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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

Nursing Testimony Before Congress, 1993-2011

This article describes nurses' testimony before congressional committees between 1993 and 2011. We address three questions: (a) How have trends in nurses' testimony changed over time? (b) What do...

Author(s): Sally Cohen, Ulrike Muench
Date: Aug. 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

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Spring 2012

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in spring 2012 of Chief Nursing Officers at general acute care hospitals in California, to evaluate the overall demand for RNs in the state....

Author(s): Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 23, 2012

The Labour Market for Human Resources for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

All low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have health worker labour markets. Some of these countries’ markets function better than others and all can be improved. What does it mean when experts say...

Author(s): Richard M Scheffler, Tim Bruckner, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 11, 2012