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Managing Health Across the Continuum: Contemporary Models and Applications of Care Coordination and Management

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Ashwini Davison
Ashwini Davison

One of the main goals of Population Health Management is improving health across a broadly defined continuum. How have approaches to care coordination and management evolved over the years and what have we learned to better understand and effectively manage population health? What approaches have been used to transition from a health-system centric model of clinical care to model where health management with both clinical and non-clinical partnerships is the focus? This course helps to answer these and many other questions related to managing the health of populations.

Performs in-depth explorations of a variety of contemporary models for care coordination and management. It encourages students to evaluate different strategies for identifying modifiable risks, aligning appropriate services, and integrating non-clinical partners in improving the health of populations. Also introduces students to the newest standards in the population health management category of Health Plan Accreditation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Provide examples of modern approaches to care coordination that extend the continuum beyond the healthcare system and into the community
  2. Describe the role of non-clinical partners in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations and underserved communities
  3. Evaluate contemporary care management models and their strategies for identifying populations with modifiable risks, aligning services to the needs of the population, and integrating the various services
  4. Interpret data from a variety of sources to identify populations of interest and to recommend appropriate community-oriented care pathways
  5. Develop strategies for meeting standards in NCQA’s new population health management category of Health Plan Accreditation
Methods of Assessment:

Quizzes: 20%, Assignments: 80%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students and Certificate in Population Health Management students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required