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Population Health Informatics for Health Care Leaders

Population Health Informatics for Health Care Leaders
October 17-18, 2017
Newark, Delaware

Integrating informatics and experience to inform health care decisions

Data analytics is frequently described as a “new” methodology but most health care professionals have been analyzing data their entire careers. The big difference today is the volume of data available to inform health care business decisions. New electronic health records are becoming treasure troves of information that will enable your organization to improve patient care, manage population health and reduce operating costs.

This two-day seminar will arm you with the tools and strategies to determine what data is useful, ask the right questions of analysts who support you, interpret results to make good business decisions and effectively communicate your conclusions to varied audiences. Topics include:

  • Health care informatics
  • Using data to make informed population health decisions
  • Techniques for using analytical tools
  • How to report and communicate results
  • Using informatics to improve care coordination


  • Clinical supervisors (nursing supervisors, IT, finance and operational management from health care delivery organizations)
  • Public health managers and leaders
  • Physicians, physician assistants, CMOs (chief medical officers), CMIOs (chief medical information officers)
  • Health care professionals who need to understand the interrelationships between health informatics, data analytics and MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act)


Day 1 – Oct. 17, 2017
Understanding Informatics

  • Introduction to Informatics: Presenting the basics about health care informatics
    • History of informatics, informatics terminology
    • Key stakeholders and activities
    • Sources of data
    • Data quality, identification of usable data
    • Application in the clinical setting
  • Data Infrastructure: Presenting a description of the supporting infrastructure
    • Data governance
    • Data and databases, health care information systems
    • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
    • Health information exchange: case study presents methods of data and information exchange and accessibility
    • Protecting health care information: privacy, security and consent
  • Data Analysis: Presenting ways of using the data to make better population health decisions
    • Population health research methods
    • Understanding informatics data: case study helps the participants understand data better
    • Data collection and mining
    • Prioritization, stratification, pattern identification
    • Root cause problem solving
    • Scatter diagrams: finding relationships between variables
    • Causation vs. correlation
    • Graphical analysis, data visualization
    • Reporting the information to various audiences

Day 2 – Oct. 18, 2017
Using Informatics for Decision Making

  • Data insight for clinical practice: Techniques for using analytical tools
    • Knowledge pyramid
    • Informatics research methodologies
    • Informatics metric identification models
    • Models for statistical prediction, risk identification and decision support
    • Informing care strategies using informatics
    • Informing operational strategies using informatics
    • Case study: Applying our learning
  •  Measures, Scorecards and Dashboards: ways to report results
    • Report reading
    • Metric reporting
    • Program evaluation
    • Cohort identification and management
    • Case study: Establishing measures and capturing results
  • Care Coordination Methods: Using informatics to improve care coordination
    • Evidence based practices
    • Patient engagement
    • Case and disease management
    • Transitional care
    • Team-based care
    • Telemedicine and telehealth
    • Integrated health
    • Connecting patients to their health care

 More details coming soon.

University of Delaware • Division of Professional and Continuing Studies
Newark, DE 19716 • USA
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