Presenters: Jean Moore, Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies
Elizabeth Carter, Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions Healthcare Workforce Data Center
Justin Crow, Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions Healthcare Workforce Data Center
Length: 1 hour
Description: 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.