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Arthur & Ilene Dalinka Penn Psychiatry Ethics Grand Rounds with Paul Appelbaum MD: “Patients’ Electronic Footprints: A New Source of Data for Mental Health Treatment?”

Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D. Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University "Patients’ Electronic Footprints: A New Source of Data for Mental Health Treatment?" This presentation considers patients’ electronic footprints as a source…

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We need unbiased medical exams for presidential candidates

As unusual as the 2016 presidential election has been, one obvious aspect has gone largely unnoticed: By the time the next president of the United States is inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, he or she will have reached or come close to reaching 70 years old. That all the remaining major…
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Price Transparency Not a Panacea for High Health Care Costs

In a JAMA editorial, UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, discusses whether price transparency helps lower the cost of health care when pricing of services is a choice tool for  deciding on a health care plan. Responding to a new study by Desai et al in the same May…
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