Data is both the challenge and opportunity that will determine the success of the population health initiatives driving the major changes underway in the US healthcare system. Health system leaders and managers need access to high-quality, timely information about their patients. They need to understand the social, cultural and environmental factors that determine their attributed populations state of health and therapeutic effectiveness. This webinar will:
1. Describe the emerging discipline of population health, its determinants and the expanding role health care providers will be required to play in ensuring patients achieve and maintain their maximum state of health.
2. Understanding of the role data, especially community/population-level data, will play in supporting population health efforts and the importance of integrating this data fully into electronic medical records and decision-support systems.
Event: DVHIMSS Summer Webinar
Theme: Opportunities and Challenges of Data in Population Health
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00pm EST
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Dr. Drew Harris is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Policy and Population Health programs at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health (JSPH) in Philadelphia, PA. His academic interest is the complex interplay between public health, medical care and public policy. At JSPH, he lead the team developing the MS in Population Health program and teaches the Population Health and Health Policy core courses.
Dr. Harris is a health policy researcher exploring the impact of vaccine mandate policy on New Jersey vaccination rates. He founded the NJ Public Health Institute and served on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. He is an active public health advocate who testifies regularly on health policy issues. Through his op-eds and essays in the Philadelphia Inquirer Field Clinic blog, Wall Street Journal’s Experts Panel and other publications, he informs the public by telling the stories behind the health research.
Dr. Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES a public health practitioner, educator and researcher, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Urban Health at Jefferson University Hospital. Over the past six years she has taught the multiple classes in the Jefferson MPH Program. She has also served on more than 40 Capstone Committees and has mentored more than thirty public health students from other public health academic programs.
She has been involved in integrating public health content and experiential opportunities into the core JMC curriculum and teaching several community medicine electives. Dr. Brawer has research expertise in Community Based Participatory Research focusing on obesity, the built environment, developing low-literacy materials, coalition development and sustainability, men's health issues, diabetes, breast cancer and the development a community wellness center.