Use of Telehealth at NHSC Grantee Sites

Telehealth has long been viewed as an important pathway for increasing access to care for underserved populations, while providing high quality care at low cost. The spread of telehealth in the United States, however, has been hampered by a range of reimbursement, equipment costs, and licensure barriers. ‚Äč This report examines the extent to which…

Does Variation in State Nursing Education Regulations Matter?

There are many factors that contribute to the variability in quality of nursing education programs. While most research has focused on program variations that contribute to differences in National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates, less is known about how state level policies impact nursing program quality. This article describes a study that analyzed associations…

Understanding Why Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Productivity Varies Across Community Health Centers: A Comparative Qualitative Analysis

Advanced practice clinicians (APCs)‚ÄĒnurse practitioners and physician assistants‚ÄĒthat are in the 90th percentile of community health centers (CHCs) provide about 1,840 adjusted-visits per year; whereas APCs in the 10th percentile CHCs provide about 978 adjusted-visits per year. Several important conditions were found among high productivity CHCs, including scheduling APCs and physicians for the same number…

State Health Workforce Deficit Estimator

The Health Workforce Deficit Estimator is an online tool to help state and federal planners consider different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19. Built off the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation demand model, the tool currently shows deficits in supply for respiratory therapists, intensivists, hospitalists, and critical care nurses in certain…

State Health Workforce Deficit Estimator

The Health Workforce Deficit Estimator is an online tool to help state and federal planners consider different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19. Built off the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation demand model, the tool currently shows deficits in supply for respiratory therapists, intensivists, hospitalists, and critical care nurses in certain…

Understanding Why Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Productivity Varies Across Community Health Centers: A Comparative Qualitative Analysis

Advanced practice clinicians (APCs)‚ÄĒnurse practitioners and physician assistants‚ÄĒthat are in the 90th percentile of community health centers (CHCs) provide about 1,840 adjusted-visits per year; whereas APCs in the 10th percentile CHCs provide about 978 adjusted-visits per year. Several important conditions were found among high productivity CHCs, including scheduling APCs and physicians for the same number…

Does Variation in State Nursing Education Regulations Matter?

There are many factors that contribute to the variability in quality of nursing education programs. While most research has focused on program variations that contribute to differences in National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates, less is known about how state level policies impact nursing program quality. This article describes a study that analyzed associations…

Use of Telehealth at NHSC Grantee Sites

Telehealth has long been viewed as an important pathway for increasing access to care for underserved populations, while providing high quality care at low cost. The spread of telehealth in the United States, however, has been hampered by a range of reimbursement, equipment costs, and licensure barriers. ‚Äč This report examines the extent to which…

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