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What Determines Successful Implementation of Inpatient Information Technology Systems?

OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors and strategies that were associated with successful implementation of hospital-based information technology (IT) systems in US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, James F. Burgess, Ciaran S. Phibbs
Date: Mar. 17, 2012

Health Reform and the Health Care Workforce

This monograph assesses how the Affordable Care Act will influence the demand for health care workers, as well as the nature of care they provide. Full Publication

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar. 06, 2012

Nursing Education Data Sources: A User’s Guide

This Brief reviews the main sources of data stakeholders at the national and state level can use to measure education levels among RNs. Each data source is described, with attention to the population...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar. 06, 2012

Health Care Workforce Will be Tested by Reform

Much of the public discussion about health care reform has focused on whether various components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are constitutional, and whether the act can be repealed. But an...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 29, 2012

Professional Projects and Institutional Change in Healthcare: The Case of American Dentistry

This paper combines resources from the organization studies and sociology literatures to advance understanding of institutional change processes in health care that emerge from the...

Author(s): Martin Kitchener, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Feb. 01, 2012

Comparison of Patient Outcomes in Magnet and Non-Magnet Hospitals

OBJECTIVE: This study compared patient outcomes and staffing in Magnet® and non-Magnet hospitals. BACKGROUND: The pursuit of Magnet designation is a highly regarded program for improving staff and...

Author(s): Colleen Goode, Mary Blegen, Shin Hye Park, Thomas Vaughn, Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 11, 2011

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice in California, 2009: Descriptive Report

This report provides a profile of the RDHAP workforce in California.

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Tim Bates, Elizabeth Mertz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 08, 2011

2010 Survey of Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives

This survey of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives in California provided information about education, employment, demographics, and the practice of these important advanced practice nurses.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Carolina Herrera, Lela Chu, Jessica Lin
Date: Dec. 06, 2011

2010 Survey of Clinical Nurse Specialists

This survey of clinical nurse specialists in California provided information about education, employment, demographics, and the practice of these important advanced practice nurses.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Carolina Herrera, Lela Chu, Jessica Lin
Date: Dec 2011

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice In California, 2009 Descriptive Report

New workforce models in dentistry are being explored as potential solutions to improving the dental care delivery system for underserved populations.  In 1998, California officially recognized a new...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Tim Bates, Elizabeth Mertz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 01, 2011