Using Informatics to Guide Population Health Management

Module Description

Information management is the nerve system of population health management, and clinicians must be “informatics-competent” to lead population health strategies. This course is designed to equip clinicians to step out of the clinical setting and use data and informatics to effectively lead population health operational strategies in non-clinical settings. The course provides an overview of data sources and analytic models that can be used to guide strategic decisions in a non-clinical setting.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals who are working toward population health management, especially in safety-net settings.

Duration and Fee

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Registration Fee: $20

CME Credits

This Enduring Material activity, Population Health in the Safety Net, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 10/01/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Working at the intersection of analytics, technology, and operations, Flint Michels understands both the strategic and operational dynamics that can impact the efficiency and effectiveness of health management programs. Flint has worked with payers, providers, and care management entities to develop, implement, and effectively use information and analytics to ensure high-quality, coordinated care.

Flint Michels discloses that he is an employee of Health Management Associates, a national research and consulting firm providing technical assistance to a diverse group of healthcare clients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for applying data and information from various population health informatic models to guide strategic decisions and operational management priorities
  • List and describe the various levels of foundational data available and compare and contrast each data source
  • List and describe the typical analytic reports applied to foundational data and how those models are used for different business needs
  • Describe the concept of an Enhanced Data Warehouse and why it is important from a reporting strategy
  • List and describe the various standard reports that leaders use to guide strategic decisions and day-to-day operational management of population health programs
  • Describe the role of the clinician leader in using informatics to guide population health management strategies and operational models
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