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Health Professions in the News: Doug Halsall | Augmented And Virtual Reality - Popular Gaming Technologies Set To Transform Healthcare

The Gleaner (January 19, 2020)

Most people are familiar with virtual reality and augmented reality as it relates to gaming (Pokemon Go arguably put the use of augmented reality in gaming in the spotlight and VR headsets have become more and more popular in the last few years). Virtual reality is where a person, or group of persons...

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Health Professions in the News: Here's how Gavin Newsom wants to cut health care costs with the new state budget

The Sacramento Bee (January 10, 2020)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks about how he plans to reduce the cost of health care in his 2020-21 budget proposal. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial intelligence makes way into health care

The Daily Herald (11-30-2019)

The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Can Behavioral Health Entrepreneurs Finally Break Through?

California Health Care Foundation (September 20, 2019)

In California, nearly two out of three adults with a mental illness do not receive mental health services, and only 1 out of 10 adults with a substance use disorder receives any kind of treatment. These gaps in care have drawn the attention not only of policymakers, but also health technology investors...

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Health Professions in the News: Practice Stability and Consistency are Vital to Success

Healthcare News (September 10, 2019)

The most significant characteristic of a practice is its unique culture and history. Whether your practice consists of a solo practitioner, group, health system, it is important to remember that the practice attracted its patients based on the personalities and styles of its physicians and staff-known...

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Health Professions in the News: Medical Interpreters Bridge Crucial Gaps Between Patients and Providers

California Health Care Foundation (June 13, 2019)

Sonny Le recalls the first time in his career as a medical interpreter that he thought he was going to faint. The Oakland-based Vietnamese translator was in a hospital at an appointment with a client when a labor and delivery care team paged him to rush across the complex to the operating room...

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Health Professions in the News: Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

California Health Care Foundation (May 16, 2019)

Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The no-nonsense doctor from Oakland’s Highland...

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Health Professions in the News: A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California

California Health Care Foundation (February 19, 2019)

California’s diverse population — the biggest in the United States — is growing. The state has an urgent need to train a modern health care workforce with the skills required to provide care in a rapidly evolving environment. Physicians develop those skills from graduate medical education (GME), which...

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Health Professions in the News: Health Workforce Commission Lays the Groundwork for Easier Access to Care

California Health Care Foundation (February 4, 2019)

California’s bold efforts to expand coverage and improve care depend entirely on whether we have the people in place to provide that care. A new report out today from the California Future Health Workforce Commission charts a clear path to ensure that our state has the right people in the right places...

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Health Professions in the News: Five Ways to Cure California’s Doctor Shortage

California Health Care Foundation (January 11, 2019)

We know that primary care is essential for good health, but access to primary care in California varies greatly, with large swaths of the state competing for attention from increasingly fewer doctors. The primary care shortage is complex, rooted in decisions that future doctors make long before they...

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Health Professions in the News: The NP Career Brings Great Opportunity, But What Are the Challenges?

Health eCareers (October 30, 2018)

Like any job, the nurse practitioner career presents challenges.  What challenges might you face in a career as a NP? Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Health Affairs Looks at What’s Happening in the Golden State

California Health Care Foundation (September 7, 2018)

In California Healthline, Anna Gorman describes California as “a health care laboratory with mixed results.” Though the state has been a pioneer in embracing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its vast size, diverse population, and the realities of implementing health policy and innovations in a contentious...

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Health Professions in the News: 12 Healthcare Jobs With Most Growth Since 2007

Becker's Hospital Review (March 12, 2018)

The healthcare industry boasts 12 of the jobs across all industries that saw the most growth from 2007-17, with home health aides having the highest growth rate, according to online job finder platform CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder based the data on Emsi, the job finder platform's labor market analysis...

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Health Professions in the News: Intermountain Healthcare Opens New Virtual Hospital

Healthcare Informatics (March 1, 2018)

The Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has launched one of the nation’s largest virtual hospital services, bringing together 35 telehealth programs and more than 500 caregivers to enable patients to receive remote medical care, according to an announcement from the health system...

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Health Professions in the News: Expert Advice For The Corporate Titans Taking On Health Care

California Healthline (January 31, 2018)

An announcement Tuesday by three of the nation’s corporate titans — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — that they are joining forces to address the high costs of employee health care has stirred the health policy pot. It immediately sent shock waves through the health sector...

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Health Professions in the News: Healthcare Industry to Create 4 Million Jobs by 2026

Modern Healthcare (October 27, 2017)

The healthcare industry will continue to drive the nation's employment growth through 2026 by adding around 4 million new jobs, accounting for about a third of total job growth, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released earlier this week. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Student Health Bills On The Move; Start Time, Transportation Cola And Reserve Cap Up Next Week

California School Boards Association (July 5, 2017)

After approval in the Senate Education Committee last week, Assembly Bill 834 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach) today passed the Senate Health Committee and will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill would establish an Office of School-Based Health Programs within the California Department...

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Health Professions in the News: Healthcare Drives Yearly Job Growth

Modern Healthcare (January 6, 2017)

Healthcare created more jobs than any other sector in 2016, helping to drive total annual job growth to 2.2 million, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read the full story here.

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