California’s Health Workforce Is Ready for a Technology Tune-Up — Video
Workforce, Telehealth, Investing in Innovation
Between virtual visits, automated physician assistants, and apps that aid in preventative care, technology may help California solve its doctor shortage and make the most of its health care workforce. Watch our video explainer to see how.
Health Affairs Looks at What’s Happening in the Golden State
September 7, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs, Maternal Health, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: California is often seen as a bellwether state — a leader in everything from clean energy to defending immigrant rights — so it’s no surprise that health care in California is the theme of a special issue of Health Affairs.
2017 Edition — California Nurses
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz
Nursing is the single largest health profession in the state. These quick reference guides look at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
RN Role Reimagined: How Empowering Registered Nurses Can Improve Primary Care
Thomas Bodenheimer, Laurie Bauer, J. Nwando Olayiwola, Sara Syer
Facing a shortage of primary care physicians and a large increase in patients needing care, safety-net clinics are realizing the full potential of using the nursing workforce to deliver better care.
2015 Edition — Beds for Boomers
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient? This Almanac report looks at 2012 and 2013 data as well as projections for the future.
Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology
Anne Boyd Rabkin, Dan Weberg
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. This series looks at how different innovations are being adopted by health care organizations to help nurses do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.