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Population Health Essentials – Summer 2023

Ended Jun 7, 2023

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Dates: June 5 - 7, 2023

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Eakins Lounge</h4

Program Description

Population Health Essentials provides a 3-day comprehensive overview of population health and outlines the fundamentals necessary to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Participants with clinical leadership responsibilities may consider enrolling in the 2-day Population Health Management & Strategy Boot Camp which completes a 5-day Population Health Academy series. Attending five days can be applied to additional graduation education in the Population Health program at JCPH.

The Population Health Essentials course enhances the understanding of how to practice population health management, including care coordination, patient engagement, transparency, and accountability for all outcomes. Clinicians and healthcare leaders need to be able to work with and across stakeholder groups to coordinate the continuum of care and align to economic incentives in order to deliver the best possible care at the right time and at the best price.

Through case studies and real-life workforce applications, participants will review and analyze key areas of population health.

Program Format

This onsite - live 3-day educational program will encompass real-time didactic sessions, readings, curated and ad-hoc discussions, and interactive live group exercises. Participants will be required to attend all sessions.

The Program will feature

  • Instructor led sessions featuring interactive discussions, case students and real-world workplace examples.
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other participants and healthcare stakeholders facing similar challenges.
  • Skills and knowledge to help focus your organization's population health strategy.
  • Online access to coursework and materials, during the program and up to 6 months after the program.

During this Program You Will Learn To

  • Identify the key stakeholders in the US health care system and understand how and why their complex interrelationships influence population health outcomes.
  • Define and describe the population health paradigm and identify practice and payment models and strategies for population health management and creating a culture of wellness.
  • Examine the special microeconomic characteristics of the health care market.
  • Apply behavioral economic theory to the design of patient adherence strategies and provider incentive schemes which align with special characteristics of the healthcare market.
  • Explain the fundamental role and necessity for data management and analytics for population health, in care delivery, care coordination, patient engagement and organizational decision making.
  • Discuss the role of quality improvement in the context of population health management.
  • Describe ways in which a population health perspective affects healthcare priorities in the areas of transitions of care/care coordination, prevention, public health, and health policy.

Who Should Attend?

Clinicians, practitioners, administrators and executives from healthcare related industries, hospital systems, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, employers, insurers, and consultants.

Topic Areas & Faculty

Population Health & Value Based Care
Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA
Associate Professor and Program Director, Population Health, Jefferson College of Population Health
Social Determinants of Health
Mary Jane Osmick, MD
Physician Consultant
Mary Jane Osmick MD Consulting LLC
Health Care Quality & Safety
Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD
Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety & Operational Excellence, Jefferson College of Population
Health Economics
David Sarcone, MBA, PhD
Professor Emeritus of International Business Management, Dickinson College
Data Analytics
Harm J. Scherpbier, MD
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health;
Independent Health Consultant
Management & Strategy
Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD, FACP
CMO, Lumeris

Pricing Information

  • Individual registration: $2,500 per person
  • Group rate (3 + from same org): $2,250 per person
  • Jefferson employees receive a discount to attend. Contact jcph@jefferson.edu for information.