIP Program

Two Grad Students Document a Maze of Obstructions

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Health Policy

Penn Experts Respond to Oregon Medicaid Study

Health Economists Caution Against Rush to Judgement

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International Health Care

Public vs. Private Funding for Health Care in Developing Countries

World Bank Conference Fuels Debate

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Low-Value Care

Identifying Low-Value Care is One Thing; Eliminating it is Quite Another

The Practical Difficulties of Implementing 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

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Health Policy

Academics Debate Hospitals' Smoker Hiring Ban

NEJM Publishes Dueling Papers by University of Pennsylvania Scholars

Tom Delbanco

RWJF Capital Blog

Shedding Light on OpenNotes

And a Plea for Help With a Name Change

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Health Policy

AcademyHealth National Policy Conference Coverage

11-Member University of Pennsylvania Team's Articles and Photos

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Health Policy

From Medicare Policy to Massachusetts Governor?

Donald Berwick Explores Gubernatorial Run; Cites ACA Weaknesses

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Workforce Issues

Full-License Use of Nurse Practitioners Continues to Expand

Unsupervised Role Broadens as State Legislatures Eye Physician Shortage and Lower Costs

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Implementation Science

Facing What May be Health Reform's Ultimate Challenge

The Gap Separating Evidence From The Policy Makers Who Need It

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Health Care Innovation

Personalized Medicine: The Promise and Perils

The Science and Economics Get Increasingly Complicated

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Patient Engagement

Digitizing The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Does Our Rush Threaten Something Fundamental to Medicine?

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Health Care Innovation

The Burgeoning Literature of Health Care Innovation

A Compilation of The Latest Information Sources

Eugene Kroch

Accountable Care

Hospital ACO Readiness Study Finds Widespread Unreadiness

'Sobering' Results Cited by Research Team

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Workforce Issues

Expanding Primary Care: Can The Existing Workforce Do It?

A Penn Research Group Roundtable Discussion

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Health Economics

A Deeper Dive Into Health Costs Data

An "Eye on the Literature" Feature

Innovation Center

Reinventing Health Care

Inside Penn Medicine's Innovation Center

A Roundtable Discussion of Innovation Managers

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Health Insurance

Insurance & Behavioral Economics: How Buyers, Sellers Get It Wrong

Penn Professors' New Book Chronicles Industry Anomalies

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Health Insurance Exchanges

Dissecting The Health Insurance Exchanges

A Penn Research Group Burrows Into the Complexity

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Medicaid Expansion

How Far Can The ACA Reduce Health Care Disparities?

A New 'Eye on The Literature' Feature

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Health Disparities

Near-Elderly Women and a New Medicaid Disparity

Many Will be Left Out as States Thwart Program Expansions

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Health Policy

Insurance, Health Care and The SCOTUS Decision

A Panel of Penn Health Policy Experts Looks Ahead

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Health Policy

Health Care's Challenges Beyond the SCOTUS Ruling

University of Pennyslvania Health System Chief Ralph Muller Weighs In

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Education

Inside Penn's Pipeline for Minority Health Care Research Students

A Summer Reality Experience in Disparities and Health Services Scholarship

Ezekiel Emanuel

Health Policy

Ezekiel Emanuel: How 'Pushback' Shaped White House ACO Rules

Brief VIDEO of Comments From a Behavioral Economics Symposium

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Health Insurance

The ACA's 50-State 'Essential Health Benefits' Tangle

Autism Advocates Wary of Losing Hard-Won Coverage

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Researcher Profile: Lawton Burns

Penn Author Outlines Challenges to Medical Device Innovation

Reticent Surgeons, Sunshine Laws and Shifting 'Love Triangles'

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Cost Control

The Healthcare Spending Crisis Beyond The Supreme Court Ruling

Health Economics Forum Focuses on Cost Controls

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Healthcare Innovation

Once a Taboo, Exercise Becomes Post-Cancer-Surgery Rehab Tool

How Researchers Literally Rowed Past Traditional Medical Wisdom

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Reform Economics

Physician Income in The New Age of Health Reform Frugality

A University of Pennsylvania Roundtable Discussion

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Health Insurance

What Kind of Health Insurance Do Health Economists Buy?

