Community health centers (CHCs) have long faced clinical staffing challenges especially in rural areas of the US due to providers perceiving a lack of socioeconomic opportunities. A recent study found that CHCs are adaptable and manage to maintain productivity levels across different staffing configurations by leveraging the clinical staff available. What is unknown is how two major changes in the health care landscape—adoption of an electronic health record (EHR) system and recognition of being a patient-centered medical home (PCMH)—have impacted staffing in CHCs, which may in turn have productivity implications.
Frogner, B. K., Wu, X., Park, J., & Pittman, P. (2015). Longitudinal Analysis of Electronic Health Records on Staffing Mix in Community Health Centers. , (). Retrieved from http://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/sphhs_policy_workforce_facpubs/12