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Dr. Lawrence Casalino Appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

July 11, 2019

Dr. Lawrence Casalino, chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, and the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) by the U.S....

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Biomedical Business Plan Challenge Nurtures Weill Cornell Medicine Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2019

Dr. Jyotishman Pathak, the Frances and John L. Loeb Professor of Medical Informatics, and chief of the Division of Health Informatics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, wanted to improve the way clinicians treat the more than 1.5 million U.S. women who suffer from mood and...

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Dr. Geraldine McGinty Wins Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

April 23, 2019

Dr. Geraldine McGinty, chief strategy officer of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Jessica M...

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Scientific Highlights

Comprehensive Mandates for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Reduce Opioid Prescriptions and Hospital Use

September 3, 2019

States that require prescribers and dispensers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related hospital use compared to states with weak drug monitoring program mandates, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The approximate annual reduction of about 12,000 inpatient stays and 39,000 emergency department visits...

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Scientific Breakthroughs
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Utilization Variation In Military Versus Civilian Care: Evidence From TRICARE

August 12, 2019

In a Health Affairs study, Dr. Amelia Bond and colleague compare geographic variation in health care use between a military system and a civilian system. Read more here

Scientific Breakthroughs

Trends in Foster Care Entry Among Children Removed From Their Homes Because of Parental Drug Use, 2000 to 2017

July 19, 2019

Study in JAMA Pediatrics notes the steady rise in foster care cases due to parental drug use and how it coincides with increasing trends in opioid use and overdose deaths. Read more here

Scientific Breakthroughs

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