Mitesh Patel (Penn CSP 12-14) recommends using the lessons from the failed use of calorie counts requirements on fast food restaurants to decrease unhealthy behavior to help shape the movement towards price transparency in hospitals. His op-ed piece was featured on the Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Voices Blog.
Colin Cooke (Michigan CSP 09-11), Brendan Carr (Penn CSP 06-08), and Penn Clinical Scholars Program Co-Director David Asch (Penn CSP 87-89) authored a study on the relationship between insurance expansion and critical care use in Massachusetts. The study, published in Critical Care Medicine, found that increasing the number of insured patients is not tied to higher ICU usage and was featured in Penn Medicine, UofMHealth, and Boston Business Journal.
Adrianne Haggins (Michigan CSP 10-12), Stephen Patrick (Michigan CSP 10-12), and Matthew Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00) published a study in Academic Emergency Medicine that found that following coverage expansion in CHIP adolescent non-ED outpatient visits increased and ED visits have remained the same. The study has implications for the expansion of insurance under the Affordable Care Act. University of Michigan Health featured the study and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation interviewed Haggins about the study in an article posted in October.
RWJF Clinical Scholars alumnus Harrison Alter (Washington CSP 97-99) coauthored a study that found the critical care workload in California safety-net hospital emergency rooms is increasing. The trend toward intensification of ED care is troubling as the Affordable Care Act plans to divert funds away from safety-net hospital emergency rooms. The study was published in the October 2013 edition of Health Affairs.
Jennifer Edelman (Yale CSP 09-12, VA Scholar) and Yale Program Assistant Director Marjorie Rosenthal (Yale CSP 03-05) coauthored "Time, Dual Roles, and Departments of Public Health: Lessons Learned in CBPR by an AIDS Service Organization" which was published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.
Matt Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00) redirects the right versus privilege argument in health care to one that classifies many aspects of the US health care system as a tragedy of the commons. He discusses theory and strategies to address the health care tragedy of the commons in his article on the RWJF Human Capital blog.
Kori Sauser (Michigan CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) discusses the universal health care debate and how her experience working as an emergency physician has helped shape her view of health care as a right not a privilege. Sauser advocates for the expansion of emergency department standards to universal access for primary and preventive care in her recent RWJF Human Capital blog.
The successful campaign of Katherine Neuhausen (UCLA CSP 11-13) and her colleagues to keep the doors of Grady Health System, one of the largest hospitals treating underinsured and underserved patients in the nation, helped the hospital convert from a public hospital to a non-profit organization allowing Grady to remain open and ultimately thrive. Neuhausen’s efforts are featured in an article from the RWJF newsroom and her narrative essay on the process was published in Health Affairs.
Katherine Vickery (Michigan CSP 12-14) discusses the importance of shifting the focus from innovation to one that highlights the importance of comprehensive, primary care in the U.S. healthcare system in a recent RWJF Human Capital blog.
Roberta Capp (Yale CSP 11-13) discusses how expanding Medicaid coverage is not a cure-all and how many people who are currently covered have difficulty accessing care in a Washington Post opinion article.
In a recent Health Affairs article, Katherine Neuhausen (UCLA CSP 11-13), describes her efforts in a grassroots movement led by students and resident physicians that saved a key safety-net hospital in Georgia. Now they are moving to expand Medicaid more broadly through the state under the Affordable Care Act.
Patrick Conway (Penn CSP 05-07), the CMS chief medical officer and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, has been appointed as acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Innovation Center.
Current Penn and VA scholar Lisa Rosenbaum (12-14) has an article in New England Journal of Medicine on overcoming the blind spots in health care reform.
Matthew Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00) and Stephen Patrick (Michigan CSP 10-12) published in a special supplement to the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics a study trying to determine why some hospitals are better able to help newborns survive then others. Read more about their work on the RWJF site.