Pediatric Medical Subspecialist Use in Outpatient Settings

Pediatric medical subspecialists offer care to children with uncommon or atypical health issues, those who haven’t responded well to standard primary care treatments, or those requiring specialized diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Evaluating whether the number and distribution of these subspecialists meet the needs of the nationā€™s children is difficult due to a lack of evidence…

Black and Hispanic Representation Declined After Increased Degree Requirements for Physician Assistants

The physician assistant (PA) profession is among the least racially and ethnically diverse health professions requiring advanced education. Between 1995 and 2020, the percentage of Black PA graduates fell from 7% to 3.1%, while Hispanic representation increased from 4.5% to 7.9%. PA programs that transitioned from bachelor’s to master’s degrees experienced a 5.3% point decline…

Community Health Centers Employ Diverse Staffing Patterns, Which Can Provide Productivity Lessons for Medical Practices

Many areas of the US have an inadequate supply of primary care physicians and the insufficiency is expected to increase. To address these concerns, as well as to improve the quality of the care delivered, health policy experts have recommended that medical practices transform and embrace ā€œteam-basedā€ care, encouraging a broader range of medical staff…

The Changing Community Health Center Workforce: 2007-2013

Community health centers (CHCs) represent an important and unique component of America’s health care system. Because of their mission of comprehensive and community-oriented primary care, CHCs typically provide a broader array of services than most other American medical practice settings. This report describes the changes in the workforce of community health centers from 2007 to…

Using a New Evidence-Based Health Workforce Innovation Research Framework to Compare Innovations in Community Health Center and Other Ambulatory Care Settings

Many healthcare organizations in the US have pursued new staffing or team arrangements to meet the challenges of increasing access to care, improving quality, and controlling costs. While much has been written about ā€œhealth workforce innovationā€, the field lacks a comprehensive framework to classify existing innovations and guide the development of new research questions. This…

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

Many health systems are taking bold measures to reorganize how they deliver care in response to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The authors focused on 2 very different health systems, Kaiser Permanente and Montefiore Health System, to better understand how they are adapting to and planning for workforce changes in the post-ACA…

Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Effects on Staffing, Workflow, & Productivity in Community Health Centers

Significant Federal investments have motivated many community health centers (CHCs) to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in recent years. Because CHCs are known to use flexible and innovative staffing models, their uptake of EHRs creates a unique opportunity to study how new technology intersects with staffing changes to influence care delivery. This report helps to…

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