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Welcome to the Population Health Management companion web site. The content posted to this site is intended to complement the book Population Health Management: Strategies to Improve Outcomes by Ann Scheck McAlearney, Sc.D. It provides applied examples of the concepts described within the book, including population segmentation by age, geography, community, and employer; assessment tests and tools; and examples of cost containment strategies, disease management programs, injury prevention programs, and more.

In addition to enhancing your understanding of the concepts described in the text, this material offers additional resources for your research and self-study.

Part I Overview

1. Introduction and Overview

2. Population Health Management

  1. Measuring Population Health Outcomes
  2. Health Reform in Virginia Benefits from Population Health Management

Part II: Setting the Stage for Population Health Management

3. Defining Perspective and Populations for Management

  1. Population Segmentation by Age: Adolescents, Baby Boomers, and the Elderly
  2. Segmentation by Geography: Health Reform Initiatives
  3. Segmentation by Geography: Regular Source of Care and a Medical Home
  4. Segmentation by Communities: Idaho's Healthwise Healthy Communities Project
  5. Defining Community in Health Services Research
  6. Segmentation by Community for Health Reform Experimentation
  7. Employer-based Cost Containment Strategies
  8. Segmentation by Employer: Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
  9. Employer Cost Containment Strategies: Purchasing Coalitions
  10. Insurance-based Criteria: PPOs
  11. Health Plan Performance and NCQA

4. Targeting Individuals for Population Health Management

  1. Identification of High-risk Individuals for Intervention: Click4Care and MEDai
  2. ITG Asthma Short Form

Part III: Strategies for Population Health Management

5. Lifestyle Management

  1. Cost-effective Cancer Prevention Strategies

6. Demand Management

  1. Telephone Triage to Reduce Out-of-Network Utilization: Kaiser Permanente
  2. Telephone Triage Overseas
  3. Building or Buying a Demand Management Program
  4. Demand Management Companies

7. Disease Management

  1. Pharmacists and Disease Management
  2. Medicaid Disease Management in Pennsylvania
  3. Phases in Disease Management Program Development
  4. Pfizer in Florida

8. Catastrophic Care Management

  1. Renal Disease: Renal Management Strategies
  2. Catastrophic Care Management: Avandel Inc.
  3. Coordinated Pharmaceutical Care

9. Disability Management

  1. Transitional Work Program at Walt Disney World
  2. The Transitional Work Center at Steelcase, Inc.
  3. Other Ergonomics Programs
  4. Integrated Disability at Steelcase

Part IV: Integrating Population Health Management

10. Integrating Population Health Management Concepts and Strategies

  1. A Model or Population Health Management
  2. Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration Program (Figure 10.1)
  3. Total Health Management

Part V: Implementing Population Health Management Strategies

11. Strategic Program Management

  1. Program Sponsors and Program Focus
  2. Vendor and Contracting Concerns
  3. Carve-outs
  4. Organizational Change Theories
    (Figure 11.4)
    (Table 11.4)

12. Care Managers

13. Physician Involvement

14. Information Technology

  1. Decision Support Tools
  2. Telemedicine Programs
  3. Web-based Tools

15. Conclusion: Leveraging Opportunities in Population Health