Oregon Data Collection

Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute

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Jo Isgrigg, PhD

Yes reports are posted to website

The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) is a public-private partnership that originated in the Governor’s Office in 2005. Crossing health care, industry, education, workforce development, and policy arenas, OHWI’s focus includes accurate supply and demand data and gap analyses, licensed health care workforce research, health care employment and industry research, educational program and clinical capacity development, and assistance in the development of public policies. OHWI serves as a clearinghouse for state health care workforce information and serves as backbone organization for collective impact approaches to developing sustainable solutions to address the state’s health care workforce needs. OHWI is identified in state statute as an advisory entity to state agencies and serves as consulting staff to the state’s Health Care Workforce Committee.

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions     
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process             
Survey that is part of the licensing process     
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory       
Not Mandatory           
Data collected on:Every Individual     
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics     
Educational background     
Practice characteristics     
Other     
Data collected at:One time only            
Regular intervals      
Other             

Workforce Demand Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions       
Practice Settings:Community health centers             
Home health agencies             
Hospitals             
Nursing homes             
Physician offices             
Other             
Types of information collected:Vacancies       
Turnover             
Recruitment difficulty       
Retention difficulty             
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals             
Other       

Education Pipeline Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions     
Data collected from:Individuals             
Program     
Types of information collected:Graduation rates     
Enrollment rates     
Demographic characteristics of trainees     
Job market experiences of trainees             
Post-graduation plans of trainees             
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals             
Other     

Oregon Center for Nursing

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Jana Bitton

(503) 342-4047

Yes reports are posted to website

The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse, and exceptional nursing professionals. Since 2002, OCN has analyzed Oregon’s nursing workforce and released 14 reports on nursing supply and demand, as well as reports on nursing faculty, a database of nursing student admissions, cultural competence in nursing best practices, and more.

Workforce Demand Surveys

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions        
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process             
Survey that is part of the licensing process        
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory        
Not Mandatory             
Data collected on:Every Individual             
Sample of Individuals        
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics        
Educational background         
Practice characteristics        
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals        
Other             

Workforce Demand Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions        
Practice Settings:Community health centers             
Home health agencies        
Hospitals        
Nursing homes        
Physician offices             
Other        
Types of information collected:Vacancies        
Turnover        
Recruitment difficulty        
Retention difficulty             
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals             
Other        

Education Pipeline Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions         
Data collected from:Individuals             
Program         
Types of information collected:Graduation rates         
Enrollment rates         
Demographic characteristics of trainees         
Job market experiences of trainees             
Post-graduation plans of trainees             
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals         
Other             

Oregon Health Authority, Health Policy and Analytics Division

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Suzanne Yusem / Vanessa Wilson

971-673-3362 / 971-673-2213

Yes reports are posted to website

History regarding data collection efforts:
2009: The Oregon State Legislature passed HB 2009, establishing the Healthcare Workforce Reporting Program
2010: Seven health care licensing boards begin reporting data (Oregon State Board of Nursing, Oregon Medical Board, Oregon Board of Dentistry, Oregon Board of Licensed Dietitians, Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Occupational therapy Licensing, and Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board)
2011: Three voluntary boards began reporting data (Board of Licensed Counselors and Therapists; Board of Psychology Examiners, and Board of Licensed Social Workers)
2015:SB 230 expands the program to include 17 health care licensing boards Boards – Added during 2016-17
Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (beginning July 2016)
Oregon Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (beginning July 2016)*
Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (beginning Nov. 2017)
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (beginning July 2016)*
Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (beginning July 2016)
Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (beginning Sept. 2016)
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (beginning Nov. 2016)
Oregon Board of Optometry (beginning June 2017)
Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners (beginning July 2016)*
Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (beginning July 2016)

Data collected include: Demographics (Gender, race, ethnicity, languages spoken)
Education (highest degree attained, specialty training and certification)
Practice (Employment status and type, specialty, practice setting and location, future practice plans)
For physicians, NPs, dentists and NDs, data is also collected regarding acceptance of Medicaid patients and “patient mix” (% of patients by insurance type – all self-reported data)

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions 
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process             
Survey that is part of the licensing process 
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory 
Not Mandatory             
Data collected on:Every Individual 
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics 
Educational background 
Practice characteristics 
Other          
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals 
Other