Monthly Archives: March 2017

“Progress and Pathology in U.S. Health Policy”: February 28, 2017 Speaker Event with Richard Kronick, PHD

In partnership with AMN Healthcare, the program hosted this OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Presentation included:

  • A review of the contributions of U.S. health policy to progress in increasing access to care, improving quality of care, and restraining the rate of growth of healthcare spending
  • Pathologies in health policy that contribute to problems in access, quality, and cost
  • Prospects for change under a Trump Administration

    Richard Kronick, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego recently returned from a sabbatical in Washington D.C. where he served as Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy at Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. from 2010 – 2013. His work at UC San Diego focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of lack of insurance, and on understanding whether and how markets can be made to work in health care, particularly for vulnerable populations. He has developed and helped state Medicaid programs implement risk-adjusted payment systems for payment to HMOs.

    Flyer from Event:


    Attendees were treated to a very informative and engaging presentation.


    Associate Program Director Dr. Robert H. Kaplan introduced Dr. Kronick.


The LinkedIn Workforce Report for March 2017 shows a scarcity of workers with Healthcare Management Skills

LinkedIn Workforce Report March 2017

Big cities need more teachers, doctors, and nurses – We track skills gaps (a mismatch between the skills employers need – demand – and the skills workers have – supply) in 10 of the biggest U.S. cities. San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Houston have the biggest skills gaps, which are largely due to a scarcity of workers with service-industry skills. We took a closer look this month and uncovered that the most scarce service-industry skills are in healthcare management and education and teaching. Workers with healthcare management skills – like primary care, medical billing, and health education – are in scarcity in nine of the cities. And workers with education and teaching skills – like lesson planning, lecturing, and e-learning – are in scarcity in six of the cities.