VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Convurgent Publishing announces the release of Population Health: Management, Policy, and Technology, a textbook that is a collaborative anthology on issues confronting today's public health and medical care stakeholders. Topics include: network leadership, health in all policies, technological innovation, aging population, chronic disease, public health system transformation, social determinants of health, health information technology and information exchange, health impact assessments, and behavioral health among others. 27 authors including contributions from the executive editors prepared 14 chapters.
Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, Director of VCU Center on Society and Health says, "To my knowledge, no other work examines the topic of population health with this level of detail, rigor, and clarity. This book comes at just the right time, as we recognize the urgency of shifting our thinking from patient-centered to "citizen-centered" policies to improve the health of communities. This book will prove invaluable to anyone undertaking this work."
Population Health – Management, Policy and Technology, First Edition, should serve as a textbook for use in academic and professional health and public health education, government, and not-for-profit sectors. It is an anthology that transcends the boundaries of individual health, healthcare, traditional public health, health information technology, and health policy to help address how we can improve population health outcomes and wellness in all communities.
We hope that Population Health – Management, Policy and Technology, First Edition can serve as a guide for insights, references, and ideas to spawn awareness, education, creative thinking, and new initiatives in how we work toward and support population health initiatives in the United States and abroad.
About the Executive Editors
Robert J. Esterhay, MD, is the chair of the Department for Health Management and Systems Sciences in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville.
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician who is the Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness in Louisville, KY.
James H. Taylor, DMan, MBA, MHA, served as president of the University of Louisville Hospital from August 1996 through February 2013. He assumed a role as special advisor to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Louisville and as CEO of University Medical Center in March 2013.
H.J. Bohn, Jr., MBA is a published author and book designer on contemporary healthcare issues and principal for KMI Communications LLC.
About Convurgent Publishing
Convurgent Publishing is focused on the publication of textbooks related to a wide range of healthcare topics. Convurgent authors and executive editors are often tenured healthcare leaders with key positions in hospitals, physician practices, academia, public health, and healthcare payer organizations. www.convurgent.com
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