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Meghan Ross

Philadelphia Inquirer: How To Prevent Millions From Losing Medicaid Coverage

By In the News

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: by Kevin B. Mahoney and Madeline Bell, For The Inquirer Health-care coverage for millions of Americans is barreling toward a cliff. When the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives and the economy, millions of Americans lost their jobs and their health insurance. Fortunately, Medicaid — which makes health care accessible for low-income individuals and families and those with disabilities — provided the coverage they needed to avoid catastrophe. Today, approximately 3.5 million Pennsylvanians rely on Medicaid, over 1.5 million of whom are children. Unlike Medicare coverage for seniors 65 and older, in which participants remain eligible once they enroll, Medicaid has…

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First Round Review: Pull, Don’t Push: How Catalysts Overcome Barriers and Drive Product Adoption

By In the News

From First Round Review:  Trying to change someone’s mind often feels like a fruitless pursuit, almost as if it requires waving some sort of magic wand or casting an enchanting spell. On a smaller scale, you might think of a particularly sticky argument where you struggled to get your point across, or the broader, seemingly intractable debates that play out on the national stage. Founders looking to win over customers with their product know this frustrating feeling all too well, whether they’re trying to draft copy that convinces, develop features that add value — or get prospects to even pick…

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New York Times: Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home

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From The New York Times: Manuelita Romero sipped cranberry juice as she lay in her bed, surrounded by pillows, blanketed under a soft white cover patterned with blue-and-green flowers. She was 92 and wearing pearl earrings and a necklace of rosary beads. Her bedroom, in a sandy, one-story adobe-style house in southwestern Albuquerque that she shared with one of her sons, was decorated with figures of saints and angels, along with more than a dozen crosses. Perfume bottles, hair spray and tubes of lotion crowded the top of her gold-trimmed cream dresser. Her house was very small but cheery and cozy,…

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Apply to Penn’s Master of Health Care Innovation Program

By CHIBEblog

Passionate about health care? Penn’s online Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program forges a diverse network of innovative thinkers and leaders passionate about improving health care. Expert faculty lead a multidisciplinary curriculum that builds your skills for facing urgent needs and addressing long-term challenges. Learn online alongside physicians, nurses, executives, entrepreneurs, and researchers in a cohort-based program. Curious about how an MHCI might be the right experience to advance your work and career? Learn more. Early access application deadline for Fall ’23 enrollment is February 15.

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CNN: Opinion: My Near-Death Experience Teaches a Lesson

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From CNN: Editor’s Note: Dr. Kevin G. Volpp is the Mark V. Pauly President’s Distinguished Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. CNN —  Eighteen months ago, I woke up in the cardiac intensive care unit of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. “What happened?” I repeatedly asked the clinicians taking care of me as my brain struggled to process how I had gone from a dinner with friends to being on a ventilator in a hospital. I had experienced cardiac arrest in which a major artery supplying blood to my heart had suddenly…

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Hospice News: Study: Machine Learning Prompts Earlier Advance Care Planning, Reduces High-Cost Care

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From Hospice News: Mortality predictions and behavioral nudges by machine learning systems are associated with increased advance care planning utilization and reductions in high-acuity care. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently studied the effectiveness of machine learning algorithms in identifying high-risk cancer patients nearing the last six months of life between June 17, 2019 and April 20, 2020. During that time period, clinicians received weekly lists of these patients generated by the system, as well as ongoing email and text message prompts sent to clinicians to initiate goals-of-care discussions. The study’s results mark an important step in the role that artificial…

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5 Examples of How Behavioral Economics Can Influence Clinician Behavior

By CHIBEblog

Behavioral economics is a useful tool that can be leveraged to help clinicians make decisions that are in the best interests of their patients. Peer feedback, opt-out messages, and defaults are a few of the ways in which health systems can make the right choice the easy one to make for clinicians. See five examples below of how behavioral economics principles were used to influence clinician behavior. This nudge quadrupled advance care planning conversations between clinicians and patients with cancer. In this 2023 JAMA Oncology paper, the study authors tested a machine learning-based clinical care delivery intervention in cancer care…

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Joint Research Practices Group Receives Honorable Mention for Penn’s Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Award

By CHIBEblog

The Joint Research Practices (JRP) working group, an effort led by members of CHIBE and PAIR, has received an honorable mention for Penn Medicine’s Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Award, which was doled out at the Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. JRP is a group working on developing and disseminating best practices and guidelines for the conduct of inclusive and anti-racist research that advances the science and practice of health equity. Its work is evidence-based, community-informed, and programmatically focused with the aim of building digital resources and codes of conduct detailing best practices…

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