New York

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

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members will have a new, telehealth option for minor medical problems in the new year. For a $10 co-payment or $40 for those in high-deductible plans (until the deductible is met), members can talk to a primary-care doctor by telephone or videoconference on smartphones or other electronic devices about minor, acute illnesses. The service is not meant to replace the patient’s relationship with a primary care doctor; it simply gives patients a way to consult a doctor when their own isn’t available.

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HealthNewsDigest.com

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 12, 2016) —  Fewer nurse practitioners practice per capita in downstate New York compared to upstate, a recent study conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds.

In addition, more than 75 percent of certified nurse practitioners (NPs) in New York State are actively practicing as NPs, while another 14 percent work as registered nurses.

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Lohud – The Journal News

You may want to consider acting on that toothache you’ve been ignoring for six months, or soon the soreness in the back of your mouth could be compounded by a new headache: Finding a dentist. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, New York state may face a shortage of dentists as early as 2025, as demand is expected to far outpace supply, with 1,024 fewer full-time dentists than needed. This is expected to become the third highest state shortage in the country.

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DiagnosticImaging.com – Editor’s Corner

I recently sought to find a new primary-care physician ‘who’s located closer to where my wife and I live.

It ended up being a lot harder than I thought. Either doctors don’t take our insurance, aren’t taking new patients, or just don’t have 15 minutes to spare in the next few months.

The primary-care physician shortage is real, people. I am sure you didn’t need me to tell you that, but it’s interesting to experience firsthand an issue that we seem to talk about every day.

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