Health Workforce Sentinel Network



    Description:

    Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network

    The workforce is key to healthcare transformation, and to effectively meet transformation goals the healthcare industry needs early signals of changes in the occupations, skills, and roles required by evolving healthcare systems. The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network (WSHWSN) supports efficient and effective health workforce preparation and deployment by:

    • identifying emerging signals of changes in health workforce demand, and
    • rapidly disseminating this information to education, training and policy partners who can take action based on findings.

    Health workforce Sentinels:

    • help ensure the state’s health workforce is prepared to respond to the transforming health care environment,
    • have access to current and actionable information about emerging workforce needs, and
    • can compare their organization’s experiences and emerging workforce demand trends with similar employer groups.

    Information provided by health workforce Sentinels are kept confidential and are reported in aggregate form, grouped with data from other similar organizations.

    The Sentinel Network, is an initiative of Washington’s Health Workforce Council, conducted collaboratively by Washington’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

    Funding to initiate the Sentinel Network came from the Healthier Washington initiative in 2016, with ongoing core support from Governor Inslee’s office and the Washington State Legislature.

    Further project details and findings can be found on the WA Sentinel Network website.

    Project Director: Susan M. Skillman, MS
    Contact Info: skillman@uw.edu, 206-543-3557

    Operation Director: Ben Stubbs, MPH
    Contact: bstubbs@uw.edu

    Health Workforce Sentinel Network in Other States

    Connecticut

    The Health Workforce Sentinel Network was introduced in Connecticut in Spring, 2019

  • Funder:

    CMMI – Washington Health Care Authority – Washington Workforce Board

     

  • Status:

    In Progress

  • Links/Documents:

    This study referenced in the May 2018 Milbank Memorial Fund Issue Brief, Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development by Rachel Block.

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Documents/Media
Skillman SM, Ruttinger C, Spetz J, Aragon S Describing workforce demand: Three states’ data collection and dissemination approaches and examples of uses of the data PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Using a novel approach to obtain and deploy demand data for health workforce development: Recent applications of the Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION PDF
Skillman SM The rural health workforce: Supporting effective rural workforce planning in Washington with data PRESENTATION
Ferguson D, Skillman SM, Stubbs BA, Swadener S Understanding Washington’s health workforce: Using the Sentinel Network to assess need and find solutions. PRESENTATION
Papadakis E, Skillman SM Health workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Stubbs BA, Clark AK Presenting Data Using Online Interactive Dashboards: The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network Experience PRESENTATION Link to Document
Skillman SM, Stubbs BA, Clark AK Washington State’s health workforce Sentinel Network: A novel way to obtain and deploy workforce demand data PRESENTATION
Skillman SM A novel way to obtain and deploy health workforce demand data: The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Skillman SM A novel way to obtain and deploy health workforce demand data: the Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Stubbs BA, Skillman SM, Clark AK, Patterson DG Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network: A Novel Way to Obtain and Deploy Workforce Demand Data PRESENTATION ARM Sentinel Network poster 2017-06-16
Stubbs BA A Novel Way to Obtain and Deploy Health Workforce Demand Data: The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION Power Point_Stubbs_SentinelNetwork_AAMC_5-4-2017_
Stubbs BA A Novel Way to Obtain and Deploy Health Workforce Demand Data: The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Stubbs BA A novel way to obtain and deploy health workforce demand data: The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Stubbs BA, Skillman SM, Ferguson D. The Sentinel Network: Identifying Emerging Health Workforce Demand and Training Needs in Washington State PRESENTATION
Stubbs BA, Skillman SM, Ferguson D The Sentinel Network: Identifying Emerging Health Workforce Demand and Training Needs in Washington State PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION Power Point
Skillman SM Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Skillman SM PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Washington State’s health workforce: (1) Physicians and (2) Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Hager LJ, Skillman SM Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Skillman SM, Hager LJ Washington State’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network PRESENTATION
Skillman SM, Hager LJ A new approach to monitoring changes in health workforce demand: Washington’s health workforce industry sentinel network PRESENTATION