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California Nurses Facts and Figures

Close to 300,000 actively licensed registered nurses (RNs) live in California, making nursing the largest health profession in the state. California’s RN workforce has doubled in size since 1980, and...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Catherine Dower
Date: Nov 2010

High Plains Community Health Center—Redesign Expands Medical Assistant Roles

High Plains Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Colorado, redesigned its workflow to increase productivity by increasing the number of support staff per provider. Medical...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Nov 2010

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Information Technology Propels Expansion of Medical Assistant Role

Kaiser Permanente Southern California has developed an innovative tool, the Proactive Office Encounter (POE), embedded in its cutting-edge electronic health record system, HealthConnect. The POE...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower
Date: Nov 2010

The Special Care Center—A Joint Venture to Address Chronic Disease

The Atlantic City HEREIU Local 54 Health and Welfare Fund and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center partnered to develop the “Special Care Center” (SCC), a new clinic that provides coordinated care...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower
Date: Nov 2010

The Impact of National Health Care Reform on California's Health Workforce

Policy brief on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on demand for health professionals in California and on provisions of the Affordable Care Act that address health workforce needs.

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Gilbert Ojeda
Date: Oct 2010

Is There Monopsony in the Labor Market? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Recent theoretical and empirical advances have renewed interest in monopsonistic models of the labor market. However, there is little direct empirical support for these models. We use an exogenous...

Author(s): Douglas O. Staiger, Joanne Spetz, Ciaran S. Phibbs
Date: Oct. 11, 2010

Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline: The Experience to Date of the Inaugural Cohort of Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Clinic Leadership Institute

As many tenured nonprofit leaders prepare to transition out of leadership roles, studies predict an approaching gap in the leadership pipeline. They report that a limited number of “next generation...

Author(s): BTW Informing Change
Date: Oct 2010

Men of Color in California’s Health Professions Education Programs

It has long been known that certain ethnic and racial groups are underrepresented in the health professions. We looked specifically at participation rates of men of color in health professions...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower
Date: Oct 2010

Union Health Center—Pioneering the Ambulatory Intensive Caring Unit

In 2005, the UNITE HERE (Union) Health Center in New York City embarked on a new initiative that expanded the role of medical assistants (MAs) to provide team-based care and health coaching for...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower
Date: Oct 2010

From the Perspective of CEOs: What Motivates Hospitals to Embrace Cultural Competence?

The quality domains of patient-centered and equitable care are increasingly relevant to today's healthcare leaders as hospitals care for patients with increasingly diverse cultural and linguistic...

Author(s): Amy Wilson-Stronks, Sunita Mutha
Date: Sep 2010