Improving Outcomes in Population Health

Course #PH162017

Total Course Available CE Credits: 5.75 (all modules)


Course Directors:

David B. Nash, MD, MBA HQ
Founding Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health
Board-Certified Internist
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Internationally Recognized Author and Editor


Description: Improving Outcomes in Population Health explores how case managers and the rest of the transdisciplinary team can improve health outcomes across a population—namely, by focusing on keeping individuals healthy and out of the hospital. It begins by looking at the concept of population health management, which emphasizes value over volume for patients. Next, it explores how health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records (EHR), can streamline and troubleshoot patient care, and how better strategies of patient engagement, like Motivational Interviewing and telehealth, can help patients better manage their care at home. Last, the course explores how an integration of medical care and behavioral healthcare can be a win-win for both practices and patients who are trying to manage, simultaneously, behavioral health issues and chronic diseases—and, as a result, support the goals of good population health management.

Business goals: The purpose of the Improving Outcomes in Population Health course is to:
» Reduce readmission of patients with chronic diseases by 25 percent
» Increase appropriate coordination with behavioral health interventions by 30 percent


Course Modules

Module A: Care Management for a Population

Module B: Healthcare Analytics and Metrics for Success

Module C: Patient Engagement & Care Transitions

Module D: New Models of Behavioral Healthcare