Our 2017 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference Detailed Agenda is a list of over 70 speakers and experts from across the spectrum of care. The heading colors correspond to track colors on our Topical Agenda to help you organize your day.
Welcome and Introduction
This opening session will kick off the day's convening and agenda with some comments on the role of State of Reform and the day's content in a new era of policy and politics.
Host, State of Reform
Morning Keynote: The Changing Landscape of Hawaii’s Health Care System
Michael Stollar is President and COO of HMSA, Hawaii’s largest health plan. At HMSA, Stollar has led the health system transformation efforts which includes reshaping payment models and delivery system criteria of the approximately 70% of the market HMSA covers. His keynote remarks will outline the path that HMSA has taken to arrive at January, 2017, and what the road ahead looks like for Hawaii’s health care system.
President and COO, HMSA
Systemic Approaches to Addressing Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Substance use is an underlying or co-occurring contributor to poor health and often connected to mental health challenges that have far reaching implications for the individual and society. This panel will take up the topic and talk through how the system is responding - and what more might be done in the years ahead.
Division Chief, ADAD, Department of Health
Senior Vice President, West Region, Beacon Health Options
Executive Director, Hina Mauka
Principal Investigator, Pacific Addiction Research Center (PARC)
Capitol Insiders Discuss the 2017 Session
Health care policy is local as well as national. What health policy and funding issues will be new, continuing, or no longer relevant? What national policy changes might affect Hawaii health policy? This panel of advocates and experts will talk through what’s ahead in 2017.
Legislative Chair, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hawaii Section
: Executive VP,Policy, Capital Consultants
VP, Business Advocacy & Development, Chamber of Commerce
Changing Nature of Payer Provider Relationships
Health care reform and innovation have significantly changed the way health care is provided and paid for, including tailoring care to patient socio-economic needs, care integrated horizontally and vertically, and paying for quality and outcomes. How are these changes playing out in Hawaii and what are the implications for both sides of this relationship?
Queen's Clinically Integrated Physicians Network
Chief Executive Officer, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Re-Connecting Community to the Health Care System
Socio-economic factors play a tremendously important role in supporting health, from lifestyle to social connections. What shape is the idea of community taking in conversations regarding health and health care? How is that changing things in Hawaii? This panel of experts will share their thoughts and experiences on the topic.
Chief Executive Officer, AlohaCare
Chief Operating Officer, Jiseki
Executive Director, Community First
Executive Director, Kokua Kalihi Valley
Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Healthy Babies and Families
The Department of Health's and Deparment of Human Services' systemic approaches to partnerships within public health and the private health care community is driving change and moving many initiatives forward at a rapid pace. Come and learn more about how they are working together to improve the health of the community.
, Department of Health
: Community Project Development Director, Department of Human Services
: Division Chief, ADAD, Department of Health
An Honest Conversation About Cost Drivers
From market leverage to regulatory hurdles, there are a number of real reasons for the cost of health care. But if we can’t be honest about what those reasons are, it makes finding solutions to the challenges of cost all the more difficult. This panel will talk through the question in an open, authentic dialog on the subject.
Medical Director, Hawaii IPA
CEO, