Call to Schedule HWapps Workforce Data Collection Training

Workforce Development

For Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program Years 1 and 2, the Workforce Committee has focused on collecting and analyzing data to:

  1. assess the present healthcare workforce
  2. predict the skill sets, needs and opportunities of future healthcare professionals

These baseline reports have been completed and submitted to the State:

  • Target workforce
  • Gap analysis
  • Workforce transition
  • Compensation and Benefit
  • Training strategy

The Work and Planning:
In addition, the team has created and submitted a Workforce Communication Plan to the Governance Committee, meeting the requirements of Milestone 8 in the Governance Implementation Plan.

These data analysis efforts set the stage for the Committee to begin DY3 by identifying and addressing workforce concerns such as shortages of primary care physicians and psychiatrists; recruitment; retention; and other alternatives. The committee will also examine obstacles to retaining Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA); and will begin exploring the workforce needs of Long Term Managed Care.

Presently, the Training Strategy Subcommittee is reaching out to academic institutions to develop partnerships in the mission critical areas of training and education.

Additionally, Health WorkForce apps (HWapps) training is continuing for partnering facilities. Of its many capabilities, HWapps enables partners to access important online training modules, and to record DSRIP workforce spending, to name just two. If you have not received your training on the Workforce Data Collection section of the platform, please contact your Millennium Project Manager or Josh Russell from WNY Rural AHEC at 585-786-6275.

Finally, the Workforce Committee will be working to identify and address workforce issues including the shortages of primary care physicians and psychiatrists; recruitment; retention; and other alternatives. The Committee will also examine obstacles to retaining Certified Nurse Assistants (CAN); and will begin exploring the workforce needs of Long Term Managed Care.

If you see a need or would like to discuss workforce issues further, please contact Jan Brown, Millennium Director of Human Resources at 716-898-6421.

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