Strategies to Optimize Population Health Management: Implications for Elder Care with Poly Chronic Conditions

  • Thomas T. H. Wan


Population health management targets subpopulation groups that have varying health-care needs. This chapter sheds the light on how health-care informatics and management enable care providers and managers to improve patient-centered care for frail seniors and to use electronic health records (EHRs) effectively. Its strategic aims are to (1) develop a coordinated Health-Federated Information Network for Data Electronic Retrieval (Health-FINDER) system, (2) impart knowledge and skills for integrated care for high-risk elders, (3) provide IT integration service for primary care physicians and staff for evidence-based care management, (4) design and implement quality improvement initiatives via health information exchange (HIE) for poly chronic conditions, (5) prevent and divert inappropriate hospitalization or institutionalization, (6) assist providers with Health-FINDER to promote population health management, (7) engage in interdisciplinary informatics research by partnering with community stakeholders, and (8) leverage community, state, and federal resources to optimize success for elder care. A transdisciplinary perspective to PHM is suggested.


Elder care Transdisciplinary perspective Health-FINDER Health information exchange Subpopulation IT integration Integrated care Patient engagement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas T. H. Wan
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  1. 1.College of Health and Public AffairsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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