Video: Presentation on National Trends and Emerging Issues in the Healthcare Workforce

New Health Workforce Research and Reflections on Emerging Issues

Professor Patricia Pittman, co-director of the GW Health Workforce Institute, was a panelist for a briefing hosted by the Wisconsin Evidence Based Health Policy Project on trends and emerging issues in the healthcare workforce nationally and in Wisconsin.

Investigation into How State Laws Affect What Hospitals Allow Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Do

nurse practitioners and physician assistants in action

New research that seeks to understand how hospital policies dictate what nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are allowed to do reveals that there is enormous variations across hospitals, and that, contrary to what might be expected, this variation is not associated with state scope of practice laws for either profession. 

Implications of Rising Numbers of Nurse Practitioners

A new blog in Health Affairs analyzes recent data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on the pipeline of new nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses (RNs). It presents the implications for the health care system, nursing and physician education, and federal and state policies.

Blog: The Social Mission of Medical Education – A Reflection

This is a slightly edited version of the commencement address that Fitzhugh Mullan gave at the Yale School of Medicine on May 21, 2018.

Issue Briefs Offer Snapshot into Use of Health Information Technology Use by Hospitals, Health Systems

Issue briefs published by the American Hospital Association (AHA) present a snapshot of current hospital and health system use of health information technology with policy context and considerations.