NCIOM Highlight emerging trends in the supply of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the US and NC Closely examine the characteristics of physicians who are new to practice in NC Estimate the future supply of physicians for NC under optional scenarios Review some medical workforce policy options in other states
Describe trends in the supply and distribution of 1) the primary care workforce, including physicians, NPs and PAs; and 2) the specialty workforce, focusing on surgeons, psychiatrists, ob/gyns and pediatricians Examine race/ethnicity of the workforce compared to NC’s population Illustrate difference in hours worked per week in patient care by sex and age Begin discussion… Read more »
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Purpose is to provide an overview of the lessons learned from collecting allied health workforce data: What have we learned? What has gone well and what hasn’t gone so well? How can you collect workforce data to shape allied health workforce policy in your state?
Race of NC providers compared to NC population Rates of practicing in rural and undeserved areas by race Geographic distribution of underrepresented NC physicians compared to population *providers include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Why We Need to Pay Attention to the Rising Demand for Allied Health Workers in NC How to count allied health workers Why should policy makers care about the allied health care workforce? Allied health job bacancy tracking project What’s needed? Better coordination of allied health workforce development efforts
Why discuss? What’s a clinical doctorate? Arguments for and against the clinical doctorate Lessons learned: the move to the PharmD Different Perspectives
Human Resources for Health The term “stress” is used to describe conditions where supply trends move differently than they have in the past Workforce problems and solutions Past and current research themes Questions to be asked
The Sheps/NC AHEC Collaboration The NC Health Professions Data System (HPDS) Lessons Learned The Challenge: Defining AHEC role in context of declining funding and limited national capacity for workforce planning Moving Forward: Technical Assistance
Why study allied health workforce shortages? Challenges in estimating the supply of, and demand for, allied health professionals The allied health vacancy tracking project Moving forward—challenges and opportunities
Supply and demand data Linking allied health worforce shortages to economic development efforts The allied health vacancy tracking project Allied health workforce planning in the New World of Reform
Policy context of allied health What can NC learn from New Zealand? Allied health job vacancy tracking report: demand-side data Are We Creating Intelligence
Diversity and emerging workforce shortages Where do the data come from and what are strengths/limitations? What does health workforce diversity currently look like in the state? How has workforce diversity changed over time? Where are NC’s diverse practitioners educated? Data reflections: What does it all mean?
Retooling and Reconfiguring North Carolina’s Health Workforce to Meet the Demands of a Transformed Health Care System Why we need to retool and reconfigure the workforce Current challenges Future challenges What is needed to move toward a transformed system? Alignment of AHEC traditional mission with goals of health reform
Overview of the NC HPDS Review of the fall 2011 NC allied health vacancy report Review of NC health workforce diversity (2009 data)
Overview of the NC HPDS and data sources Diversity and emerging workforce shortages What does health workforce diversity currently look like in the state? How has workforce diversity changed over time? Where are NC’s diverse practitioners educated? Data reflections: What does it all mean?