Master of Health Care Innovation

Controlling Drug Costs

In this video, Ezekiel J. Emanuel talks about some methods for controlling drug costs, including re-importation from Canada, and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. He recommends value-based pricing as a strategy. And he suggests that sometime in the next decade, one way or another, we will see serious legislation regulating pharmaceutical pricing.

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Division of Health Policy Contributes to Penn MacArthur 100 & Change Proposal

Vice Chair of Health Policy, Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, is part of a team led by Angela Duckworth of Penn Psychology’s Character Lab and Katy Milkman of Wharton People Analytics, which proposes to address the challenge of enduring behavior change through a submission to the MacArthur 100 & Change competition. The proposal was recently selected by the President and Provost of the University of Pennsylvania to represent the University as its submission to the global competition for $100 million in project funding.

Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

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Master of Health Care Innovation

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine introduces an initiative to address the rapidly changing health care landscape by advancing innovation among health care professionals worldwide: the online Master of Health Care Innovation. The first cohort begins in August 2017. Applications are…
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Children's menus still laden with fat, sodium, and calories despite industry pledges

"Some restaurant chains in the U.S. have added healthier menu options, but at the end of the day, what we're seeing is that little progress has been made to improve the nutritional quality of kid's menu offerings despite industry pledges," says senior author Christina Roberto, PhD, an assistant professor of…
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Medicare Bundled-Payments Model Cut Joint Replacement Costs By More than 20%

PHILADELPHIA - Bundled payment models can push Medicare and health system costs down considerably without sacrificing quality of care, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, the first to combine hospital cost and Medicare claims data to identify drivers of…
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