Public Health, Population Health, Population Health Management, and Describing a Role for Data Analytics: Ideas for Health System Administrators

*Corresponding author: Gregory Fant*

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short communication

Abstract

Some clinical medicine, public health, and health systems administration professionals recognize the role of data in identifying conditions that could be used in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals, as well as, in the development of public health policies or allocation of resources to prevent disease and promote health in populations. Data is important to assess the efficacy of a public health or health system program. In this short communication, key terms of public health, population health, and population health management are defined and, then, a role for data analytics is described to help health system administrators with population health management activities.

Keywords

Public health; Population health; Population health management; Data analytics; Health system administration.