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Meghan Ross

3M Inside Angle: How Value-Based Care Does (and Doesn’t) Improve Health Equity

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From 3M Inside Angle: Let’s face it: Value-based payment models are still a work in progress. How can we create value-based programs so that historically underserved populations, both rural and urban, can experience improved care outcomes? Dive into the topics of health equity, advanced payment model design and more with guest Dr. Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “I think to truly make gains on equity, we can’t make it an afterthought of how we design policy. In other words, what I think the…

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Penn Medicine News: Text Messaging Shows Promise in Reaching Unvaccinated Patients

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From Penn Medicine News: Automated text messaging was as effective as direct phone calls in getting unvaccinated patients to seek out a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that demonstrated the possibility of lower-cost alternatives to traditional patient outreach. The research was published today in JAMA Network Open. “The take-away is that the text arms of our study were comparable to the phone-only arm, but the text messaging is less resource-intensive since a live call center only needs to talk to those who are already interested instead of making cold…

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AJMC: Dr Ravi Parikh Offers Solutions to Barriers During Shift From Fee-for-Service to APMs

By In the News

From AJMC: Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy, assistant professor of medicine, University of Pennsylvania, discusses the partnership between University of Pennsylvania and Tennessee Oncology, as well as the barriers commerical payers and practice partners face in the shift to alternative payment models (APMs) in oncology. Parikh and his co-authors published an article in the March issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, “Oncology Alternative Payment Models: Lessons From Commercial Insurance.” Listen to the episode at AJMC.

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INSEAD Knowledge: Why the Customer Isn’t Always Right

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From INSEAD Knowledge: We all have the best intentions in life, whether it’s reading more, regularly going to the gym or watching what we eat. But keeping to these goals isn’t always easy or straightforward. Fortunately, a growing number of apps are designed to help us better track and achieve our ambitions. Featuring the gamification of targets and harnessing behavioural techniques such as nudges, prompts and incentives, such apps can help maintain an individual’s focus on hitting their targets. But to what extent do they work, and how can they be engineered for optimal effectiveness? Furthermore, does user behaviour tally with…

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Knowledge at Wharton: How to Build a Better Relationship at the Bargaining Table

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From Knowledge at Wharton: In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, powerhouse entertainment executive Shonda Rhimes said, “Never enter a negotiation you’re not willing to walk away from. If you walk in thinking, ‘I can’t walk away,’ then … you’ve already lost.” This all-or-nothing approach has become the standard for what’s considered to be success in negotiations, but it doesn’t have to be. Maurice Schweitzer, a Wharton professor of operations, information, and decisions, has written a paper with Einav Hart, management professor at George Mason University, that answers the question: When can negotiators get the best deal by not squeezing their counterpart? Schweitzer joined Knowledge at…

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Data Skeptic: Haywire Algorithms

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From Data Skeptic: Today, we are joined by Ravi Parikh, a Medical Oncologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He runs a lab that develops and implements machine learning predictive models in clinical care. Ravi discusses his research on how the pandemic has toppled the performance of machine learning models in the medical field. The medical researcher kicked off by establishing how he worked with other specialists such as behavioral scientists, implementation scientists, and end-users to turn medical data into actionable inferences. He emphasized the need for more humans, particularly medical practitioners when building machine learning models in…

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alison buttenheim promoted to full professor

Dr. Alison Buttenheim Promoted to Full Professor

By CHIBEblog

Congratulations to CHIBE Scientific Director Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, who has been promoted to full professor. As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Buttenheim’s new title will be Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at Penn Nursing and Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Precision Vaccinations: HIV Vaccine Acceptance Depends on Behavioral and Clinical Success

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From Precision Vaccinations: The first human trials of mRNA-based vaccines targeted against HIV began earlier this year. And these phase 1 studies are making encouraging progress with patient recruitment. However, epidemiologists and virologists have recently voiced ‘cautious optimism’ about these vaccine candidates’ success. It is also essential to engage behavioral scientists early in vaccine development. Scientists must think about how to place biological solutions within prevailing social norms, stated an article written by Devi Leena Bose on May 16, 2022. Published by the journal Nature, this insightful article is excerpted below. ‘For an HIV vaccine to be acceptable, experts need to strategize…

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Dr. Rinad Beidas Selected to Participate in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

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CHIBE Associate Director Rinad Beidas, PhD, has been selected as a member of the 28th cohort of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) ® program. This year-long fellowship for women faculty in the fields of medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy helps build leadership skills and offers networking and mentoring opportunities. “It is an incredible honor to be selected as part of the 28th cohort of the ELAM program,” Dr. Beidas said. “I recently collaborated on a paper published in Science Advances on how implementation science can be applied to address gender equity in the academy. In our review of the various evidence-based practices…

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