TA 101 Lesson 2: Providing Better Care
You now have a basic understanding of population health and the fact that there are numerous factors that influence a person’s well being. As a health care professional, you will play an increasingly large role in promoting population health in the future. In this lesson, we'll share strategies for providing excellent care experiences at the individual level and maximizing health care's impact on overall health.
Estimated Time of Completion: 40 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain why health care influences only a small percentage of premature deaths.
2. Discuss the continuum from providing health care to individuals to providing health care to a population.
Contributors
Author(s):
Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Professor, Harvard University Medical School View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Madge Kaplan, Director of Communications, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
David Kindig, M.D., Rh.D, Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin View Profile
Ninon Lewis, MS, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
James Moses, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.