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Title: Emerging Issues in Health Career Education


1
Emerging Issues in Health Career Education
  • American Association for Community Colleges
  • Annual Conference
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • April 11, 2005

2
Panel of Presenters
  • Barbara R. Jones, PhD,
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Louisiana Delta Community College, Monroe, LA
  • Janell, Lang, EdS
  • Dean, Health Technologies Division
  • Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
  • Carol Miller, PhD
  • Director, School of Allied Health Technologies
  • Miami Dade College/Medical Center Campus

3
Goal
  • To provide participants with solutions to address
    current emerging issues when planning and
    delivering health career programs in community
    colleges

4
Allied Health Education Issues
  • Increased demand for some Allied Health programs
  • Instructional space limitations
  • Limited facility/clinical sites
  • Funding for high cost programs faculty,
    equipment, technology
  • Decreased availability of some Allied Health
    programs
  • Declining enrollments for some programs
  • Funding issues - high cost, low enrollment
    programs have been closed
  • Difficulty recruiting and retaining applicants
  • Faculty
  • Educational workforce (faculty) are aging and
    retiring
  • Faculty seeking higher salaries
  • Accreditation Regulations (i.e., JCAHO, OSHA,
    CAAHEP, NAACLS, CAPTE, etc.)

5
Presentation Overview
  • JCAHO Regulations pertaining to Criminal
    Background Checks of Faculty and students
  • Increasing Health Career Program Access and
    Capacity
  • Collaborative Efforts for Delivery of Health
    Career Programs
  • Health Career Education Organizations
  • Overview on the Status of the Allied Health
    Reinvestment Act

6
JCAHOCriminal Record Background Checks
  • Carol Miller, PhD
  • Director, School of Allied Health Technologies
  • Miami Dade College/Medical Center Campus
  • Carol.miller_at_mdc.edu

7
Criminal Background Checks
  • What is driving this effort?
  • How are educational institutions addressing this
    need?
  • Challenges associated with implementation
  • Determining the guidelines for applicants

8
Health Care Programs Monitor
  • State Laws
  • JCAHO Standards
  • Individual hospital policies

9
Increasing Health Career Program Access and
Capacity
  • Janell Lang,EdS
  • Dean, School of Health Sciences
  • Owens Community College, Toledo and Findlay, OH
  • janlang_at_owens.edu

10
An Even Greater Need
  • The tipping point in health care in
    Americathe point at which a crisis can become a
    disaster.
  • Over 600,000 nursing positionswill be open by
    2012. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Allied Health An Even Greater Need.

11
The Test of
Community Colleges
and their Answers...
12
Distance Learning
13
Health Information Technology
  • Medical language experts who interpret, process,
    store, and retrieve health information.
  • Employment is projected to increase by47 by
    2012. (BLS)
  • Specializations include
  • Coding
  • Billing
  • Reimbursement
  • Transcription

14
Cancer Information Management
  • Cancer registration is the basic method by which
    information about the incidence, type, extent of
    disease at time of diagnosis, treatment methods
    used and survival rates is systematically
    collected.
  • Laws
  • Cancer Registry Amendment Act (Public Law
    103-515) 1992
  • State Laws 1993

15
Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Genetics
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Forensics
  • Cellular structure, chemical composition and
    functions of normal and abnormal tissue and the
    skills to prepare, fix, process, embed, section,
    and stain tissue.
  • Computer technologies and base line analyses.

16
Fields in Homeland Security
  • Paramedic to RN Bridge Program
  • Food Safety

17
OpportunitiesShort Term Programs
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Sterile Processing
  • EKG
  • Phlebotomy

18
OpportunitiesOne Year Certificate Programs
  • Practical Nursing
  • Polysomnography
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Medical Transcription

19
OpportunitiesPostgraduate Programs
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography

20
Expanding Program CapacitiesMore Challenges
  • Health career education programs are expensive to
    develop and create
  • Funding for higher education has been cut in many
    states in recent years
  • Legislatures are reluctant to approve
    differential tuition for high cost programs
  • Accreditation/Licensure issues
  • Lack of qualified faculty
  • Lack of clinical sites and training space

21
Expanding Program CapacitiesMore Solutions
  • Distance Learning
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Ohio Learning Network
  • Saturday and Sunday clinicals
  • 7P-A clinicals in specialty areas
  • More community-based clinical education sites
  • Spina Bifida and MDA summer camps
  • The Giving Tree
  • Utilization of college-based clinical sites
  • Disability Services
  • Health Centers
  • Transition to Independent Living Skills Project

22
Collaborative Efforts for Delivery of Health
Career Programs
  • Barbara Jones, PhD
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Monroe, LA
  • bjones_at_ladelta.cc.la.us

