Health Care Reform Increases Workforce Planning Needs

Article Summary One of the many upcoming changes in the new legislation will be the 2014 requirement that large organizations offer “full-time” employees and their dependents the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage under an employer sponsored insurance plan. It is

Changes Ahead: Health Care Reform in a Challenging Economy

Article Summary In the wake of passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), health care costs continue to mount for employers, according to Towers Watson surveys of U.S. employers conducted in May and August of this year: The anticipated

Experts Name 9 ways to Fix Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Article Summary The United States needs to invest more in primary care providers – one of nine ways to increase the healthcare workforce, according to the Center for American Progress. In a new report released Thursday, Ellen-Marie Whelan and Daniel Derksen of

Advance Diversity in the Workforce through the New Health Law

Article Summary With 32 million additional Americans eligible for coverage in 2014 through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care systems will need to identify physicians, community health centers, and other providers who can provide care to these newly

Health Reform and the Healthcare Workforce

Joanne Spetz from the UCSF Center for the Health Professions examines how health reform will impact the healthcare workforce. Series: “Health Policy Studies”, UCTelevision. Watch video on YouTube

Incentive Plan Design in the Current Health Care Environment

Article Summary Today’s environment is causing hospitals and health systems to rethink performance measurement. First, organizations are facing revenue pressures. The health care reform law calls for a decline in provider reimbursements and the redesign of the health care delivery system. Other

Employee Perspectives on Health Care: Employee Engagement

Part II – Report Summary With the economy still unstable, many employees face the strain of job insecurities, rising benefit costs and resulting financial troubles. With so many competing pressures, it’s not surprising many workers are failing to place a high priority

Healthcare Transformation Using Information Technology

Report Summary In  2008, HIMSS called for major recommendations to transform healthcare using health information technology (IT). The years 2009 and 2010 were momentous for healthcare transformation in the United States when many of these recommendations were enacted into law and are

Employee Perspectives on Healthcare: The Affordability Gap

Part I – Survey Report Summary Although nearly two-thirds of employees are satisfied with their health plan, overall satisfaction with plans has fallen from 2007 levels. Increases in health care costs continue to outpace the historic rate of inflation. Recent Towers Watson