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Does expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants increase primary care utilization in community health centers?

Date: 08/06/2019Authors: Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Patricia PittmanResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Nursing, Scope of Practice

This study examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers by NP, PA, and primary care physician.

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The Effects of the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home on Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2018Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Productivity

This study examined the workforce transformation occurring in community health centers (CHCs) that have achieved patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, and assessed changes in staffing and productivity before and after the adoption of PCMH in CHCs between 2007 and 2013.

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The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

Date: 09/01/2017Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Medicaid

The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.

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Clinical Support Personnel in US Hospitals: Job Trends, 2010-2014

Date: 07/21/2017Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

The purpose of this analysis is to better understand how hospitals are using Clinical Support Personnel (CSP), and to explore changes that may have occurred since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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Nurse‐related Clinical Non‐licensed Personnel in US Hospitals and their Relationship with Nurse Staffing Levels

Date: 01/27/2017Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Nursing

This study examines the nurse-related clinical non-licensed personnel (CNLP) staffing in US hospitals between 2010 and 2014, in terms of their job categories, staffing trends, and relationship with registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) staffing.

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Do Years of Experience with Electronic Health Records Matter for Productivity in Community Health Centers?

Date: 01/01/2017Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Electronic Health Records, Productivity

This study examined the relationship between the use of electronic health records and productivity in community health centers.

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Does ACO Adoption Change the Health Workforce Configuration in US Hospitals?

Date: 10/28/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing

This report provides a descriptive analysis of workforce differences between hospitals that participate in some form of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and those that do not.

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Workforce Planning & Development in Times of Delivery System Transformation: The Stories of Kaiser Permanente and Montefiore Health System

Date: 09/23/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

This study explores the dynamic processes and interactions that are driving a new approach to workforce planning and development (WFPD).

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CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Primary Care

This study explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) with a variety of staff configurations, and identifies a typology of factors they consider when deciding how to staff their centers.

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Use of Telehealth at NHSC Grantee Sites

Date: 08/26/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Telehealth

In this study the authors examined the extent to which telehealth is being used in settings that are among the locations most in need: the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved grantee sites.

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