Experiences Using the National Provider Identifier (NPI)

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. In this webinar, researchers at the University of Washington WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Rural Health…

A Novel Way to Obtain and Deploy Health Workforce DemandData: The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Collecting, analyzing and disseminating health workforce demand data to inform state health workforce planning can be costly and time-consuming, and secondary data sources that provide detailed and timely demand information are rare, if available at all. Nonetheless, as healthcare transformation proceeds, there is great need to detect signals of changes in health workforce demand in…

RN Research Using the NSSRN

This webinar focuses on registered nurse (RN) research using the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). Topics include the path to registered nursing; the validation of estimates of state-level RN distribution by hospital employment setting; and characteristics of RNs in long-term care.Array, ArrayFebruary 18, 2021 11 hour Array This webinar focuses on registered nurse…

Providing Behavioral Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Workers’ Rapid Transition to Tele-behavioral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to and the delivery of behavioral health services for both patients and social work providers. This webinar describes how practicing social workers transitioned to tele-behavioral health services during the pandemic. Presenters discuss challenges, practice innovations, and ethical/equity-focused implications to increase the use tele-behavioral health beyond the pandemic. Recommendations to ensure…

Pathways for Military Veterans to Enter Healthcare Careers

Over the next 5 years, approximately 1.5 million military service members will separate from the military. As a growing industry, healthcare may hold job opportunities, especially for entry level allied health positions, that are ideal for military veterans transitioning into the civilian sector. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many veterans, including those with healthcare experience, have…

The Behavioral Health Workforce Need for Integration with Primary Care: Information for Health Workforce Planning

Across the US, the integration of behavioral health with primary care likely will take place under different models, at varying rates, and to varying degrees. Developing the behavioral health workforce needed for integration requires ongoing resources (including data and analysis, planning, policies, and funding) with support needed at the national, state and community levels. This…

Leveraging Data to Monitor the Allied Health Workforce: National Supply Estimates Using Different Data Sources

This report compares national estimates of the supply and characteristics of 9 types of allied health workers drawn from 4 publicly available national data sources: the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Registry. The 9 occupations (or occupation groups) examined are…

Characteristics of Veterans in Allied Health Care Occupations

There are approximately 20 million military veterans in the United States, among which 4.6 million are from the post-9/11 period of service. One study found that healthcare is the third most common industry in which male veterans work, and healthcare occupations are among the fastest growing opportunities for male veterans. Among Gulf War veterans, male…

Comparing the Socioeconomic Well-Being of Workers Across Healthcare Occupations

Researchers analyzed 2015 data from an ongoing monthly household survey called the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS). This report investigates the socioeconomic well-being, including occupation-skill match, financial situation, and reliance on state/federal assistance programs, among individuals working in healthcare.ArrayReport Arrayhttps://depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/12/Socioeconomic-Well-Being-of-Workers_FR_2016_Dec_Frogner.pdfDecember 1, 2016Array, Array, Array, Array, Array December 1, 2016

The Value of Real Time Labor Market Information for Monitoring Health Workforce Demand: A Case Study Examining Employer Demand for Health Information Technology Skills

This study examined the value of Real-Time Labor Market Information (RT-LMI) for identifying how frequently, and for which occupations, skills related to health information technology (HIT) are specifically demanded by healthcare employers. This report helps to understand the value and limitations of RT-LMI for monitoring health workforce demand, including allied health professions.ArrayBrief Arrayhttps://depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/CHWS_Labor-Market-Information_Pol-Brief_FINAL.pdfFebruary 1, 2017Array,…

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