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The American Academy of Nursing announced today that it has selected 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2017 class of Academy fellows. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place October 5-7, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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Crain’s New York Business

This week’s Pulse Extra focuses on diversity among health professionals in New York state. The Center for Health Workforce Studies at SUNY Albany recently published a report examining the race and ethnicity of doctors, dentists, and nurses from 2011 to 2015, compared to the previous five-year period. A diverse workforce “assures the adequacy of health workforce supply while addressing concerns about social justice,” the Center wrote. The diversity will also help hospitals and clinics provide culturally competent care. Below, we look at demographic trends among physicians and nurses.

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WXXI News

A new report has found that jobs in health care have grown significantly in New York State. Researchers at the University of Albany determined that between 2000 and 2014 health care employment has more than doubled. The Center for Health Workforce Studies says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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Healthcare Finance

Employment in healthcare across New York continues to grow statewide, especially in home healthcare and ambulatory care, according to a report from the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. Between 2000 and 2014, employment in home healthcare grew by 136 percent, with employment in ambulatory care growing  30 percent. Overall, healthcare employment in New York increased by 24 percent during that time.

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Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school’s Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled during that time, while jobs in ambulatory care grew by 30 percent. The center says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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The Times Union

ALBANY — Growth in New York health care jobs in the 21st century has reflected an industry move away from costly hospitals toward less expensive outpatient settings and even home-based care. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of home-health care jobs doubled, adding 88,000 positions statewide, while almost 74,000 jobs were added in outpatient centers, marking a 30 percent increase, according to a report released Thursday by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. Overall health-care employment grew 24 percent during the same period, compared to 1 percent job growth in other industries statewide.

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The Daily Gazette

ALBANY — Details of a new report on the health care industry may be news to a lot of people, but the conclusion should surprise no one: The health workforce is seeing continued, strong growth. The University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies announced the report results Thursday and noted that home health care and ambulatory care are showing particularly strong job growth: 136 percent and 30 percent, respectively, between 2000 and 2014. Overall health care employment jumped 24 percent statewide during that period.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

Health care is the area’s top private employer and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Kandis Harter works as talent acquisition manager for the area’s largest health care employer, the Mohawk Valley Health System. She doesn’t see hiring slowing up any time soon. “I’ll be out of a job if they do,” she quipped. The health system gets lots of applications for every job but struggles sometimes to find enough qualified applicants, she said.

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DentistryToday.com

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to the University of Albany. Its researchers report that teledentistry can provide critical services where gaps currently exist, especially for treatment planning and specialty consultations, as a means to improve access to oral health services in areas with inadequate availability of general and specialty dental care.

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OralHealthGroup.com

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to a new report by researchers at the University at Albany. The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recently published “Case Studies of 6 Teledentistry Programs: Strategies to Increase Access to General and Specialty Dental Services,” summarizing findings from a study of oral health providers on their use of teledentisty services.

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