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CM 585 Population Health: Building a Foundation for Wellness Information


This CE course focuses on the major components of Population Health, past and present. You will review interesting complex systems and discover how a culture of wellness is created. We review organizations response to managing patients through Population health initiatives. Population Health data and analytics are discussed as are reimbursement models to support value-based care. The importance of Health Information systems impact on population health measurements of success from an epidemiology perspective are reviewed. Accountability for outcomes and quality is also an important part of the core material for this course as are disease prevention initiatives and access to care. Health promotion and consumer engagement models are also explained in relation to the social determinants of health. Population Health payment and patient management models are also reviewed. Key Population Health Stakeholders are identified. The future of population Health is projected with the establishment of the desired culture needed to be successful as well. The role of change management methods employed to make Population Health successful is also part of our studies. We also look at the many influences of policy setting practices that happen in the U.S healthcare system and legislation that affects Population Health programs. This course will expose any prospective or sitting manager to the many contemporary issues they need to be conversant with in order to be successful in their jobs.

Course Code: CM 585

Contact hours of education= 45.

This course is particularly designed for those who are seeking continue education units (CEs) for case management recertification.

Instructor/Course Author: Mark C. Barabas, BS, DHA, FACHE

Link to Resume: access here

TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.

Population Health, Creating a Culture of Wellness, 3rd Edition, 2021, Nash, Skoufalos, Fabius and Oglesby, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

ISBN-10: 1284166600

ISBN-13: 978-1284166606

Link to Purchase on Access Here

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

GRADINGYou must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 45 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.

BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 45 Contact Hours. Access information

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing  Provider # 50-11975.


The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.

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  • Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
  • Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
  • Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
  • Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
  • Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Chapter 1.

  • Explain the concept of population health
  • Recognize the need for a population health approach to healthcare education, delivery and policy
  • Discuss the integration of the 4 pillars of population health
  • Use the text as a resource for further population health study and practice

Chapter 2.

  • State the major characteristics of epidemiology
  • Define the Characteristics of descriptive and analytical epidemiology
  • Discuss distinctions between epidemiology and medicine
  • List sources of epidemiologic data
  • Describe methods used in applied epidemiology

Chapter 3.

  • Describe non-bio-medical influences on health
  • Discuss current effort to address the SDOH in the healthcare setting
  • Explain some key drivers of health disparities
  • Recognize the impact that racism, trust, stigma and bias may have on health
  • Consider how current efforts to address the SDOH may be applied to work you do or hope to do

Chapter 4.

  • Describe the structure, systems and stakeholders of the U.S. healthcare system
  • Describe relationships between the structural components of the U.S. healthcare system
  • Identify stakeholders in the U.S. healthcare system and how the influence the nature of system
  • Describe how the nature of the U.S. healthcare system influences population health

Chapter 5.

  • Describe the variety of healthcare reimbursement models
  • Explain the elements on the fee-for-service value-based payment continuum
  • Define the value in economics, health and healthcare
  • Explain the Triple Aim
  • Discuss the role of population health in supporting value-based payment

Chapter 6.

  • Describe the benefits of capturing clinical data in structured form in an EHR
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of clinical and administrative data for health services research and applicability in analytics
  • Understands ways in which provider organizations can use population-level analysis for performance improvement
  • Recognize informatics and IT systems support patient care and outcomes
  • Describe the components of population health management systems

Chapter 7.

  • Explain the drivers of system change and their impact on the population health workforce both inside and outside the healthcare delivery system
  • Outline a process for defining the spectrum of critical roles required to execute a population health strategy
  • Describe an approach to identifying the knowledge and skills required to meet a defined population health strategy
  • Explore the vital roles of leadership in sponsoring a workforce development strategy that aligns with and supports a population health strategy
  • Discuss the various learning approaches and delivery options available to meet the learning needs of different audiences

Chapter 8.

  • Understand how unhealthy behaviors contribute to the burden of disease in the U.S.
  • Understand how health promotion programs can overcome the burden of disease in the U. S. by facilitating positive behavior change among individuals, communities and society
  • Describe prominent health behavior theories and their key concepts
  • Appreciate the importance of rigorously evaluating health promotion programs by using evidenced based evaluation frameworks

Chapter 9.

  • Identify a range of commonly used consumer technologies that may influence health behaviors
  • Describe theoretical models and explanations of human behaviors
  • Explore prospective models of application of consumer-facing technologies in the healthcare field

Chapter 10.

  • Distinguish among the 3 main purposes of measurement: improvement, accountability and research and the different approaches to measurement based on the purpose
  • Learn about the role of healthcare in accountability for outcomes and the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Learn about the Triple Aim outcomes of population health, care experience, and cost and how to measure them

Chapter 11.

  • Identify the reasons why most change efforts fail
  • Identify the key elements of successful change efforts
  • Develop an approach to change that is designed to move people and systems together to create sustainable change, building of 3 frameworks offered here

Chapter 12.

  • Review the context of the shift of payment from volume to value and give examples of alternative payment models
  • Describe the changes in the use of people, process and technology required for success under alternative payment models
  • Identify operational aspects of care coordination across the continuum, and explain how they can be implemented in a volume-based environment

Chapter 13.

  • Understand factors that are considered during the policy making process
  • Identify the key players and their roles in federal policy making for population health
  • Appreciate population health policy making in the context of implementing innovative health care and delivery models that promote population health
  • Understand the role of advocacy in policymaking especially in the form of lobbying
  • Understand who lobbies, the different lobbying methods and considerations on which method to employ

Chapter 14.

  • Define a culture of health and wellness
  • Identify benchmark performance measures of a culture of health and wellness
  • Explain the elements of a roadmap for creating a culture of health and wellness
  • Analyze how a culture of health and wellness can contribute to solving the healthcare crisis in America
  • Explain the connection between a corporate culture of health and their healthcare coverage costs for their workforce and family members
  • Discuss the connection between health and wealth

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