Faculty Author Some of Health Affairs' Top Articles of 2020
Congratulations to Atheendar Venkataramani, PhD, MD, MPhil and David Asch, MD, MBA for authoring two of Health Affairs’ 20 most-read articles of 2020.
In Memoriam: Sandy Vanderslice
Our department remembers our beloved friend and colleague Sandra Vanderslice.
Scott Halpern, Jennifer Prah Ruger Elected Hastings Center Fellows
The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy is proud to share that two of our faculty members have been elected as Hastings Center fellows.
Remote Monitoring Significantly Decreases Rehospitalizations in Arthroplasty Patients
Remote monitoring in patients who underwent joint arthroplasty led to a fourfold decrease in rehospitalizations, a randomized trial found.
Even Rich Americans Don't Get World-Class Health Care: Study
Even the most privileged people in the United States with the best access to health care are sicker and more likely to die than average folks in other developed nations, a new study finds.
A New Text Message Initiative to Support Colon Cancer Patients
Now, when gastroenterologists diagnose CRC, they can instruct their patient to text “COLON” to 484848. Within minutes, the patient will receive a message: “You are not alone. You have our support. Here. Now.”
Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Provide More Kidneys for Transplant
Many kidneys from deceased organ donors in the US that are discarded because of procurement biopsy results would function acceptably if transplanted, new research indicates.
Global budgeting brings financial stability, care redesign to hospitals
According to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission member Dr. Amol Navathe, the marriage of global budgets and primary care can create tension between hospitals and other providers, which could help explain why they haven’t led to the cost savings experts predicted.
Expanding Therapeutic Jurisprudence Across the Federal Judiciary
New paper argues for "broader implementation of problem-solving courts, particularly at the federal level, that would operate according to the principles of therapeutic jurisprudence."
Team to Evaluate Health Outcomes Following Philly Beverage Tax
Congratulations to Christina Roberto, PhD, and Laura Gibson, PhD, who have received an NIH R01 to continue their research evaluating the Philadelphia beverage tax.
Dr. Norma Coe Earns Tenure
Congratulations to Norma B. Coe, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, on being granted tenure at the University of Pennsylvania.
A nudge helps doctors bring up end-of-life issues with their dying cancer patients
What matters most if you were at the end of your life?
'Internal Competitiveness' of Docs Spurs Improvement
"It seems like a small thing, but oncologists often don't do it ― enter the stage of a patient's cancer in a field or box in an electronic healthcare record (EHR)."
Dr. Werner Appointed to NASEM Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
Congratulations to Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, who has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel Named to President-elect Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board
Our department's Dr. Zeke Emanuel will serve on President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 task force co-chaired by Drs. David Kessler, Vivek Murthy, and Marcella Nunez-Smith.
Team to Study Implementation of Behavioral Intervention for HIV Care in Philly Clinics
Florence Momplaisir, Robert Gross, and Rinad Beidas have received an R01 as Multi-PIs to study the implementation of the Managed Problem Solving (MAPS) behavioral intervention in Philadelphia clinics serving people living with HIV.
Oncologist Pays for Patient's Meds: A 'Boundary' Crossed?
Steve Joffe, MD, MPH, weighs in on doctor-patient relationships.
Dr. Katy Milkman Named Habit Weekly’s Content Person of the Year
Congratulations to Katy Milkman, PhD, who was named Habit Weekly’s Content Person of the Year.