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Five students and five alumni, including (from left) Laura Kimes and Marvin Smith, both '15, and Paul Cheng '03, were named 2015 Youn Impact Scholars.

2015 Youn Impact Scholars

Kellogg announces 2015 Youn Impact Scholars

First two classes to meet this year to discuss opportunities for social change

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Everywhere, hospitals are merging — but why should you care?

04/01/15 – Harvard Health Publications
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny regarding hospitals merging all across America. Dafny believes that there is too much market power concentrated in the hands of too few large providers.

Are We Teaching Millennials to Be Amoral?

03/17/15 – Huffington Post
Quotes Professor Brayden King, who said that corporations are now writing their ethics statements in a more "descriptive, rather than prescriptive" manner to entice future employees.

Guide to MBA Case Competitions

03/14/15 – Poets & Quants
Article lists P&Q’s top 20 MBA case competitions, including the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also notes that a Kellogg team won the Deloitte National Case Competition in January.

Kamala Harris calls Prime's bluff in hospital deal's collapse

03/13/15 – Los Angeles Times
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on the issue of a for-profit hospital model serving a low-income community. "In some cases, they might even be more efficient," she said. But it's also relatively rare to see for-profit hospitals offering expensive, unprofitable services.

New Case Competition Attracts Top Schools

03/13/15 – Poets & Quants
Article mentions the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also mentions that Kellogg teams won the Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition, Anderson’s entertainment business case competition and the MBA National Case Competition.

Nightly Business Report

03/03/15 – CNBC
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. He said that adverse ruling out of the Supreme Court could cause the beginning of the end of the ACA in the states that chose to use the federal exchange rather than set up their own exchanges.

U.S. Fracking Boom Won't Bring Manufacturing Home: Analysts

03/01/15 – Forbes
Article mentions Kellogg’s 2015 Energy Conference, which focused on the impact of cheap gas and oil from the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of shale.

Illinois Medicaid penalizes another health plan

01/13/15 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that the penalized plan must prepare to potentially be flooded with patients who choose the plan voluntarily.

Do No Harm? It May Be Hard to Avoid With Health Law’s Medicare Cuts

01/05/15 – The New York Times
Article cites a study by Professors David Dranove, Craig Garthwaite and Christopher Ody that found that hospitals responded to the 2008 market collapse not by cutting staff but by trimming back in other specific areas, including advanced medical records and less profitable services like those for substance use treatment or those provided in trauma centers.

Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund

Fighting malaria with mobile devices

10/31/14 – Malaria No More CEO spoke on the private ventures helping tackle this public scourge

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Caremark planning bigger copay at drugstores that sell cigarettes

10/20/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the measure isn't necessarily anti-competitive and that the concept of preferred networks for pharmacies has been a growing trend.

Hospital ratings: What the shift from inpatient to outpatient means for performance measurement

09/29/14 – Becker’s Hospital CFO
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that volume-related hospital metrics will continue to be important in assessing performance and profitability going forward, but which volumes have the most impact will change as healthcare providers focus on population health management.

State's peers offer lessons in building Obamacare exchange

09/18/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said, “We have the advantage of being a second-round adopter, and that advantage is enormous.”

Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser

09/17/14 – Modern Healthcare
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said, “That is a pretty bold play. It's not obvious how they're going to reduce hospital occupancy and come out on top.”

Why not everyone is happy with the Advocate-NorthShore engagement

09/12/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business

Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said, “I would be surprised if in three years Advocate did not start its own insurance plan.

Loan Forgiveness Isn’t the Best Use of Government Resources, Paper Says

09/11/14 – The Wall Street Journal

Article reports on a paper by Professor Janice Eberly that found that funding mortgage debt reduction for underwater homeowners is a less efficient use of government resources than other types of mortgage relief, including refinancing. Also covered by Financial Times.

Health care symposium

State of exchanges

09/09/14 – Five lessons learned from Kellogg's state health insurance marketplace symposium

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Kentucky, Maryland Point to Benefits of State-Operated Health Marketplaces

09/08/14 – Bloomberg BNA
Article reports on the State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges forum sponsored by Kellogg. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, “We know that in states that did both the Medicaid expansion and exchanges, we saw the biggest declines in the rates of the uninsured.”

Full of ideas, Don Berwick looks for traction

09/03/14 – Boston Globe
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that Berwick didn’t invent anything per se, but he highlighted the need for management techniques in the highly complex medical field.

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