Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, a board certified internist, is Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing general internist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Landon studies tools that organizations can adopt to translate macro level policies and incentives into approaches to care that lead to better care at lower cost. This includes policies to promote integrated care such as managed care and accountable care, payment incentives at both the organization and physician level, and approaches to quality management and improvement. He is the recipient of numerous Federal and foundation grants including from the National Institute of Aging, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Landon is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He serves as the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chairs the Contracts, Audit, and Finance Committee of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization.
Dr. Landon graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a major in finance. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an M.B.A with a concentration in health care management from the Wharton School. He also received a M.Sc. in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.
In the absence of downward pressure on prices of drugs, tests, and procedures, health care prices are rising to whatever the market will bear. But these prices are far beyond what patients can bear, as evidenced by medical debt, bankruptcies, self-rationing, and other hardships that patients face. What can we do about this crucial problem? […]