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Innovators Aim to Make California the Healthiest State

Could California become the healthiest state in the nation by 2022? That is the goal of Let’s Get Healthy California, a public-private initiative started in 2012 with the purpose of advancing the...
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Why is Nursing Leadership and Management Important?

As the health care system continues to undergo rapid change, the nature of nurses’ roles are changing as well, according to Healthforce faculty research. As the largest licensed health professional...
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Foreign-born Clinicians Essential to Underserved Populations

by Igor Geyn, Healthforce Center Research Analyst As a first-generation immigrant and political refugee from Russia, I understand the impact of federal policy on individual lives first-hand. While...

ACA Repeal and Replace: Where Do We Stand?

by Healthforce Center Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives Rebecca Hargreaves Information overload or not enough information? These days it feels like both. Each morning brings a fresh news cycle...
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Despite ACA Uncertainty, Medical Assistants Adopt New Roles

by Healthforce Center Senior Research Analyst Lisel Blash, MPA Jeannine had been working as a medical assistant (MA) for 20 years when her clinic recruited her to take part in a “senior medical home...
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How to Navigate Uncertainty in Health Care

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP How are your organizations navigating the uncertainty in today’s health care environment? What’s keeping you up at night? These were the questions posed to a group of...

ACA Repeal to Pull Job Opportunities

by Joanne Spetz and Bianca Frogner It remains unclear whether or not Republicans agree on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, exactly what a replacement plan would look like, and when a...

When It Comes to Seeing a Doctor in California, the Uninsured Still Fare Worst

photo by Susan Merrell Healthforce Center Faculty Member Janet Coffman has authored a blog post on how repealing Obamacare could affect Californians’ access to physicians. Her research found that...

Alumnus Pilots Google Glass for Doctors (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Alumnus Dr. Albert Chan is piloting a new technology that aims to give doctors and nurses more time with patients. Augmedix, a Google Glass startup that received $...

Registered Nurses Vital to Home Care Technology Success (Home Health Care News)

Patient-centered monitoring technologies have the potential to improve the efficiency, cost, and accountability of chronic health care delivery, according to Healthforce Center's report. However,...