Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC completes initial physician workforce assesment
The Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has established a database of actively practicing non-military physicians in Hawaii. Hawaii is approximately 700 physicians short of what a similar community has on the mainland, and this could grow to 1,500 in 10 years.
Estimated shortages of primary care physician assistants and nurse practitioners add to the shortage of care providers.
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Hawaii Physician Workforce Summit
Guest Speakers: Dr. Len Nichols, Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics & Carl W. Taylor, Executive Director of Institute for Health Research JABSOM & Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC present the 2013 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit: Improving Provider Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on April 20, 2013 from 8:45am-5:00pm. The summit will address issues surrounding provider satisfaction including: the ideal healthcare system in Hawaii, telehealth, PCMH payment incentives and medical malpractice changes in Hawaii.
See Coverage of the workforce shortage on KITV
See coverage of the workforce shortage in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
View the Workforce Summit Booklet online. Video of the conference may be seen here.
Powerpoint presentations: A Physicans Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty (Carl Taylor), Introduction of 2012 State Loan Repayment (Kelley Withy), Hawaii Specific Solutions to Improve your Bottom Line: Len Nichols, Carl Taylor, Lisa Konove, Curtis Toma. Telehealth for Hawaii: Deb Birkmire-Peters, Eric Brown, Kathy Chorba, Javeed Siddiqui, Christine Sakuda, & Susan Helm. Interprofessional Teamwork Models that Work: Deborah Gardner, Amy Duerler, Timothy Duerler, Valisa Saunders, Dan Domizio.
Over 200 physicians and healthcare workers attended the 2012 Hawaii Physician's Workforce Summit on Saturday, April 14 at the Sheraton Waikiki. The goal of the conference was to help Hawai‘i providers (especially solo and small group) implement Patient Centered Medical Home transformation.
View the Physician Workforce Summit Booklet online. To view powerpoint slides from the breakout sessions and morning presentations, click here.
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