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Penn Medicine Receives Four National Awards from Vizient
March 13, 2019
Penn Medicine has received four national, data-driven health care awards from Vizient, one of the country’s largest health care performance-improvement companies, whose services include workforce optimization, supply chain operations, and data and analytics.
Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety
March 06, 2019
When medical residents were permitted to work shifts longer than 16 hours, patient mortality was not affected and the doctors themselves did not experience chronic sleep loss, according to a pair of papers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts.
The Single Word Most Associated with Negative Hospital Reviews on Yelp May Point to Poor Communication
February 14, 2019
A Penn Medicine research team found that the word “told” was tied to almost 20 percent of poor reviews
Bioethicists Call for Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer “Neurotechnologies” Promising Unproven Benefits
January 18, 2019
Penn bioethicist proposes a working group to study and monitor poorly regulated products, predicted to top $3 billion by 2020.
Community Health Workers Can Reduce Hospitalizations by 65 Percent and Double Patient Satisfaction with Primary Care
October 22, 2018
Community health workers—trusted laypeople from local communities who help high-risk patients to address social issues like food and housing insecurity—can help reduce hospital stays by 65 percent and double the rate of patient satisfaction with primary care, according to new study results published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Penn Medicine’s Community Health Worker Model Recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
October 17, 2018
A team from Penn Medicine that runs a program to improve health outcomes for veterans received a “Gold Status” Diffusion of Excellence award from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the health care arm of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Penn Medicine Launches Initiative to Transform Electronic Health Record Systems
October 10, 2018
Each year, advances make medical devices safer and propel the development of ever-more targeted drugs and precise surgeries. Digital health technology is also emerging as a force to revolutionize patient care.
Kidney Care Conflicts of Interest: Penn Medicine Experts Call for Transparency on Joint-Venture Dialysis Clinics
October 03, 2018
Penn Medicine experts in nephrology and health policy call for more transparency about joint-venture ownership of dialysis clinics to better understand what impact these arrangements may have on patient referrals and clinical outcomes.
Penn’s Jonathan Moreno Receives Bioethics Lifetime Achievement Award
August 09, 2018
Describing him as “one of the world’s foremost experts in bioethics and politics and bioethics in national security,” the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities has awarded Penn Medicine bioethicist Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Inaugural Class of the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program Commence Unique Collaborative Training
August 08, 2018
Four Penn Medicine postdoctoral trainees have been awarded three-year fellowships through a newly established program, the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
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