POPULATION HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
POPULATION HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The National Population Health and Care Coordination is offering a Certificate Program, sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health, in the form of an optional continuing professional education course within the conference for attendees wishing to take a deeper dive into the Colloquium's subject matter.
Participants may select either to attend Pre Conference 1: Executive Briefing - Implementing Population Health for Health Reform or Pre Conference 2: Super-Utilizers and Hot-Spotting for Clinical Leaders.
The Program requirements include:
Who Should Attend?
Attendees who successfully complete Program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
- Completion of pre-course readings. (6 hours)
- Attend either pre-conference, in person or online
- Attend Colloquium either in person or online
- Successful completion of the post-conference online. Exam questions will be pulled from pre course readings and conference sessions.
Those who are interested in developing a greater understanding of the field and working successfully in the area of population health management and care coordination. This may include individuals working in or with government agencies, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and physician organizations, home health agencies, other providers of Medicare services (ambulance, DME, lab), nurses and other clinicians, medical coding and billing staff, health care financial and auditing personnel, and many others.
Learning Objectives and Course Description
The purpose of the Population Health Certificate Program is to give participants an understanding of the systems and tools necessary to work successfully with population health models, processes, staffing, training, patient engagement, and reporting.
Course participants will have 90 days to complete the related online examination.
In order to earn a certificate of completion, participants must complete the course requirements as outlined in steps 1 through 5 above, including pre-course readings, and achieve a minimum score of seventy percent (70%) on the online post-conference examination.
Special Benefit for Population Health Certificate Holders:
Participants who successfully complete the Population Health Certificate Program offered in conjunction with the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium are eligible to receive a 15% tuition discount for courses taken as part of the Master of Science degree programs offered through Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health. To be eligible for this discount, Population Health Colloquium attendees must meet all admissions requirements for the program and must enroll by July 1, 2015. (This offer is only available for matriculated students). This offer is for new students only. For more information about Jefferson's master's programs in public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, applied health economics/outcomes research, and chronic care management, as well as the PhD in Population Health Sciences, visit www.Jefferson.edu/population_health.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of the Population Health Certificate Program?
Please see Population Health Certificate Program Learning Objectives and Course Description above.
- Is the Population Health Certificate Program a professional certification program?
It is not. The program constitutes an attempt to organize a focused curriculum around implementation strategies and issues pertaining to population health, while giving evidence of successful completion of that body of knowledge through the issuance of a certificate of completion.
- Please describe the post meeting online examination.
The post meeting online examination is a multi-question examination based upon the information made available in the preconference reading, preconference training, and the Colloquium agenda. Participants may take this examination at any time during the ninety (90) days following the Colloquium. They will be given a web link to the examination and a unique username and password to access the examination. Candidates will have one hour to complete the examination once begun. The examination may be taken up to three (3) times. New questions will rotate through the examination. Candidates must score seventy percent (70%) or more to successfully complete this requirement.
- Have any other conferences offered a comparable certificate program?
Yes, the following events offer similar programs: the National Medical Home Summit, www.MedicalHomeSummit.com, offers the Medical Home Training Program, www.MedicalHomeSummit.com/training.html the National RAC Summit, www.RACSummit.com, offers the RAC Certificate Program, www.RACSummit.com/training.html; and the National Quality Colloquium, www.QualityColloquium.com, offers the Patient Safety Certificate Program, http://www.qualitycolloquium.com/certificate.html.