Population Management: Why Me? Why Now?

Primary care providers are seeking ways to provide quality care while managing time efficiently. The question is often raised as to how population management can help achieve these goals and how it is relevant in daily practice. This CME activity presents a one-on-one interview with an experienced faculty physician who has sought answers to many pressing questions that most providers ask, such as “Why is population management important? How does monitoring patient data influence practice decisions?” The foundational elements of population management are described, along with examples of its practical application to disease management. A simplified approach to data collection and its usefulness is addressed, as well as some of the challenges one might face when analyzing the data collected. Resources are also described to assist the primary care provider in the endeavor to implement population management.

Method of Participation

This activity is in a video and synchronized slides format with a closed captions option. A text and slides (PDF) viewing option is also available. References are linked to online resources.

To receive a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ you should:

  • View the presentations in this enduring material.
  • Complete the posttest (you must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly).
  • Complete and submit the CME registration and evaluation forms.

The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 0.75 hours.

Hardware/software requirements: Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

If you have questions about the participation process, please e-mail the UT Southwestern Medical Center, cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu or phone 214-648-3138.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by UT Southwestern Medical Center for 0.75 hour(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Term of Approval

September 2014 through September 2016. Original release date: September 2014.

Peer Review

In September 2014, this continuing medical education online enduring material was reviewed by Nitin Budhwar, MD, Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. To ensure the continued scientific relevance of this enduring material, its content will be reviewed again in September 2015.

Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

Robert Rege, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Office of Continuing Medical Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Disclaimer

This CME activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Information and opinion offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

This CME activity has been planned to be well-balanced and objective in discussion of comparative treatment regimens, and the the activity format allows for the free scientific exchange of ideas. Information and opinions offered by the speakers represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the audience should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Links are provided to other Internet sites solely for the convenience of users. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the site"s terms and conditions of use including copyright and licensing restrictions.

Disclosure

The UT Southwestern Medical Center makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based, accurate, current, and objectively presented. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical EducationStandards for Commercial Support™ the UT Southwestern Medical Center has implemented a mechanism requiring everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity (e.g., directors, planning committee members, contributors, peer reviewers) to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (drug/device companies) and manage/resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. Individuals must disclose to participants the existence or non-existence of financial relationships: 1) at the time of the activity or within 12 months prior; and 2) of their spouses/partners.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center does not view the existence of interests or relationships with commercial entities as implying bias or decreasing the value of a presentation. It is up to the participants to determine whether the interests or relationships influence the presenter with regard to exposition or conclusions.

If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box in the evaluation form. Please answer the questions about balance in the CME activity evaluation candidly.

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Jason Fish, MD, MSHS, Presenter
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Ericka Harden-Dews, JD, CCMEP, CME Staff
Associate Director
Office of Continuing Medical & Public Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Budhwar Nitin, MD, Peer Reviewer
Assistant Professor
Family & Community Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Anne N. Perch, MBA, CCMEP, CME Staff
Assistant Vice President 
Office of Continuing Medical & Public Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Deborah Phillips, BSN, RN, MPH, CME Staff
CE Program Coordinator
Office of Continuing Medical & Public Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Some drugs/devices identified during this activity may have United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for specific purposes only or for use in restricted research settings. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the individual physician to determine the FDA status of each drug or device that he/she wishes to use in clinical practice and to use the products in compliance with the applicable law.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center requires that all contributors disclose an unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products, and provide adequate scientific and clinical justification for such use. Physicians are urged to fully review all the available data on products or procedures before using them to treat patients.

Target Audience

This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, particularly those serving underserved and vulnerable populations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify two factors that may influence patient outcomes which may be addressed by population management
  • State one way in which monitoring patient data influences practice decisions
  • List two examples of community resources/partnerships that may benefit a small practice
  • Describe resources a provider may need to initiate population management in their practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2014
Course expires: 
09/30/2016
Cost:
$0.00

Jason Fish, MD, MSHS, Contributor
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2014
Course expires: 
09/30/2016

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

Hardware/software requirements: Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.