Navigation Links
Health Reform Bills Still Lack Strategic Focus on Health Workforce
Date:10/7/2009

AAHC Calls for National Entity to Address Workforce

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Academic health center CEOs told congressional staff and representatives of national health care organizations at a congressional briefing that pending health reform legislation does not yet reflect the strategic emphasis on health workforce needed to implement successful health system reform. "Pending bills include numerous important workforce-related provisions, but they lack sufficient means to effectively coordinate workforce policy among federal, state, and private laws, regulations, and standards," said Dr. Steven A. Wartman, President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC).

Dr. Wartman was joined in the panel discussion by: Dr. Nancy Dickey, President, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Texas A&M University System, immediate past AAHC Board Chair; Dr. Philip A. Pizzo, Dean, School of Medicine at Stanford University, and AAHC Board Chair; and Dr. M. Roy Wilson, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver, and AAHC Board member.

Dr. Wilson told the group that the nation must have a national agenda for the workforce. Without such an effort, federal, state and local governments and agencies will continue to work in isolated silos as they attempt to solve workforce issues.

Dr. Dickey emphasized that health workforce reform has to start today so the nation can build a viable infrastructure and rationalize our health workforce policy. With a permanent national workforce planning body, the nation can address the full range of workforce issues -- from shortages and geographic disparities, to regulatory and policy conflicts that prevent health professionals from practicing to the full extent of their training, to the paucity of reliable data on the workforce -- in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

Dr. Pizzo cautioned that when policymakers consider changes in health care reimbursement, they must take account of the unique academic health center education and research missions, which in part are dependent on clinical revenues. The nation must ensure that reimbursement reform does not financially undermine these academic health center missions that are so vital to the nation's economy and its preeminence in education and research worldwide.

"Comprehensive health workforce reform is necessary for successful health system reform, and the key to health workforce reform is creation of a permanent, ongoing health workforce planning body," concluded Wartman.

The AAHC is a national non-profit association dedicated to advancing the nation's health and well-being through leadership in health professions education, patient care, and research. For health-related news, see the AAHC blog, www.HealthPROSe.org.

SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
2. Baxter Awarded Pandemic Advanced Supply Contract from the Department of Health
3. BioMarin Partner AnGes MG, Inc. Submits BLA to Japanese Ministry of Health
4. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
5. Tone Deafness Explained, from the Harvard Health Letter
6. Pharmacopeia Assists the World Health Organization in the Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Malaria
7. Opko Health Doses First Patient in Phase 3 COBALT Trial of Bevasiranib for the Treatment of AMD
8. ViroPharma to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences
9. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Names Homayoon Khanlou, M.D. as its Chief of Medicine, U.S.
10. The Female Health Company Receives USAID DELIVER PROJECT Order for 5 Million Units
11. Pharmasset Presents R7128 Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study in Healthy Volunteers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group (ATAG), ... Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings on ... opioid addiction crisis, including through improved access to ... ATAG,s newly released paper, "The Role of Managed ... many issues around gaps and barriers to addiction ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 CVS Health ... annual Analyst Day in New York City on Thursday, December 15, 2016, ... Health leadership team will provide an in-depth review of ... shareholder value. The company will also discuss 2017 earnings ... video webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously ...
(Date:12/2/2016)...   CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO ), ... approved CytoSorb ® cytokine adsorber to treat deadly ... that Dr. Phillip Chan , Chief Executive Officer, ... Main Event investor conference held from December 6 ... Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than half of American teens report ... parents report speaking with their child about sex related topics, less than 60 percent ... is proud to announce the launch of its second edition of the “Sexual Wellness” ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the ... some unique properties including its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total ... crisp. , Nothing Water has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... On ... individuals and families from eight different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This ... volunteers worked very hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Northridge ... comprehensive in-house dental plan for all patients. Understanding that budget can play a ... patients a number of perks, including discounts on many valuable dental treatments. Options ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... In recent policy ... focus of public policymakers and system stakeholders in many states. To help them ... Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, Eighth Edition (MPI-WC) . , “If you ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):