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IBM Health Corps, Utah Medical Education Council, and Utah Area Health Education Centers

2018
USA

The Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC) and Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) have developed a new model for projecting primary care health workforce need based on population health needs, disease burden, and evidence based care guidelines instead of using a simple health worker to population ratio.

As the U.S. considers how to deal with rising costs of health care, expected shortages in the health workforce, and the need to provide more primary and community-based care, the question of how to model workforce supply and demand is growing in importance.

UMEC has proposed working with IBM Health Corps to take their model and build an interactive tool, with flexible assumptions based on alternative payment models and service delivery assumptions. Their goal is to help policy makers, payers, clinicians, administrators, and educators build projections of the appropriate supply, size, and composition of the primary care workforce in order to design the right health worker education plans and payment models, and in the long term, improve access to and the quality of primary care.

Team Members

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Anne Fischer

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics

IBM Watson Health

USA

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics

IBM Watson Health

USA

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Randy Gregory II

Senior Design Strategist

IBM Watson Health

USA

Senior Design Strategist

IBM Watson Health

USA

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Richard Hopkins

Distinguished Engineer & Europe Cognitive Process Transformation Chief Technology Officer

Global Business Services

United Kingdom

Distinguished Engineer & Europe Cognitive Process Transformation Chief Technology Officer

Global Business Services

United Kingdom

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Dominic Panarello

Software Engineer

IBM Watson Health

Ireland

Software Engineer

IBM Watson Health

Ireland

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Dominick Washburn

UX Engineer & Product Designer

IBM Hybrid Cloud

USA

UX Engineer & Product Designer

IBM Hybrid Cloud

USA

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Hannah Yang

Senior Data Scientist

IBM Watson Health

USA

Senior Data Scientist

IBM Watson Health

USA

IBM Health Corps Team: