PRIMARY CARE, DENTAL & PSYCHIATRIC HPSA DATA COLLECTION 2017 – 2024

Jena Smith of WIM Tracking is a contractor for the Montana Primary Care Office (PCO), a division of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. WIM provides the Montana PCO with primary care physician, dentist and psychiatrist data collection and database maintenance services of the Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS). The HPSA data collection and maintenance process helps the PCO determine what counties, populations and facilities have a shortage of primary care providers. The HPSA designations are used to determine where federal funding is allocated for provider recruiting.

2021 ORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT

WIM Tracking is a contractor for the Idaho Oral Health Program, a division of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This project began in summer of 2020 and will conclude in the fall of 2021. The work includes quantitative and qualitative data collection through publish data sets, surveys of dentists, dental hygienists and physicians and key informant interviews.

2018 ORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT

WIM Tracking was a contractor for the Montana Oral Health Program, a division of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, WIM assisted the Montana Oral Health Program with data collection and narrative services for the Montana Oral Health Workforce Assessment. The workforce assessment will be used to help with health workforce planning efforts. The 2018 Oral Health Workforce Assessment is available here.

THE BRIGHT APP: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE 2017 – Today

Montana Health Workforce Services maintains a database of healthcare providers active in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. This database is known as the WIM Datahub and is utilized by state agencies, non-profits, healthcare facilities, grant writers, resource guide developers and workforce researchers.

The Bright App is a new public facing directory of behavioral healthcare professionals and is available on eight websites:

Montana 211
BCBS Big Blue Sky Initiative
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Bozeman Help Center
Montana Access to Pediatric Psychiatry Network
Marias Health
Montana Primary Care Association
WIM Tracking

CONTRACTOR FOR MONTANA OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH 2020

WIM has assisted the Montana Office of Rural Health, Area Health Education Center, and Graduate Medical Education Council in various projects. Most recently, WIM developed a Primary Care Workforce portfolio that includes a series of workforce maps and analytics for use in the 2021 legislature. In 2020, WIM also assisted MORE/AHEC with a Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals Assessment.