1-22-16 HOUSE CALL Double Forum (2)


ACADEMIC FORUM:  Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Weiskotten Hall, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1st floor auditorium, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

Kinosian and Yudin will deliver an academic presentation on the CMS demonstration’s research design and preliminary findings as well as their evaluation of Penn’s house call program and integrated medical/social services delivery model.  The presentation is designed specifically for researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, as well as educators and students in the health professions.

F.O.C.U.S. FORUM:  Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:30 – 8:45 am, City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St.,

Kinosian and Yudin will present an overview of the University of Pennsylvania’s successful primary-care-at-home‘house call’ program for homebound elders as well as the CMS Independence at Home Demonstration and the implications of both for growing numbers of aging adults. This presentation is designed for the general public and professional audiences. Conversation with the Experts Immediately Following.

Scholars Bruce Kinosian, MD, and Jean Yudin, GNP-BC, from the University of Pennsylvania will deliver two, free public presentations on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) “Independence at Home Demonstration.”  The University of Pennsylvania is one of 15 sites nationally selected to participate in the demonstration.  CMS recently released the study’s first-year findings of reduced hospital readmissions, improved emergency room primary care follow-up, improved documentation of patient preferences, and reduced use of emergency and inpatient services for selected conditions.

Kinosian and Yudin are pioneers in the design and study of in-home primary-care programs.  They were instrumental in creating Penn’s successful ‘house call’ program, which has been in operation more than 20 years, and in creating a model collaboration with Philadelphia’s largest provider of social services for older adults. The model demonstrates how integrating medical services with support services for frail elders in the community can be effective and efficient.


Click here for a “print-friendly” forum announcement.


Bruce K head shot




Bruce Kinosian, MD -  Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

As a geriatrician and health services researcher, he has developed and evaluated novel models of care for frail elders in the community, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funded Independence at Home demonstration. Dr. Kinosian works across the many sectors in the current health care system: Veterans Administration (VA), PACE and Medicare/Medicaid. Dr. Kinosian is also Associate Director of the VA’s Geriatrics and Extended Care Data Analysis Center, which assembles data from all sectors of the health system and applies advanced health services research methods to address operational issues for the VA’s Geriatrics programs.

Jean Yudin head shot





Jean Yudin, GNP-BCDirector of the Truman G Schnabel In Home Primary Care Program (TGS-IHPCP) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

She is also a longstanding board member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine. Ms. Yudin directs the University’s participation in the Mid Atlantic Consortium, one of the practices in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funded Independence at Home demonstration. She developed and studied the novel collaboration between the TGS-IHPCP and the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging (ElderPAC), which has demonstrated the effectiveness of integrated medical and supportive services to maintain frail elders efficiently in the community. She has recently been named to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Geriatric Medicine Board.

Central New York Citizens Aging Research & Action Network (CNY-CAN) is a partnership of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, HealtheConnections, the Southwest Community Center, and SUNY Upstate Medical University.  CNY-CAN is one of 47 projects funded by the national Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that is bringing older adults, family members who care for older adults, and citizens together with health providers and researchers to develop research ideas and projects focused on helping older adults age well in their own homes, even as age-related health issues arise. 

 F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse is a non-profit, citizen-driven organization serving Central New York that taps citizen creativity and citizen engagement to impact change in Central New York by enabling citizens, organizations, and government to work together to enhance the quality of our lives and our economic future.  F.O.C.U.S. stands for Forging Our Community’s United Strength.

HealtheConnections is a non-profit corporation that supports the meaningful use of health information technology and technology adoption and the use of community health data and best practices to enable Central New York stakeholders to transform and improve patient care, improve the health of populations and lower health care costs.

The Southwest Community Center (SWCC) is a non-profit organization serving the education social, cultural, health, employment, legal, and recreational needs of Syracuse’s low and moderate-income residents.  SWCC provides its network of services to residents of predominantly African American, low-income neighborhoods of southwest inner city Syracuse.

SUNY Upstate Medical University is the only academic medical center in Central New York and the region’s largest employer.  Affiliated with the State University of New York, its mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.  SUNY Upstate’s Division of Geriatrics is the lead division on the PCORI project.


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.