Why Health Care is Going Home

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ( 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm )

Location: Babbio 122 & Babbio Atrium

Heath Lecture Series

Why Health Care is Going Home

Major health care market trends--demographics, health economics, consumer preferences, and advancements in technology--portend an increasing role for home-based care. Dr. Landers will review current models of home care, and explore how physicians and hospitals can collaborate with home care providers to meet the challenges they face in the era of health reform. He will look to the future through new models of home and transitional care that reduce re-hospitalizations and costs, but ultimately improve patient experiences and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Steven Landers, MD, MPH,
President & CEO, VNA Health Group

Dr. Landers is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second largest not-for- profit home health care organization.  As a certified family doctor and geriatrician, Dr. Landers places a strong emphasis on house calls to the vulnerable elderly and has a specialized interest in geriatric medicine, home health, hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the American Academy of Home Care Physicians.  He has authored several articles on the role of home care in national publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medicine.  In 2009, Dr. Landers was honored as the National Association of Home Care and Hospice Physician of the Year.

Before joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Landers served as the Director of the Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation and Director of Post-Acute Operations for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.

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