The US Health Provider Workforce

Today?s health policy debates tend to focus on insurance coverage and payment systems?the ?demand side? of healthcare. Just as important (though often neglected) are the factors that determine the number of licensed practitioners?the ?supply side.? New approaches to the education, training, licensing, and certification of medical professionals (including the use of new technologies) can significantly improve access, cost, and quality of care for Americans.

About Robert Zinn

Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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