Source: LDI Health Economist, June 2014
A paper co-authored by a University of Chicago health economist and two LDI Senior Fellows has won the 2014 AcademyHealth "Article of the Year" award. The honor was announced at the health services research organization's annual research conference earlier this week.
Originally published in the Journal of Health Economics, the work, "Shipping out instead of shaping up: Rehospitalization from nursing homes as an unintended effect of public reporting," was produced by Tamara Konetzka, Associate Professor in the University of Chicago's Department of Health Studies; Dan Polsky, a Professor of both Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at The Wharton School; and Rachel Werner, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School.
CHIBE faculty member Rachel Werner will receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for, “conceiving and leading an innovative research program evaluating how clinical performance measurement in the VA and other health systems improves the quality and equity of the care patients receive.” The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the US government on outstanding scientists and engineers early in their career and is marked by a ceremony at the White House and a personal presentation by the President.
Source: C-CSPAN, January 5, 2010
Rachel Werner, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, appeared on C-SPAN as one of three authors presenting papers which dealt with public and private financing in long-term care and long-term support services. Werner spoke specifically on the use of market incentives to improve quality of care.
Rachel Werner, along with Co-PI Kevin Volpp, will lead a three year project funded by the Aetna Foundation to evaluate a large multi-payer medical home demonstration project in southeastern Pennsylvania, evaluating the effect of medical home implementation on costs, utilization, and quality of care..
Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), and staff physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC), received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 28, 2009. This prestigious award recognizes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions.
Source: medpagetoday, March 31, 2009
Rachel Werner, MD, PhD and a colleague from Rush University Medical Center argue in favor of providing incentives for actions taken to improve medical care quality and health, not simply changes in scores on poorly associated national quality measures, in a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Source: Caring.com, May 13, 2008
Dr. Werner compared the quality of care at safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals in an article published in the May, 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association.