Population Health Management: Introduction to PHM (PHM-1)

Date: 6th September 2022, 10-12pm

Population Health Management: Introduction to PHM

6th September 2022, 10-12pm

In this virtual session Population Health Management experts Andi Orlowski, David Sgobati and Sophie Hodges of the Health Economics Unit will lead attendees through a 2 hour interactive session.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will leave with:

  • An understanding of what PHM is, the benefits of PHM and methods used to analyse population health.
  • The ability to articulate and know when to apply PHM techniques.


You don’t need to have attended previous training sessions to understand this one

This session is designed to give valuable insights for individuals across the ICS, whether you’re analytical or not. The session will be mostly lecture style with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.

Look out for our other PHM training sessions in the coming weeks.


  • What do we mean by PHM?
  • Why is PHM important?
  • How is it different?
  • What is the PHM cycle?
  • What are the key methods and tools used in PHM?
Andi Orlowski

Andi Orlowski is a health economist and the Director of the Health Economics Unit, an NHS organisation supporting health and care locally, regionally and nationally, providing expertise in economics, population health, analytics and evaluations.

With a passion for population health analytics, Andi is excited about addressing health inequalities and the concept of impactibility modelling. He is researching this for his PhD at Imperial College London.

David Sgobati

David Sgobati is an experienced computer scientist who has worked for several national, regional, ICS and provider teams in the NHS, contributing to the deployment of machine learning techniques to improve patient care.

In the first 10 years of his career, David worked for several machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics start-ups, developing software for clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and marketing. Since joining the NHS in 2014, his focus has been on using advanced analytics techniques to support problem-solving across organisational boundaries; he is passionate about the use of data as a tool to foster better conversations and to generate actionable insights.

Sophie Hodges

Sophie Hodges. With a background in population health management, Sophie is passionate about providing better evidence to improve decision making in healthcare. She has a first-class degree in Economics with Econometrics (BSc) from the University of Kent and will soon complete a masters in Health Data Analytics (MSc) from UCL. Sophie also has experience in building communities of practice supporting analytical upskilling and developing system intelligence functions. Read Sophie’s full biography.

Reading Materials

  • UK Government. Population health management flatpack (2018).
  • NHS England. The Long Term Plan. (2019).
  • Kings Fund. Population health.


You don’t need to have attended previous training sessions to understand this one

This course is free and available to all those working in the Midlands Public Health and Social Care sector , e.g. NHS, Public Health, Local Authority, ICBs

2 hours

Online – delivered via Teams

Date: 6th September 2022, 10-12pm

Registration is now closed – Please see further Population Health Management sessions from the Health Economics Unit – available to book now!

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell