Coordinating Care in a Fragmented System: Population Health Management

This program has been pre-approved the The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.  The course is approved for 39 CE contact hours.


Villanova is pleased to offer a unique continuing education course, Coordinating Care in a Fragmented System.  We have teamed up with The Geneia Institute to offer this course to give nurses and social workers the population health management skills they need to become effective care coordinators.  As you likely know, demand for skilled care coordinators has been increasing steadily as the number of accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes accelerates.  We expect the demand for population health management to continue, and likely grow in the coming years.

The course is designed to accommodate the schedules of working clinicians by combining in-person learning with online learning during the weeks in between classes.  Students who successfully complete the program can earn up to 39 contact hours.

Explore evolving models of care that require nurses and other health care personnel to practice in new ways that shift the focus from an episodic orientation to a population health model.  Gain the skills need to successfully function with accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), and other new modes of care delivery. These models are utilizing population health management methodologies to stratify and manage risk for patient populations, which requires a different set of clinical skills than traditional acute care.   This course is designed around three essential elements in population health management: managing high-risk patients, managing chronic illnesses, and managing transitions in care. Proficiencies required to achieve these goals include coaching, empowerment, motivating behavior change, advocacy, adult learning principles, measuring outcomes and continuous quality improvement. The course is being co-provided with The Geneia Institute.  It has been designed to include both live and online learning opportunities.  


October 3, 2015 - November 21, 2015

October 3 & November 14 on site; remainder on-line


9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM


Driscoll Hall, Villanova University



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