Rethinking Population Health: Disproven assumptions, unintended consequences, & developing a new framework to get it right

  • November 15, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • In-person: Main, Room 1100
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Population Health is a relatively new approach to health care delivery that aims to improve the health of entire populations while reducing the per capita cost of care delivery. Recent research findings have challenged predominant models of population health, particularly the assumptions made regarding risk stratification and the effectiveness of intensive case management interventions for so-called “super-utilizers.” In some cases, risk stratification and case management may have contributed to unintended consequences including patient harm and disparities in care delivery. This presentation will review these findings and discuss new approaches to population health that build on the lessons learned of earlier efforts. Specifically, this presentation will review more methodologically sophisticated approaches to risk stratification, the intersection with the social determinants of health, novel interventions for high-risk patients, and a new framework for managing rising-risk patients.

Scott D. Siegel, Phd, MHCDS

Meet the Speaker

Scott D. Siegel, PhD, MHCDS, is the Director of Population Health Research in the Value Institute at ChristianaCare. In this role, Dr. Siegel partners with multidisciplinary teams in the health system and across sectors to address the social and behavioral determinants of the health in our local community. In his prior role, Dr. Siegel served at the Director of Psychosocial Oncology & Survivorship at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. Dr. Siegel is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware and a Research Associate Professor within Psychiatry & Human Health at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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