Temporal Trends in Ambulatory Care Physicians Referral to Physical Therapists for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Analyses from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), years 2003-2014

June 21, 2017 Samannaaz S. Khoja, PT, PhD; Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD Poster presentation, 2017 CoHStar Summer Institute on Health Services Research Carolina HWRC Project: Integration of Rehabilitation Care from the Acute to Community Setting: The Role of Physician Referral           Objectives: To examine primary care physicians’ (PCPs) and orthopedists’ referral patterns to physical… Read more »

Workforce Planning for a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System

June 16, 2017 Erin Fraher, PhD Presentation to the EOHHS Healthcare Workforce Transformation Summit Presentation Overview New payment and care delivery models require broader definition of the health workforce As Rhode Island moves from planning to implementation, need to shift from “old school” to “new school” workforce planning approaches It’s not just about transforming the… Read more »

NC’s Oral Health Workforce: Distribution, Diversity, and Access to Care

May 10, 2017 Julie Spero, MSPH; Jacqueline Burgette; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Evan Galloway, MPS; Katie Gaul, MA; Thomas C. Ricketts, III, PhD, MPH Presentation to the NC Dental Public Health Educational Conference Presentation Overview Concerns about NC dentist supply Dentists are geographically maldistributed Progress to be made on race & gender diversity You can… Read more »

State-Based Approaches to Reforming Medicaid-Funded Graduate Medical Education

May 5, 2017 Erin Fraher, PhD; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Bacon, DrPH Presentation to the 13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference Presentation Overview High level of interest, limited implementation Most states seeking new funds, not redistributing existing funds Oversight bodies play critical role in educating legislature and navigating competing interests We heard loud call… Read more »

Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

May 4, 2017 Brianna Lombardi, MSW; Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD; Erica Richman, PhD; Erin Fraher, PhD; Mark W. Fraser, PhD; Shiyou Wu, MSW Presentation to the 13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference Presentation Overview Growth of social workers in healthcare Research aims Aim 1: To describe the functions of social workers on interprofessional… Read more »

Workforce Planning in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System

February 13, 2017 Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP Keynote Presentation at the South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum Hosted by the South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Institute of Medicine   Presentation Overview Current system is not sustainable—cost pressures will drive change Increased emphasis on population health requires expanded definition of health workforce Nursing workforce is critical… Read more »

Health Workforce Data and Policy Briefs Series

February 2017 The rapid transformation underway in the health care system has spurred national and state policy leaders to find strategies to organize and finance the delivery of health care in a way that addresses the Triple Aim of a better patient experience, improved population health, and lower healthcare costs. Since health care professionals comprise… Read more »

State-Based Approaches to Reforming Medicaid-Funded Graduate Medical Education

January 2017 Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Bacon, DrPH Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) More states were in the planning stages of GME reform than had actually implemented changes. 2) States tackled GME reform to address maldistribution of physicians by geography, specialty and setting; to respond to expansions in undergraduate medical… Read more »