Publications

Our faculty members are regular contributors to the professional literature in the field, through a variety of publication channels: books, peer-reviewed journals and our own newsletter.

In addition, the College serves as the editorial home for two national peer-reviewed journals, Population Health Management and American Journal of Medical Quality.

For more information, see the sections below. 

Online Platforms

Population-Health-Points

Population Points is a monthly column of the Population Health Learning Network overseen by Population Health Program Director, Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA. As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Kaminski explores various population health topics and provides insight into current trends and major events in the health care industry. 

Textbooks

Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness

Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System

David B. Nash, MD, MBA; Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, MS; Raymond Fabius, MD, FACPE; and Willie H. Oglesby, PhD, MBA, MSPH, FACHE. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (2020). A comprehensive  forward-looking approach to population health that reflects the evolution in today’s dynamic healthcare landscape by conveying the key concepts of population health management and examining strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform.

Purchase from Jones & Bartlett Learning or Amazon.

The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools
The Health Care Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools

Edited by Elizabeth R. Ransom, MD, Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Scott B. Ransom, DO, FACHE. Health Administration Press; 4th edition (2019). This book provides the framework, strategies, and practical tactics that all healthcare leaders need as they learn, implement, and manage quality improvement efforts. The latest edition has been significantly redeveloped and reimagined, with content strategically refined to focus on what is most essential for healthcare managers.

Purchase from Health Administration Press or Amazon.

Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System

Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA; Second River Healthcare (2011). This is a book about debunking healthcare myths through the lens of quality.  It synthesizes for the healthcare executive the many trends, initiatives, reports, organizations and policies that look beyond our healthcare myths and stand on the front lines of the quality and safety revolution.

Purchase from Second River Healthcare.

Governance for Health Care Providers. The Call to Leadership.
Governance for Health Care Providers. The Call to Leadership

Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, and Valerie P. Pracilio. Productivity Press (2008). Provides practical guidance for medical professionals who serve on boards of private and nonprofit healthcare institutions and delves into the complexities of governing with over-burdened systems. 

Purchase from Amazon.

Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century
Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century

Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Megan Hartman MS, and Howard Horwitz, MPH. American College of Physician Executives (2006). This multi-authored book addresses various topics which are imperative for physicians getting ready to join or start their own medical practice. It serves as a good guide for residency education and trainees while providing a good knowledge base for anyone wanting to learn about medicine in the 21st Century.

Purchase from Amazon.

The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder's Guide to Improving Health Care
The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder's Guide to Improving Health Care.

Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Neil I. Goldfarb. Jones & Bartlett Publishers; edition (2006). The book informs and challenges professionals in public health, medicine, health administration, and health law to bridge the quality chasm and participate in the transformation of the healthcare system through the science of healthcare quality-measurement and improvement.

Purchase from Amazon.

  

Journals

Population Health Management 

This authoritative peer-reviewed journal delivers a comprehensive, integrated approach to the field of population health and provides information designed to improve the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access and outcomes.

What is Population Health? Ten Years On...Population Health program director, Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA, takes a historial approach to understanding the impact of the ACA and it's relationship to population health. 

The Pandemic Exposes Clear Opportunities for Population Health in the United States. JCPH faculty Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA, and Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, examine ways in which the field of population health can be leveraged to accelerate practices and interventions that advance the healthcare system. Their call-to-action outlines the eight principles of population health to consider in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Published online, April 15, 2020.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from A Diagnostic Services Provider. Quest Diagnostics has taken a leading role in the global fight against COVID-19. Dr. Nash explains in his editorial, "In my estimation, their scientific and research staff rival that of many top universities and their work likely will have a positive impact on combatting this and future outbreaks."  The collection of articles for this supplement provide useful point-in-time analyses and insights into effective testing, population screening strategies, and interventions for the near future. 

Population Health and the Pandemic: Early Lessons. This  special suppement focuses on the glaring systemic inequities revealed during on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and examines ways in which healthcare systems need to improve in addressing the social determinants of health. 

Optimizing Clinical and Cost Outcomes for Patients on Enteral Nutrition Support for Treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Proceedings from an Expert Advisory Board Meeting. This supplement offers insights into the complex issues involved in developing, showing effectiveness, demonstrating value, and ultimately delivering a life-changing new product to a small but vulnerable patient population. 

The American Opioid Epidemic: Population Health Implications and Potential Solutions. A special Open Access supplement documenting the meeting of a national stakeholder panel to discuss proactive approaches to reducing exposure to opioids. Funding to support this enduring material was provided to the Jefferson College of Population Health by Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

American Journal of Medical Quality

This peer-reviewed journal keeps readers informed about the resources, processes and perspectives contributing to quality measurement and improvement, and presents a forum for the exchange of ideas, strategies and methods in the delivery of health care. 

Special Issue Podcast

Has the Nation Made Progress in the Last 20 Years? American College of Medical Quality President, Donald E. Casey, MD, MPH, MBA, DFACMQ, and journal Editor-in-Chief, David B. Nash, MD, MBA discuss this special issueTo Err is Human, and review the most-read articles of the past 20 years. Additionally, Dr. Nash shares his perspective as Editor-in-Chief and reviews the journal's impact on the environment since 1999 in regards to healthcare safety. 

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The Art of Care: A Report on the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit. This supplement provides a summary of "Vizient's Art of Care" Summit which focused on novel ways to enhance patient experiences and champion the providers who care for them. The Summit brought together close to 1800 members from across the country to experience a tapestry of best practices, knowledge sharing and networking.  

The Proceedings of Medical Quality 2018: Improving Population Health Through Health Equity and Patient AdvocacyA special supplement capturing the proceedings of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) 2018 annual member conference. The meeting offered an intensive educational experience for physicians, nurse practitioners, healthcare administrators, students, patients, and patient advocates. 

Newsletter

Population Health Matters  is a quarterly digital newsletter of the College of Population Health.