Month at LDI
Richmond receives research award. Kudos to LDI Senior Fellow Therese
Richmond, PhD, CCRNP, FAAN, who received the American Association of Critical
Care Nurses' 2005 Excellence in Research award. Dr. Richmond's research
focuses on disability and outcomes following traumatic injury and repercussions
of firearm violence. She is an associate professor in Penn's School of
Nursing, and serves as Research Director for the Firearm and Injury Center
at Penn (FICAP).
Health policy seminar series begins at University of the Sciences in
Philadelphia (USP). The Health Policy program at USP, directed by
LDI Adjunct Senior Fellow Robert Field, JD, PhD, sponsors a seminar series
on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. on USP's campus, located at 600 S. 43rd Street.
The presentations are free and open to the public. This semester's series
on ethical issues in health policy features expert speakers who will address
a range of issues under debate among the public, providers, and politicians.
Health Policy: We welcome Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer
of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He will provide
an insider's view of how the Medicare program decides to cover new medical
technology. Please join us on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 12:00-1:30
Each July 1, an entire group of senior medical residents move on and new
interns begin in teaching hospitals. We have invited Robert Huckman, PhD,
Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, to summarize his research
on how this turnover affects hospital productivity and patient outcomes.
Don't miss his talk on Friday, February 25, 2005, at 12:00-1:30 pm.
Racial Disparities in Cardiac
Care: Geography Matters
by Peter W. Groeneveld, MD
News about recent federal and state developments, from the University of
Pennsylvania Health System's Office of Government Relations.
Health Policy: On January 28, Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director of the
Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), spoke about steps needed
to link health services research, policy, and practice. Her talk was the
annual Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture, which honors Dr. Leighton,
Senior Vice President of Administration, Planning and Science Policy at
Merck & Co., Inc. for nearly three decades.
Slides of January 28 talk
Dennis Scanlon, PhD, of Penn State shed light on the relationship among
HMOs, competition and other market factors, and quality measures.
Paper from January
Management program targets chairs and chiefs of
surgery. LDI Executive Education will host the 2005 Wharton Executive
Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders. This is the fifth program
in a series targeted to Chairs and Chiefs of Academic Surgery. This class
of 50 will learn persuasion, influence and negotiation skills with Dr.
Charles Dwyer and Dr. Mario Moussa. The program is scheduled for March
4-6, 2005 at the Inn at Penn hotel.
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