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Open Access Pedagogy: How to best teach population health to future healthcare leaders

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Our healthcare system is moving from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to one that provides payment for improvements in three areas related to care: quality, coordination, and cost. Healthcare organizations must use a population health approach when delivering care under this new paradigm. Health administration programs play a critical role in training future leaders of healthcare organizations to be adaptable and effective in this dynamic environment. The purpose of this research was to: (1) engage health administration educators in a dialogue about population health and its relevance to healthcare administration education; (2) describe pedagogical methods appropriate for teaching population health skills and abilities needed for successful careers in our healthcare environment; and (3) identify current student learning outcomes that participants can tailor to utilize in their undergraduate and graduate health management courses. Authors conducted focus groups of participants attending this educational session at the 2018 annual AUPHA meeting. Qualitative analysis of the focus group discussions identified themes by a consensus process. Study findings provide validated recommendations for population health in the health administration curriculum. The identification of pedagogical approaches serves to inform educators as they prepare future health administrators to practice in this new era of healthcare delivery.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2018

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  • The Journal of Health Administration Education (JHAE) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which chronicles research, case studies, and essays by leading health administration educators and professionals.
    The Journal addresses key policy issues in health administration management nationally and internationally and is the foremost authoritative guide on the latest academic and professional developments in the field.
    As one of the only professional publications in the field, the Journal sets a standard in health administration education research.

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