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Population Health Management for Poly Chronic Conditions

Evidence-Based Research Approaches


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Exploring Trends and Strategies in PHM

  3. Identifying Evidence-Based Approaches to PHM

  4. Implementing and Optimizing the Use of Health Information Technology in PHM Practice and Research

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-186

About this book


This book is dedicated to population health management and how it can be used to improve the health care and outcomes for patients with poly chronic conditions. The book uses an integrated approach guided by a transdisciplinary orientation that incorporates both a macro and a micro-theoretical framework for promoting population health management.  Thus, policy decision makers can prioritize how limited resources can be used to optimize health service needs of the chronically ill and disabled in the nation as well as in the globe. The book also identifies appropriate applications of health information technology that can facilitate interoperability, data sharing and effective communication to ensure that applicable knowledge is derived from the available information. Multiple implications of population health management for poly chronic conditions suggest that concerted efforts in promoting preventive strategies can yield numerous benefits. Continuous improvement efforts through impact evaluation and a commitment to the adoption of the health information technology resources needed are also critical aspects of this process. Patients with poly chronic conditions have complex needs and are often high-utilizers of health services. Great potential exists to improve the health and health care of these individuals through improved coordination integrating multiple domains of the population health management approach. Population Health Management is needed now more than ever due to the current challenges facing the health care system that were not present in previous decades. This book points out strategic directions suggested by empirical evidence and experts’ opinions on innovative care management solutions observed in many advanced countries.


Population Health Management Chronic Disease Epidemiology Poly Chronic Conditions Healthcare Finance Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Management Decision Support Systems Health Informatics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Health and Public AffairsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

About the authors

Thomas T. H. Wan is a professor of public affairs, health management and informatics, and medical education at University of Central Florida. He is an Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health and Public Affairs. He has taught at Cornell, Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his MA in Sociology/Criminology and Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from the University of Georgia. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship and earned his MHS degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He is conducting a national study on Rural Health Clinics in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) funded by NIH. This project enables him to investigate the effects of changing delivery systems or healthcare reforms on efficiency and effectiveness of patient-centric care in the United States. He is an editor of special issues of the International Journal of Public Policy and is an active board member of ten scientific journals. He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and 13 books. He has served on a variety of NIH study sections for twenty years (Aging & Human Development, Nursing, and Health Services Organization and Delivery). In addition, he has served on the Scientific Review Panel of the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan for more than a decade. His engagement in health services management research and consultation has helped the development of formal MHA graduate programs in Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, and Taiwan.

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