Population Health Improvement Program for Scholars (PHIPS)

Leading Value-Based Care

Training Healthcare Leaders in Value-Based Care

The PHIPS program prepares Jefferson leaders to drive the execution of critical Jefferson Health strategic goals. These maximize quality and outcomes while reducing the total cost of care. This includes understanding the intersection of healthcare with payers, communities, and public health. Scholars will better lead success in new payment models, advance team-based care, and promote population health.

PHIPS is modeled on the educational program developed at Jefferson to advance Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS), which has successfully advanced quality improvement and patient safety through leadership training. Leading Value-Based Care participants complete graduate education and a culminating project aligned with key components of Jefferson's value-based care strategy.

Leading Value-Based Care Program Overview

This yearlong program incorporates asynchronous coursework, live monthly sessions, and a mentored project designed to align work towards promoting value-based care. Enrollees complete three graduate-level courses asynchronously online over the year, earning an Advanced Practice Certificate (APC). The APC course credits are transferable for further graduate education.

Participants can continue their graduate training at the Jefferson College of Population Health to complete a five-course graduate certificate or a 10-course plus Capstone Master of Science degree in Population Health, Management Track.

Key Highlights:

  • 12-month program consists of interactive online learning modules and monthly in-person sessions
  • Mentored project focuses on Jefferson strategic needs, resulting in advancement of value-based care goals
  • Interprofessional content is paced and designed around the needs and constraints of busy clinical staff
  • Curriculum taught by expert practitioners, including key Jefferson leaders, with a focus on deployable knowledge and skills
  • Program accrues transferable graduate course credit and CME/CEUs

Participants graduate from the program with practical knowledge and the leadership skills needed to drive the strategic execution of critical population health improvements. Core content areas include:

  • Essentials of Population Health
  • Health Economics, Risk, and Finance
  • Applied Principles of Healthcare Quality
  • Value-Based Contracts and Business Imperatives for Health Plans
  • Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Implementation Science
  • Applied Leadership Strategies for Effective Change
  • Population Health Strategy and Management
  • Tools and Methods
  • Outcomes and Evidence
APC in Population Health (PHIPS Track) Courses:

  • HPL 500: US Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, and Finance

The Jefferson Difference

  • Study cases using real-world workplace examples
  • Attend live sessions augmented with presentations from Jefferson leaders
  • Network with and learn from other participants facing similar challenges
  • Come away with the skills and knowledge to achieve Jefferson's transformational goals
  • Access online coursework and materials, during and for six months after the program

In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.