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  • Nursing work environment shapes relationship between EHR & quality of care

    In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. Now, focus is on how a comprehensive EHR can enhance outcomes. Yet, little is known about the sociotechnical factors that can shape the relationship between advanced EHR adoption and quality of care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Fintech: What’s real, and what’s hype

    Wharton’s Itay Goldstein discusses a new research initiative that aims to clarify where the actual promise lies regarding financial technology.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Why Congress might relax physician anti-kickback rules

    Mark Pauly and Genevieve Kanter discuss whether Congress will reform the law to allow accountable care organizations the right to refer patients to services in which they may have a financial interest, which runs afoul of anti-kickback legislation known as the Stark Law.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn Medicine opens new Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

    Building on a network of spine and pain care experts, with specialists from neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, physical medicine, pain management, radiology, the new $10 million facility, combines access to both outpatient and inpatient spine care. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Gene therapy vector core receives $13 million, five-year renewal from NIH

    The Gene Therapy Program Preclinical Vector Core in the Perelman School of Medicine has been awarded a Gene Therapy Resource Program contract to support translational, gene-therapy research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • SP2 faculty member testifies on positive effects of universal basic income

    Ioana Marinescu, assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, recently testified at the Ways & Means committee of the General Assembly of Maryland regarding the positive socioeconomic impacts of Universal Basic Income.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Abdus-Saboor named Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Professor

    As a Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology, Abdus-Saboor’s research aims to increase the basic understanding of the mechanisms governing somatosensory encoding, with a particular focus on pain.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Marie Kondo at work: Can your office ‘spark joy’?

    The cheerful Japanese organizing expert known as Marie Kondo is making many Americans think twice about how much stuff they really need in their lives. At work, benefits can be gained with a tidy space. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn researchers receive three of ten National Clinical Research Achievement Awards

    Three researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are among the recipients of the 2019 Clinical Research Achievement Awards from the Clinical Research Forum, which recognizes the ten most outstanding clinical research accomplishments in the United States during the preceding twelve months.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Setting up foals for success

    From December to August, breeding and foaling season, Dr. Michelle Abraham has her hands full with pregnant mares and foals at the New Bolton Center, where the critical care and internal medicine team offer services for mares and foals onsite at Penn Vet. The Healthy Mare Foaling Program provides 24/7 observation of late-gestation mares. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet