Category Archives: IT

Concerned About Jobs in Your Community? What You Can Do To Help

Did you know that with nearly 9% unemployment we are importing tens of thousands of foreign born and foreign trained doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers every year rather than training Americans to do these jobs.  Roughly 1.5 million … Continue reading

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Atlantic Wire Lists “America’s Health Worker Mismatch” as “Five Best Friday Column”

Atlantic Wire, the online edition of The Atlantic has listed my NYT Op-Ed piece as one of its “Five Best Friday Columns”:  http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/09/five-best-friday-columns/56866/

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My New York Times Op-Ed Piece on Health Labor Markets

I have an Op-Ed piece on health labor markets and the state of US health professional schools on page A23 of today’s New York Times.  It’s also available online here.

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Labor Day Special: “Insourced” Featured on IntraHealth’s Website

In order to draw attention to the labor implications of the insourcing of foreign trained health workers, IntraHealth International has featured an article on “Insourced” on its website.  Foreign trained health workers are more likely to accept lower wages and unsafe working conditions (including … Continue reading

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Health IT Workers in Short Supply

Health IT blogger Bobby Gladd has commented that as more hospitals and physicians in the US use electronic health records, the demand for health IT (HIT) workers is growing exponentially.  These workers are essential to keeping electronic records functioning so … Continue reading

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