Key insights into harnessing the tools of population health to combat COVID-19

Key insights into harnessing the tools of population health to combat COVID-19

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 9 2020

Battling the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the inevitable next surge requires a data-driven population health approach. A special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Population Health Management is dedicated to combatting COVID-19. It embraces systems thinking and key insights from other industries.

This series of editorials, papers, and roundtable discussions highlights the need to harness the tools of population health to successfully combat COVID-19. The authors represent some of the most important companies and organizations tackling the pandemic, including Quest Labs, Humana, Microsoft, and many provider groups too. This dedicated issue will serve as a guide as we confront the next possible surge–it should be required reading for all healthcare leaders."

David Nash, MD, MBA, Editor-in-Chief of Population Health Management and Founding Dean Emeritus and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA

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Point-of-view, original research, and two roundtable articles comprise the special issue. Included in the issue are the following articles:

  • If Aviation Were in Control of the COVID-19 Response
  • A Simple Algorithm for Return to Workplace Employer Antibody Testing
  • Health Inequalities in the Use of Telehealth in the United States in the Lens of COVID-19
  • We Know Health Is Not Elective: Impacts of COVID-19
  • Changes in Health Care Following COVID-19


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