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In the News

A sampling of news stories involving the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

January, 2017
Penn Medicine News Blog

The Lab's work is included on Penn Medicine's roundup of the biggest medical science revolutions of 2016.

January, 2017
Health Affairs Blog

Health Affairs “top ten” papers list for 2016 includes the Lab's work that showed a strong correlation between Yelp reviews and HCAHPS ratings.

December, 2016
Penn Medicine

Coverage of our latest article published in JAMA.

September, 2016
The New York Times

New York Times article features the Lab's study published in Health Affairs.

September, 2016
Penn Medicine

Coverage of the team's article in JAMA Cardiology.

September, 2016
MedPage Today

Coverage of the team's recent publication in JAMA Cardiology.  Additional coverage: Reuters, tctmd, Science World Report.

July, 2016
US News and World Report

Access to birth control is improving, but there are a few things to be aware of before proceeding.  Nathaniel DeNicola weighs in.

June, 2016

Raina Merchant says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped.

May, 2016

Nathaniel DeNicola weighs in on apps and other technologies for expectant mothers.


The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

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