23
Why Collaboration?
  • Limited funding
  • Limited physical resources
    (i.e., space, equipment, technology)
  • Limited faculty
  • Accreditation/regulations
  • Use of available expertise and established
    programs and resources

24
Institutional Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Employee/faculty sharing
  • Sharing of Classroom and Clinical space
  • Student tuition stipends or reimbursements
  • Equipment sharing
  • Grants for program development
  • Funds for faculty salary or program support
  • Endowments
  • Continuing education

25
Collaborations
  • Develop collaborations at the institutional,
    local, state, and federal level to
  • Increase funding/off-set costs
  • Increase supply of students in the health career
    education pipeline
  • Participate in development and best practices
    research
  • Increase and improvement of health care delivery
    to meet community needs

26
Collaborations - Local
  • Medical facilities - institution
  • Faculty sharing
  • Classroom/clinical space
  • Distance learning
  • Funding
  • Stipends
  • Endowments
  • Equipment Donations
  • Medical Centers
  • Vendors
  • Other
  • Tech Prep
  • Local AHEC

27
Collaborations - State
  • Higher Education Institution - institution
  • Distance Learning
  • Remote site programs
  • Incumbent Worker Training Programs
  • Health Care Workforce Boards

28
Collaborations - Federal
  • National Health Systems (i.e., HCA)
  • Workforce Investment
  • HRSA - Allied Health Project Grants
  • Nursing Reinvestment Act
  • Proposed Allied Health Reinvestment Act

29
Health Career Education Professional
Organizations for Two-Year Colleges
  • Health career educational organizations provide
    opportunities for networking, sharing, and
    collaborating

30
  • The purpose of the National Network of Health
    Career Programs in Two Year Colleges is to
    promote and encourage innovation, collaboration,
    and communication among two-year colleges
    sponsoring health career programs.

31
  • The National Network is an organization of health
    education leaders from across the nation from
    two-year colleges dedicated to
  • Promoting and encouraging innovation,
    collaboration, cooperation, and communication
    with two-year colleges sponsoring health career
    programs
  • Developing new leaders in health career education
  • Expressing and advocating the interests of health
    career programs in two-year colleges (i.e.,
    accreditation issues, practice issues, federal
    policy issues, etc.)

32
  • For information
  • Executive DirectorCullen Johnson
  • 714 Harsh RoadMarblehead, OH 43440Phone
    1-800-592-1299 pin 50Email texascj_at_bright.net
  • http//www.nn2.org

33
National Organization for Associate Degree
Nursing (N-OADN)
  • N-OADN is the leading advocate for associate
    degree nursing education and practice, and
    promotes collaboration in charting the future of
    health care education and delivery.

34
National Organization for Associate Degree
Nursing (N-OADN)
  • N-OADN strives to
  • Maintain eligibility for registered nurse
    licensure for graduates of associate degree
    nursing programs.
  • Educate students and promote AD nursing programs
    at community colleges nationwide.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of issues
    impacting AD education and practice.
  • Develop partnerships and increase communication
    with other professional organizations.
  • Increase public understanding of the role of the
    associate degree nurse.
  • Participate at national and state levels in the
    formation of healthcare policy.
  • Facilitate legislative action supportive of the
    goals of N-OADN.

35
National Organization for Associate Degree
Nursing (N-OADN)
  • For information
  • Executive DirectorBelinda E. Puetz, PHD, RN7794
    Grow DrivePensacola, FL 32514Phone (850)
    484-0514Fax (850) 484-8762Email
    bepuetz_at_puetzamc.com
  • http//www.noadn.org

36
Other Organizations
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
    Nursing and Allied Health Initiative
  • Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
  • Health Resources and Service Administration
    (HRSA)
  • Accrediting Agencies (CAAHEP, NAACLS, CAPTE,
    etc.)
  • Health Professions Network

37
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
    Nursing and Allied Health Initiative
  • Roxanne FulcherDirector, Health Professions
    Policy202-278-0200, ext. 274email
    RFulcher_at_aacc.nche.edu

38
Allied Health Reinvestment Act
  • Senate Bill 473
  • Sponsors Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jeff Bingaman
    (D-NM) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT)
  • More co-sponsors needed

39
Purposes of this bill
  • Public service announcements
  • Increasing educational opportunities
  • Expanding enrollments in related programs
  • Enhancing workforce through retention programs
  • Developing retention strategies
  • Expanding centers of excellence
  • Developing clinical education
  • Supporting State/Local campaigns

40
Important Legislative Action Needed
  • Watch
  • Communicate
  • Act

41
Questions and Answers
42
Emerging Issues in Health Career Education
  • American Association for Community Colleges
  • Annual Conference
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • April 11, 2005
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