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Population Health as a Network of Services: Integration of Health, Education, and Social Services

  • William B. RouseEmail author
  • Kara M. Pepe
  • Michael M. E. Johns
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on how population health can be conceptualized and managed as a large multi-level network of services. Specifically, how can we deliver the health, education, and social services to keep a representative population healthy within the highly fragmented US delivery system? A central consideration is the coordination of care, ranging from prevention and wellness, to chronic disease management, to acute care and managing the transition of patients from hospital to home, as well as from home to follow up visits and social services. This chapter addresses the issues and possible model-based solutions to successfully managing this whole process. A case study of substance abuse is discussed.

Keywords

Population health Service supply chains Care coordination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Rouse
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kara M. Pepe
    • 2
  • Michael M. E. Johns
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Complex Systems and EnterprisesStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.Schools of Medicine and Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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