Penn LDI
March 2, 2021
In a new white paper and accompanying policy brief, Penn LDI and the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania review what we've learned over the past decade of payment reform, and recommend ways that the Biden administration can accelerate and complete the nation’s transformation to value-based payment.
Hosted by vaccine policy experts Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt, CoVEReD brings together experts to discuss equitable vaccine distribution. Watch the first edition with special guest Susan Goold.
Our first virtual seminar of 2021 highlighted the interconnections among voting, structural racism, and health inequity.
Late last year, Penn LDI and Penn Nursing convened experts and stakeholders in a virtual conference to discuss scope of practice reform after COVID-19. Read the issue brief summarizing the conference. 
Analysis from Liisa Lane shows how the introduction of national system of e-prescribing in Finland reduced harmful co-prescribing of drugs by nearly 35% in rural areas.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
In May 2020, Penn LDI awarded 13 COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants, designed to produce policy insights directly relevant to the pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Starting this week, we highlight the funded projects and resulting products.
Capturing Social Distancing While Immunocompromised: A Photo-Elicitation Study
In Whose Best Interest: Nursing Regulation During a Crisis
Virtual Events
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health

Virtual Conversation with Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW, Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD, and Kathleen Noonan, JD, moderated by Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Friday, March 12, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Value-Based Payment: False Hope or the Future of Health Care?

A Virtual Conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, Mai Pham, MD, MPH, and Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Prospects for Reform of Individual Health Insurance and the ACA’s Exchanges

A Virtual Conversation with James C. Capretta, MA, Jonathan Gruber, PhD, and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, MS, MPH, moderated by Allison K. Hoffman, JD
Co-sponsored by Penn Law, Penn LDI, and the Princeton University Center for Health & Wellbeing, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In the News
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A Systematic Review of Surveys for Measuring Patient-centered Care in the Hospital Setting, Medical Care, March 2021, Sara C. Handley, Sydney Bell, Ingrid M. Nembhard

Predicting Cardiovascular Risk Using Social Media Data: Performance Evaluation of Machine-Learning Models, JMIR Cardio, February 2021, Anietie U. Andy, Sharath C. Guntuku, Srinath Adusumalli, David A. Asch, Peter W. Groeneveld, Lyle H. Ungar, Raina M. Merchant

Declining Life Expectancy in the United States: The Need for Social Policy as Health Policy, JAMA, February 2021, Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Rourke O’Brien, Alexander C. Tsai

Firearm Violence, Access to Care and Gentrification: A Moving Target for American Trauma Systems, Annals of Surgery, February 2021, Dane Scantling, Whitney Orji, Justin Hatchimonji, Elinore Kaufman, Daniel Holena


A State Financial Incentive Policy to Improve Emergency Department Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study, Psychiatric Services, February 2021, Austin S. Kilaru, Su Fen Lubitz, Jessica Davis, Whitney Eriksen, Sari Siegel, David Kelley, Jeanmarie Perrone, Zachary F. Meisel

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