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Are Staffing Changes in California’s Hospitals Sensitive to Individual Hospital Characteristics?

Although differences in nurse staffing have been associated with individual hospital characteristics in the literature, there have been no studies on how these factors may influence nurse staffing...

Author(s): Teresa Serratt, Joanne Spetz, Charlene Harrington
Date: Nov. 11, 2012

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on New Jobs

This report explores entry-level and low-skill job opportunities that will expand due to ACA implementation. The analyses draw from estimates of future health worker demand published by the U.S....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Bianca K. Frogner, Laurel Lucia, Ken Jacobs
Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Round Two, Jobs Idea #9 New Jobs from the Affordable Care Act

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will stimulate demand for workers in health care services, an industry in which job growth is already strong. Preparing future entry-level employees to join...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Bianca K. Frogner, Laurel Lucia, Ken Jacobs
Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Use of Electronic Health Records by Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives

To encourage the use of EHRs, the federal government created an incentive program for providers who demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology. In 2011, faculty at the University of California, San...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Janet M. Coffman, Lela Chu 
Date: Oct. 06, 2012

Bringing Equity Into Quality Improvement

A decade after the Institute of Medicine focused national attention on quality in health care, robust resources and strategies exist to help organizations strive toward five domains of quality: safe...

Author(s): Sunita Mutha, Angela Marks, Ignatius Bau, Marsha Regenstein
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Sep. 25, 2012

California's Minimum Nurse Staffing Legislation: Results from a Natural Experiment

Objective To determine whether, following implementation of California’s minimum nurse staffing legislation, changes in acuity-adjusted nurse staffing and quality of care in California hospitals...

Author(s): Barbara Mark, David Harless, Joanne Spetz, Kristin Reiter, George Pink
Source: PubMed
Date: Sep. 21, 2012

Predictors of Students' Success in Community College Nursing Programs

Many conceptual models have been applied in the investigation of college retention of nursing students. We tested a model that specifies four general constructs as predictors of student success in...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Dennis Keane, Eric Chen, Joanne Spetz, Kevin Grumbach
Date: Sep. 11, 2012

The Nursing Workforce: a Comparison of Three National Surveys

The termination of the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) represents a loss of a key source of information on the nursing workforce that has been available for more than 30 years. At...

Author(s): David Auerbach, Douglas Staiger, Ulrike Muench, Peter Buerhaus
Date: Sep. 01, 2012

Envisioning Enhanced Roles for In-Home Supportive Services Workers in Care Coordination for Consumers with Chronic Conditions: A Concept Paper

This concept paper explores the feasibility of creating opportunities for IHSS workers to play enhanced roles in providing care to their clients and to earn higher wages for fulfilling these roles....

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Sep. 01, 2012

Bridging the Divide Between Leadership Development and Organizational Outcomes

The Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI) Emerging Leaders program helps participants become stronger leaders in community health centers throughout California. But how exactly do the learnings from a...

Author(s): BTW Informing Change
Date: Aug. 01, 2012