American Association for Physician Leadership® Prepares Physician Leaders for Population Health Initiatives

by AAPL | Mar 24, 2017
Launch of Population Health Essentials Course as Continuing Education for Physicians

Launch of Population Health Essentials Course as Continuing Education for Physicians 

(Tampa, Florida- March 23, 2017) — The American Association for Physician Leadership® and Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) at Thomas Jefferson University collaborate to offer “Population Health Essentials,” a new continuing education course preparing physicians to help lead their organizations to better manage change and improve the health and wellness of the population with solutions-oriented approaches. 

“Physician leaders are often best suited to mastermind population health management strategies as they are on the front-lines of patient care,” said Peter Angood, MD, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership. “Physician leaders equipped with the knowledge and perspectives gained in this course will be able to manage the change towards a health-centric focus as opposed to one that’s disease-centric.” 

The customized curriculum was developed for the American Association for Physician Leadership and features JCPH Dean David Nash, MD, MBA, and Healthcare Quality and Safety Program Director Mary R. Cooper, MD, JD, along with Ray Fabius, MD, president of HealthNEXT, the largest supplier of workplace health solutions. The course will support physician leaders by providing critical data and pivotal studies, as well as key viewpoints. Those enrolled in the online self-study program will learn strategies on how to improve population health and how to apply data analytics and performance management measures to gauge progress. The course also explores the challenges faced by 21st-century health care providers and how population health methodologies are being implemented as solutions. 

“Today, approximately 5 percent of the U.S. population accounts for 50 percent of all medical costs. Understanding the impact of social determinants like health disparities, socio-economic status, education, and individual behaviors of a population are key to developing and implementing an effective population health approach,” Nash said. 

Through Population Health Essentials, physicians will come away with new ideologies on how to advance toward proactive, coordinated care and practical approaches to measuring success, improving quality, and reducing risk and costs, Angood said. 

For more information on Population Health Essentials or to Register: https://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/self-study-courses/products/population-health 

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