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CIN Connections, Fall 2020: Emerging Innovations: Health Care During a Pandemic

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. The changes we’re now seeing in our clinics and through our screens, and the methods being used to address patient needs that we hadn’t previously considered...

Date: November 16, 2020

Medical Staffing Organization and Quality of Care Outcomes in Post-acute Care Settings

Medical providers are significant drivers of care in post-acute long-term care (PALTC) settings, yet little research has examined the medical provider workforce and its role in ensuring quality of...

Author(s): Laura M Wagner, Paul Katz, Jurgis Karuza, Connie Kwong, Lori Sharp, and Joanne Spetz
Date: November 4, 2020

COVID-19 and the Health Workforce

The health workforce has been greatly affected by COVID-19. In this commentary, we describe the articles included in this health workforce research supplement and how the issues raised by the authors...

Author(s): David Armstrong, Jean Moore, Erin Fraher, Bianca Frogner, Patricia Pittman, and Joanne Spetz
Date: October 31, 2020

Policies Matter! Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Outbreaks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Between February 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began and August 2020, the nation has watched over 5.2 million individuals become infected and over 167,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many of the...

Author(s): Susan Chapman and Charlene Harrington
Date: October 27, 2020

Tracking Oral Health in a Standardized, Evidence‐Based, Prevention‐Focused Dental Care System

Learning health‐care systems are foundational for measuring and achieving value in oral health care. This article describes the components of a preventive dental care program and the quality of care...

Author(s): Joel M. White, Ryan G. Brandon, Joanna M. Mullins, Kristen L. Simmons, Aubri M. Kottek, and Elizabeth A. Mertz 
Date: October 26, 2020

Practicing Holistic Review in Medical Education

Holistic review is a conceptual framework that encourages medical schools to consider a wide range of criteria in deciding which applicants to admit. It promotes a balanced approach to the admissions...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Sunita Mutha, and Janet Coffman
Date: October 23, 2020

Evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home Program: Year 3 Report

The purpose of this report is to outline the findings from the third year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) of the San Francisco Support at Home ([email protected]) pilot program. This report provides some background...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne Spetz, Connie Kwong, and Susan Chapman
Date: October 14, 2020

Time Trends in the Regional Distribution of Physicians, Nurses and Midwives in Europe

Country-level data suggest large differences in the supply of health professionals among European countries. However, little is know about the regional supply of health professionals taking a cross-...

Author(s): Juliane Winkelmann, Ulrike Muench, and Claudia Maier
Date: October 12, 2020

How Evidence-based Is US Dental Workforce Policy for Rural Communities?

Populations residing in rural America have lower rates of dental care utilization, higher rates of dental caries, less water fluoridation, and fewer dentists per capita when compared to those living...

Author(s): Miranda Werts, Ginachukwa Amah, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: October 2, 2020

Effect of State Regulatory Environments on Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice

Although there has been significant progress across states to remove or diminish barriers to the exercise of full scope of practice by advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), state regulations...

Author(s): Bethany Phoenix and Susan Chapman
Date: Oct 2020