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Editorial: Oral Health

The Institute of Medicine has called for nurses to play a greater role in oral health. Nurses often provide care for the vulnerable populations that are least likely to receive necessary, health-...

Author(s): Terry Fulmer, Rita Jablonski, Elizabeth Mertz, Mary George, Stefanie Russell
Date: Jul. 05, 2012

The Virtual Dental Home: Implications for Policy and Strategy

Widely recognized problems with the U.S. health care system, including rapidly increasing costs and disparities in access and outcomes also exist in oral health. If oral health systems are to meet...

Author(s): Paul Glassman, Maureen Harrington, Elizabeth Mertz, Maysa Namakian
Date: Jul. 01, 2012

On the Road to Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: A Survey of California Physicians

Report on findings from a 2011 survey of a sample of California physicians regarding the availability of electronic health records in their practices.

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Kevin Grumbach, Margaret Fix, Leon Traister, Andrew B. Bindman
Date: Jun. 11, 2012

Preparing the Clinic Leaders of Tomorrow - The Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Program

California’s community clinics require strong, committed leaders who can navigate their organizations through an increasingly complex healthcare system and meet the needs of their diverse patient...

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

Patient Turnover as a Moderator of the Relationship between Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes

High patient turnover (patient throughput generated by admissions, discharges, and transfers) contributes to increased demands and resources for care. We examined how the relationship between...

Author(s): Shin Hye Park, Mary Blegen, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Holly De Groot
Date: Jun. 01, 2012

San Francisco Quality Culture Series: Transforming Leadership Teams Across the San Francisco Safety Net

The San Francisco Quality Culture Series (SFQCS) was as a year-long collaborative learning program for clinic leadership teams aimed at building their improvement capacity and skills as leaders of...

Author(s): Angela Marks
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: May. 25, 2012

The Effect of Different Methods of Remuneration on the Behaviour of Primary Care Dentists

Objective: To evaluate the effects of different methods of remuneration on the professional behaviour of primary care dentists and associated patient outcomes. Full Publication

Author(s): Paul Brocklehurst, Juliet Price, Anne-Marie Glenny, Martin Tickle, Stephen Birch, Elizabeth Mertz, Jostein Grytten
Date: May. 16, 2012

The Diversity of California’s Registered Nursing Workforce

The ability of California Registered Nurses (RNs) to provide culturally competent care to Californians is associated with the language skills and diversity of the RN workforce. Moreover, diversity in...

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: May. 07, 2012

Immigration and Contract Problems Experienced by Foreign-Educated Nurses

More than 8% of employed RNs licensed since 2004 in the United States were educated overseas, yet little is known about the conditions of their recruitment or the impact of that experience on health...

Author(s): Patricia Pittman, Carolina Herrera, Joanne Spetz, Catherine Davis
Date: May. 01, 2012

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2012

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in fall 2011 of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California. This survey is the second of three annual...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr. 06, 2012