Competition and Choice Improve Care and Save Lives, Study Says
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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Professor Martin Gaynor co-authors a study on hospital competition and patient choice and the effects on health care outcomes. "This research shows that once restrictions on patients’ choice in England’s National Health Service were lifted, those requiring heart bypass surgery became more responsive to the quality of care available at different hospitals. This gave hospitals a greater incentive to improve quality and resulted in lower mortality rates. In short–the introduction of choice and comp...
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Are Fitness Trackers Effective? A Heinz Expert Gives His Opinion
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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Professor Vibhanshu Abhishek discusses consumer adoption of fitness trackers in a column for The Hill. "As improvements in measurements have led to scientific breakthroughs across fields, fitness trackers have the potential to create a significant impact on understanding and affecting people’s health related behavior. However, the scientific research on the effectiveness of fitness trackers remains divided."...
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It’s Kind of a Big Deal!
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
David Ruppersberger is President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance http://www.alleghenyconference.org/PittsburghRegionalAlliance/), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development, and a long time Executive Fellow of the Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon. David came out to talk to Heinz students about the PRA's mission to market our region and the challenge of attracting significant employers to it.  He will also talk about the mega-deal that brought the Ro...
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Doctors, Decisions, and Data: Analytics for Better Health Care
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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A Heinz faculty member and alumna recently teamed up to improve decision-making and care delivery for patients with chronic conditions. Rema Padman and Yiye Zhang’s published their study in the American Journal of Managed Care. Their collaboration—which began while Zhang was a Ph.D. student of Padman’s—sought to utilize statistics and machine learning algorithms to better predict future clinical pathways and best practice treatments, as well as embed cost information in clinical pathways....
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The Not-So-Affordable Care Act: Heinz Professor Explains Rising Premiums
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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Professor Martin Gaynor discusses the possible factors contributing this year's increases in premiums on the ACA exchanges, as well as the future of President Obama's signature legislation following the election victory of Republican Donald Trump....
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Heinz Alumnus at the Center of the Global Fight to End Polio
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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Dr. E. G. P. Haran (Ph.D. '77) is a health consultant with over 35 years of experience in public health. He has worked for such organizations as Rotary International, USAID, and the World Health Organization (WHO), supporting efforts concerning reproductive and child health, family planning, nutrition, and capacity building of NGOs. But nowhere has Haran had a greater impact than in his work toward polio eradication, particularly in India, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippi...
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Heinz Students Voice Opinions on Election Issues
Release Date: Oct 17, 2016
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Three current Heinz College students share their views on contentious election themes including gerrymandering, deportation, and GMOs....
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Police, Violence, and Data: The BlackLivesMatter Movement
Release Date: Oct 16, 2016
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In the wake of recent incidences of lethal violence involving law enforcement officials in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, we sat down with Dan Nagin to talk to him about what factors led to these events, why there is apparent mistrust between citizens and law enforcement officials, and what policy, research, and training measures can be taken to help prevent these situations in the future....
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She is The Night!
Release Date: Oct 16, 2016
Yes! Bwah-hah-hah-hah!  Well actually, no she’s not a vampire, but to celebrate Halloween we had a visit from the Nighttime Economy Coordinator of the City of Pittsburgh.  Wait what - that’s a thing?  Yes, it is.  The mission of the NTC is to retain and grow the economic value of the social and nighttime economy while effectively preventing and addressing nuisance activities, managing public safety risks, and alleviating quality of life impacts. Some of the NTC’s goals and responsibilities incl...
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Prof. Gaynor Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Release Date: Oct 15, 2016
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Martin Gaynor, E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Heinz College, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. National Academy membership is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to scientists, social scientists, engineers, and medical and health professionals, and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their fields....
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President Obama Visits Campus
Release Date: Oct 15, 2016
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"Pittsburgh has been revitalizing itself through technology for a very long time." President Barack Obama made his fifth visit to Carnegie Mellon University today, this time for The White House Frontiers Conference, a large gathering of national thought-leaders co-hosted by CMU and the University of Pittsburgh, to discuss building America's capacity in science, technology and innovation. ...
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Prof. Brian Kovak on Trade, Immigration, and the 2016 Election
Release Date: Oct 14, 2016
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Brian Kovak is an assistant professor of economics and public policy at Heinz College. He is a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research as well as the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Kovak was the 2014 winner of the IZA Young Labor Economist Award, and is an expert in immigration policy, international trade, and labor markets....
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Heinz Students Putting Elections in Your Hands. Literally.
Release Date: Oct 14, 2016
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When compared to technology advances elsewhere in American society, elections have stayed relatively “old school”—with good reason, according to many experts. Innovations in electronic voting could streamline the process and boost civic engagement, but pose substantial security hurdles. Students at Heinz College have recently worked to understand this important and complex issue. ...
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Will Obamacare Survive? A Heinz Alumna Weighs In
Release Date: Oct 14, 2016
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Heinz College alumna Tara O'Neill, a Health Care Analyst with the American Action Forum, shares her view on the state of the ACA Exchanges ahead of the fourth open enrollment season under the law....
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Heinz College and Pittsburgh Steel the Spotlight
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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Pittsburgh’s arts and entertainment sector punches above its weight, making a major economic impact in the process....
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From College to the Pros: Heinz Students Help Local Sports Teams Innovate
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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In a sports-obsessed city, Heinz College students collaborate with Pittsburgh’s championship franchises to help them solve some of their biggest organizational challenges....
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Heinz Alumni Surging in Pittsburgh's Tech Sector
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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As a burgeoning tech industry reshapes Pittsburgh’s economic landscape, Heinz College alumni emerge as major entrepreneurial players – in hospitals, in cornfields, and everywhere in-between....
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“Streaming, Sharing, Stealing” Garners National Acclaim for Heinz College Faculty Members
Release Date: Sep 21, 2016
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In Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Press, Sept. 5, 2016), Heinz College entertainment analytics experts Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang explain why the rise of data analytics (and Big Data) is profoundly changing today’s entertainment industries, and how these industries can navigate the path forward in their changing marketplace....
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Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First
Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
Greg LeRoy directs Good Jobs First, a national policy research center promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development. See http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/. A long-time critic of the lack of transparency, necessity, and accountability in the escalating use of state/local tax breaks to attract corporate facilities (estimated at $70 billion a year), Good Jobs First is also a persistent agent of policy change. It recently celebrated the Governmental Accounting Standards Board...
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Tour of Brownfield Redevelopment in the Mon Valley
Release Date: Sep 09, 2016
Alumni Tim White (MSPPM '05) V.P. of Development for the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA (RIDC) and Sara Stroney (MSPPM ’10) RIDC’s Development and Policy Analyst served as tour guides. The tour included a drive-by of the Edgar Thompson Works (an active steel mill) and the Almono brownfield site, the location of the new UBER test track. It culminated with a visit to RIDC’s Keystone Commons Industrial Park, and a guided tour of TAKTL. TAKTL is an Ultra High Perfo...
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