PP308 – Case Management Programs in Population Health
Case Management Programs in Population Health
Case Management is a continuously changing profession in health care. The professional case manager should facilitate coordination, communication and collaboration in order to maximize positive client care outcomes. Case managers work in every setting within healthcare with numerous different populations. Health care reform with the passage of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes fuel the need for continuous education and practice changes. Definitions of case management and population health are changing and highlighted throughout research literature.
The term population health has been in the literature since at least 1998. The definition varies depending on the group utilizing the term. The outcome for many programs has been improving the health of individuals.
In this poster presentation, we like to focus on: What is population health and what is the role of the case manager? How can case managers learn to effectively practice within programs such as population health? What outcomes can be achieved by the case manager interventions?