Residency Training Outcomes in New York
The Center conducts an annual survey of all physicians completing a residency or fellowship training program in New York in order to better understand demand for new physicians and the outcomes of training. In 2012, the specialties experiencing the strongest demand were urology, dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery, adult psychiatry, and family medicine, while the specialties experiencing the weakest demand were pathology, radiology, pediatric subspecialties, nephrology, and ophthalmology. Well over half of newly trained physicians reported plans to leave the state for their first practice opportunity. To view the full report, go to: nyexitsurveyreport2013.pdf
Research Briefs and Reports on the New York Health Workforce
The Center has produced a series of research briefs on New York’s health workforce based on data from re-registration surveys of dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives. All of these briefs are available at the Center’s Web site.
A Profile of Active Dentists in New York
This brief describes demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of actively practicing dentists in New York. Despite the fact that almost all of the state’s regions are well above the national rate of 55 dentists per 100,000 population, access to basic oral health services in New York is problematic, particularly for Medicaid-insured patients. Download this research brief: nydentist2013.pdf
A Profile of Dental Hygienists in New York
This brief describes the active dental hygienist workforce in New York. The analysis finds that dental hygienists are unevenly distributed across the state, with substantial maldistribution in the counties of New York City. The vast majority of dental hygienists work in private dental practices and nearly half work part time. Download this research brief: nyhygienist2013.pdf
New York’s Primary Care Workforce
The primary care clinician workforce is expanding. This research brief examines the contributions of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives to the state’s primary care capacity. Download this research brief: nypricare2013.pdf
New York Physicians’ Plans to Retire or Reduce Hours
This research brief examines New York physicians’ plans to retire or reduce patient care hours in the next 12 months. The state’s physician workforce is aging. More physicians in rural counties are planning to retire or reduce patient care hours in the next year than physicians in urban counties. Also, general surgeons and ob/gyns are more likely to retire or reduce hours compared to other specialties. Download this research brief: nyphysretire2013.pdf
A Profile of Active Registered Nurses (RNs) in New York
RNs are an integral part of the New York’s health workforce. An analysis of active RNs in the state finds that over 60% of active RNs are age 50 or older and the vast majority of RNs are female. There is wide regional variation in the distribution of active RNs who report a bachelor’s degree as their highest nursing degree. Download this research brief: nyrn2013.pdf
Receipt of Medicaid and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payments by Physicians in New York
This brief describes the characteristics of physicians in New York who qualified for an award from either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive programs in the initial year of those programs. Physicians who practiced in primary care, patient-centered medical homes, or health professional shortage areas in New York were more likely than other physicians to receive an EHR incentive payment. Physicians practicing in rural areas were more likely than their urban counterparts to receive a Medicare EHR incentive program. Download this research brief: ehrincentivebrief2013.pdf
Physicians in the New York’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
This report profiles the physicians in New York who qualified for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and compares them to all active care physicians in the state. More than one-third of the physicians who received an EHR incentive practiced in general pediatrics or in a pediatric subspecialty. Physicians who received an incentive were more likely to work full time in an ambulatory care group practice than physicians in New York overall. Download this report: nymedicaidehrincentivereport2013.pdf
Works in Progress…
The Right Health Professionals in the Right Places (RP2)
The health of New Yorkers is essential to the state’s economic success. The State University of New York (SUNY) is uniquely positioned to train and educate the state’s future health workforce. RP2 seeks to partner SUNY institutions with health care providers at a regional level to assure that health workforce development is responsive to the local needs of the health sector. More information about SUNY’s RP2 initiative will be posted soon on SUNY’s Web site: http://www.suny.edu
As part of this effort, the Center has developed the Health Workforce Planning Data Guide designed to assist regional stakeholders in identifying their most pressing health workforce needs. The Data Guide includes information about the health status of the population, the current health workforce, and the educational pipeline. Download the guide: nys_health_workforce_planning_data_guide_2013.pdf
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Center Awarded Cooperative Agreement to Establish a Technical Assistance Health Workforce Research Center
The Center was recently awarded a four-year cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a Technical Assistance Health Workforce Research Center (TA HWRC). Working closely with the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, the TA HWRC will assist states and national organizations to understand the data and analysis needed for effective health workforce planning. Look for updates on the work of the TA HWRC in future Center e-newsletters.
Jean Moore, director of the Center, attended the International Seminar on Professional Regulation convened by the Ministry of Health of Brazil and held in Brasilia, August 13-16, 2013. Her presentation, Challenges to Systems of Health Professions Regulation: the United States Perspective, described the U.S. system for health professions regulation, the issues and challenges associated with it, and potential policy reforms to strengthen scope of practice decision making.
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