Penn LDI
November 10, 2020
Just days after the 2020 election, LDI convened a virtual seminar featuring Senior Fellows Allison Hoffman, Daniel Hopkins, Mark Pauly, and David Grande to discuss the possible implications of the presidential and congressional races on the future of U.S. health care reform.
In a virtual seminar, national experts discussed the extraordinary financial impact of the pandemic on all aspects of health care delivery.
Feature Stories
LDI Senior Fellow and Penn Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Ezekiel Emanuel was named to President-Elect Joe Biden's Coronavirus Advisory Board, indicating that much stronger safety measures than are currently being taken will be required to bring COVID-19 under control.
In a study in JAMA Oncology, Ravi Parikh and colleagues find that nudges based on a machine learning algorithm increased the rate of serious illness conversations between oncology patients and providers from 4% to 15%.
Cynthia Mollen and Christian Pulcini describe their recent Academic Pediatrics study revealing the many challenges parents and providers face navigating emergency care for children with complex conditions. 
Chart of the Day: Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease
Nabila Dahodwala, Pengxiang Li, and Jalpa Doshi
LDI Virtual Events
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET
Expanding Scope of Practice After COVID-19

Virtual Conference presented by Penn LDI and Penn Nursing, with keynote address by Martin Gaynor, PhD

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Coronavirus Vaccine: Addressing Challenges in Distribution and Uptake

A Virtual Conversation with Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, and Paul Offit, MD, moderated by Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Missed one of our virtual seminars, or want to re-watch? Recordings are available on our website.

In the News: LDI Fellows on COVID-19
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Disruptions in Preventive Care: Mammograms During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Health Services Research, November 2020, Hummy Song, Alon Bergman, Angela T. Chen, Dan Ellis, Guy David, Ari B. Friedman, Amelia M. Bond, Julie M. Bailey, Ronald Brooks, Aaron Smith‐McLallen

Emergency Approvals for COVID-19: Evolving Impact on Obligations to Patients in Clinical Care and Research, Annals of Internal Medicine, November 2020, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Alison Bateman-House, Steven Joffe

The Gears Of Knowledge Translation: Process Evaluation Of The Dissemination And Implementation Of A Patient Engagement Toolkit, Journal of General Internal Medicine, October 2020, Shimrit Keddem, Aneeza Z. Agha, Judith A. Long, Becky Shasha, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, Judy A. Shea

Learning About End-Of-Life Care From Grandpa, New England Journal of Medicine, October 2020, Scott Halpern

Predictors Of Specialty Certification Among Pediatric Hospital Nurses, Journal of Clinical Nursing, October 2020, Karen B. Lasater, Rebecca R. S. Clark, Margaret A. McCabe, Warren D. Frankenberger, Paula M. Agosto, Kathryn A. Riman, Linda H. Aiken
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