Philly's soda tax has spawned multiple studies. Here's what we've learned
Penn researchers analyzed beverage prices at stores and restaurants in Philadelphia and outside the city to determine how much of the 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax was passed to consumers.
Dominic Sisti on NPR's Here and Now discusses the state of America's psychiatric hospitals.
The gunman who opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in early November had escaped from a psychiatric hospital in 2012. President Trump and others have blamed the shooter's mental health for the shooting.
Commentary: How Can We Help People Quit Smoking? Pay Them.
Thursday is the 47th year of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. One of the longest-running awareness campaigns in the U.S., the Smokeout involves cancer societies, health organizations, and anti-smoking advocates using social and print media to remind Americans that now is the right time to quit.
Why the first, FDA-approved pill with a sensor will be controversial
The first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts doctors when patients have taken their medications has been given a thumbs-up by the Food and Drug Administration, and it will likely raise a host of issues involving privacy, cost, and whether patients really want caregivers looking over their shoulders.
How to Reduce Primary Care Doctors’ Workloads While Improving Care
In this article, we identify the barriers slowing the transition of episodic, in-person primary care to innovative models that separate care from location and that empower patients to take on more of their own care.
Penn receives $6.4 million from NIMH for new mental health center
A $6.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will fund a new research center at the University of Pennsylvania to study how evidence-based treatment can better circulate to more therapists and mental health care providers.
Hospitals warm up to CMS bundled payments as agency cools off on them
Dr. Amol Navathe, an assistant professor of health policy and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania who studies bundled payment programs, said the first-year results are "really encouraging,"
Comprehension of an Elevated Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography Biomarker Result by Cognitively Normal Older Adults
The goal of Alzheimer disease (AD) prevention together with advances in understanding the pathophysiology of AD have led to clinical trials testing drugs in cognitively unimpaired persons who show evidence of AD biomarkers.
Maryland to offer online shopping tool for common medical procedures
Kevin Volpp, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, said that on a big-ticket item like a joint replacement even patients with high deductibles probably would meet that threshold and with insurance coverage would not face major added costs out of their own pockets.
Contraceptive Coverage and the Balance Between Conscience and Access
This Viewpoint by Ronit Y. Stahl & Holly Fernandez Lynch discusses the Trump administration’s 2017 change to ACA provisions, which exempts employers with religious or moral objections to contraception from including coverage for contraceptives in their insurance plans.
Cost of Military Transgender Care In The Spotlight
The cost of transgender health care is in the spotlight, both for veterans, and for active duty transgender troops. Mark Pauly discusses in a blog post.
Atheen Venkataramani talks with Knowledge@Wharton
Listen to Atheen Venkataramani and Alex Tsai of Harvard Medical School discuss the impact of the DACA repeal on public health.
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Biomedical Ethics and in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, and the Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics.
American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows
Mary K. Walton, MBE, MSN, BSN along with sixteen other nursing professionals with ties to Penn will be inducted to the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons
"One of the nice things about bundled payment is it can provide a direct financial reward for physicians to work hard on aspects of care that can be difficult and require coordination with the hospital," said Dr. Amol Navathe, an assistant professor of health policy and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Does Connectivity Help — or Hurt — the Doctor-Patient Relationship?
Christian Terwiesch, a Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions, has co-authored two new studies related to technology and health care.
Trump Slows Efforts to Cut Health-Care Costs
Undoing Medicare caps for joint replacements will cost $90 million
Narrow Networks Get Even Tighter When Shopping for Mental Health Specialists
Daniel Polsky, PhD, executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and senior author of the study, says the report sheds more light on the challenges insurers face in trying to develop networks of mental health care providers.
Penn Medicine researcher highlights health dangers of ending DACA
As backlash continues against the Trump administration's plans to end DACA, a new essay co-authored by a Penn Medicine researcher predicts the change in policy will have a negative impact on the mental health of the nearly 800,000 whose lives the DACA termination would reach.
Dreams Revived? The Public Health Case for DACA
In an inspiring perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, new LDI Senior Fellow Atheendar Venkataramani and Alexander Tsai of Harvard explain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urge medical and public health professionals to counter the threat posed by the program’s rescission.