This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Two LDI Senior Fellows elected to Institute of Medicine.
We are delighted to announce that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has named two of our own as new members. LDI Executive Director David A. Asch, MD, MBA and LDI Senior Fellow Lee A. Fleisher, MD join a distinguished group of more than 1600 members worldwide who have received this honor. Overall, the IOM named 65 new members this year.
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/oct07/IOM.htm


Upcoming Seminars
Research
Please welcome Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, of the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, as he talks about pay-for-performance and hospital quality improvement initiatives on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:00 pm.
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And the following week, Larry Casalino, MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago will discuss his work entitled, "How Much Does It Cost Physician Practices to Interact with Health Plans?" Please join us on Friday, November 9, at 12:00 pm.
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Issue Briefs
A Wake-Up Call: Quality of Care After Resident Duty Hour Reform
by Kevin. G. Volpp, MD, PhD and Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD


Recent Seminars

Health Policy: On October 19, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, spoke about the challenges of improving urban health.
Slides from October 19 talk

On October 26, Richard Snyder, MD, of Independence Blue Cross, discussed innovative strategies to improve patient adherence to cardiac medications.
Slides from October 26 talk

Research: On October 12, Andrew Bindman, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, discussed his collaboration with the State of California to create evidence-based health policy in California's Medicaid program.
Slides from October 12 talk


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