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Two States’ Experiences Using HRSA’s Web-based Nursing Supply and Demand Model

Date: March 22, 2017Presenters: Linda M. Lacey, Pamela L. LauerTopics: Data Collection, Demand, Modeling, Supply

HWTAC and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a 3-part webinar series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research. This webinar, the third in a 3-part series, features the experiences of nursing researchers in 2 states using their own nurse supply data in HRSA’s web-based nursing supply and demand model.

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Using Nursing Workforce Data to Inform State Policy

Date: February 22, 2017Presenters: Cynthia Bienemy, Joanne SpetzTopics: Demand, Policy, Supply

HWTAC and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a 3-part webinar series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research. This webinar, the second in a 3-part series, focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.

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Best Practices for State-Level Nursing Workforce Data Collection

Date: January 24, 2017Presenters: Elizabeth Carter, Mary Lou BrunellTopics: Data Collection, Demand, Supply

The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a 3-part webinar series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research. This webinar, the first in a 3-part series, will provide an in-depth review of strategies used in 2 states for nursing workforce data collection.

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Understanding How the Diffusion of Physicians Affects Underserved Areas

Date: March 30, 2016Presenter: Thomas C. RickettsTopics: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, HRSA Project Officers, Policy, Primary Care Officers, Supply

The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous places that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. The factors that influence whether a physician will move from one place to another depends on their personal characteristics, the places from and to which they move, and the programs that support or inhibit those moves. In this webinar, Tom Ricketts describes his work on physician diffusion, and helps explain its effects and policy implications on underserved areas.

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Introduction to HRSA’s Web-Based Nursing Supply and Demand Model

Date: March 16, 2016Presenters: Arpita Chattopadhyay, David Armstrong, Tim DallTopics: Data Sources, Demand, Modeling, Supply

HRSA’s web-based nursing model is a powerful new tool for health workforce planners and researchers to better understand future nursing supply and demand. The new web-based application allows states to examine the future supply of RNs and LPNs by practice setting in relation to demand for their services, and to explore alternative scenarios by modifying key parameters such as the graduation and retirement rate. This webinar discusses HRSA’s new model and demonstrates the user interface.

 

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State Health Workforce Data Collection: Findings from a National Survey of States

Date: October 19, 2015Presenters: David Armstrong, Jean MooreTopics: Data Collection, Demand, Supply

As the impacts of health reform are felt across the country, states are recognizing the importance of having timely, objective, and comprehensive data on their health workforce to inform decision-making. A growing number of states are developing or planning to develop health workforce monitoring systems to use for health workforce planning. In order to learn more about this, HWTAC is conducting a survey of states on their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This presentation describes findings from this survey and discusses some of the issues and challenges states face in developing and maintaining health workforce data collection systems.

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Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

Date: May 20, 2015Presenters: Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne SpetzTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods, Policy, Supply

This webinar presents findings from a recent study conducted by the Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care at the University of California, San Francisco, on the job transitions of long-term care workers. The study used the Current Population Survey to examine from which jobs and settings workers entered and exited long-term care. Study findings identify the demographic, socioeconomic, and health factors associated with these transitions.

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Experiences Using the National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Date: March 25, 2015Presenters: Davis Patterson, Sue SkillmanTopics: Analysis, Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods, Primary Care Officers, Supply

The NPI is an administrative tool of the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used for processing claims and transferring health care information. The NPI can also be useful in studies of the health workforce. Researchers at the University of Washington WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Rural Health Research Center will share their experiences using NPI data for studies of the nation’s advanced practice nurse and physician workforces. They will describe the strengths, weaknesses, and their remaining questions about using NPI data.

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Understanding HRSA’s 2012-2025 Supply/Demand Nursing Projections

Date: February 25, 2015Presenters: George Zangaro, Tim DallTopics: Data Sources, Demand, Modeling, Supply

HRSA recently released a report, The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-level Projections, 2012-2025, based on updated nursing supply and demand models using microsimulation to forecast workforce adequacy. This webinar describes HRSA’s new models and discusses their findings and implications. To view HRSA’s report, click the following link: HRSA_2012_2025_Nursing_Projections.

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Health Workforce Minimum Data Set: : Asking the Right Questions

Date: November 19, 2014Presenters: Elizabeth Carter, Jean Moore, Justin CrowTopics: Data Collection, Methods, Supply

Timely and reliable data about the health workforce is critical to effective health workforce planning. The Health Workforce Minimum Dataset (MDS), developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, provides guidance on key variables to include in health workforce surveys, including demographic, educational, and practice characteristics. This presentation provides an overview of the MDS, discusses one state’s efforts to integrate MDS questions into a health workforce monitoring system, and provides examples of analyses based on MDS data.

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