The Post-2014 Health Care Workforce: Meeting the Demand for Increased Primary Care
Concerns are mounting about the capacity of the primary care workforce to meet the demands of an influx of newly insured individuals in 2014 and the complex needs of an aging population. However, the changes in payment and delivery models that are gaining momentum across the country could provide natural opportunities to address critical workforce challenges.
This webinar on strategies to increase primary care capacity featured industry leaders discussing the following:
- the dynamics behind workforce shortages and the effects of delivery system innovations on the demand for services
- strategies for attracting medical students to family practice
- an initiative to close gaps in primary care teams by recruiting and training physician assistants and other health professionals
- a care management approach designed to promote efficiency in primary care practices, and a physician perspective on how well it's working
- a tele-medicine program that responds to the needs of underserved areas and to growing demand for convenience