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

October, 2014
Penn Medicine News Blog

Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Penn and director of the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab, was  named one of 16 semifinalists in Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly 2014 Health Hero Challenge.

August, 2014
Penn LDI

In an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roy Rosin, David Asch and Raina Merchant explore what health care organizations can learn from the viral success of thel Ice Bucket Challenge.

July, 2014
Newsworks

Small changes could significantly improve the usability of HealthCare.gov according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

July, 2014
iHealthBeat

Small changes could significantly improve the usability of HealthCare.gov according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

July, 2014
Modern Healthcare

Small changes could significantly improve the usability of HealthCare.gov according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

July, 2014
Penn LDI

Small changes could significantly improve the usability of HealthCare.gov according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Read Wong's opinion piece here.

July, 2014
LA Times

Small changes could significantly improve the usability of HealthCare.gov according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

June, 2014
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

The social media phenomenon that has revolutionized our culture's mass communications has, to a large degree, been ignored throughout the cloistered world of academic research. 

May, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Raina Merchant discussed using digital tools to share and study health information with students.

March, 2014
TEDMED

It’s hard to imagine a more concrete use of mobile health technology than Raina Merchant’s MyHeartMap Challenge.  Working with a group of students at Penn Medicine, Merchant, developed an app for citizen sleuths to mark the locations of AEDs in Philadelphia County. 

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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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