Four of Them Discuss Their Choices and Reasons

Karen Glanz

Video Feature: Obesity Epidemic

Supermarkets and Obesity

University Researchers Explore Methods for In-Store Demarketing of Unhealthy Foods

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Health Reform Law

Understanding The Individual Mandate's SCOTUS Pivot Points

Justices Ponder Adverse Selection, A Potential 'Death Spiral' and Severability

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Nursing

Beyond Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

Emerging Research Consensus Eyes a More Complex Set of Variables

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Health Care Reform

Penn Health Care Analysts Critique a PBS Documentary

Is 'U.S. Health Care: The Good News' Really That Good?

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Emergency Medicine

The AED: Medical Marvel, Measurement Mystery

Lack of Data Gathering Impedes Broader and More Effective Use of a Life-Saving Device

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Telemedicine

Lowering Premature-Infant Blindness Risk

Study Explores a Promising New Telemedicine Paradigm

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Health Insurance

Making Sense of New Medical Loss Ratio Rules

What It Really Means to Insurers and Consumers

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Healthcare Payment Systems

Meet The Architect of Vermont's Single-Payer Plan

Harvard's William Hsiao Zigs as Rest of Health Care Zags

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Video Feature: Emergency Services

Tracking The 'Golden Hour' of Trauma Care

Interactive Mapping Project Provides New Insights

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Health on Capitol Hill

Unspinning the 2009-10 Health Reform Public Opinion Polls

Research Team Faults Press for Inaccurate Interpretation and Reports

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Health Research Funding

Arlen Specter: Are Universities Doing Enough to Support NIH Funding?

Says Cuts 'Cause Us to Lose a Generation of Scientists'

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Electromagnetic Fields

Dialing Up The Cellphones-and-Cancer Controversy

Views of a Danish Researcher

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Underserved Communities

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Why the Foreclosure Crisis is a Health Crisis

Jim McDermott

Health on Capitol Hill

The Growing Ruckus Over the RUC and Medicare Fees

Little-Known Rate-Setting Physicians' Panel Draws Sharp Criticism

Jeffrey Silber

Aggressive Hospital Care

AcademyHealth Honors Research Papers Challenging 'Aggressive' Hospital Assumptions

Contradict Previous Claims About Cost and Care Quality

Art Caplan

Infectious Disease

Bioethicist Faults Media for Vaccine Reporting Distortions

Urges Health Community to Push Back Harder Against Anti-Vaccination Activists

Neal Nathanson

Global Health

Global Health Care: Easy to Promise; Difficult to Achieve

Defining a University's Role

Zack Meisel

Video Feature: Emergency Medicine

Impose Further Limits on Emergency Room Access?

States' Latest Cost-Cutting Proposals Spark Debate

Mitesh Patel

Medical Education

The Health-Economics Teaching Gap in Med Schools

Many Students Feel Unprepared For the Business Side of Health Reform Medicine

Brian Elbel

Fast Food and Obesity

The FDA Rolls Out Menu-Labeling Rules: But Does It Really Work?

Initial Analyses Find Little Impact on Fast Food Choices

Ezekiel Emanuel

Bioethics

NIH Ethics Chief: Conflict of Interest Rules Go Too Far

Ezekiel Emanuel Calls for New Thinking About Scholarship and Corporate Enterprise

NIH Cuts

Capitol Hill Policy Makers

Congressional Budget Office Eyes Health Research, Teaching Cuts

Targets NIH, The Largest Provider of Academic Grants

Michael Chernew

Health Reform

The New Medicaid: Expanded Eligibility, Less Care?

Harvard's Michael Chernew Fears 'Hollowed Out' State Programs

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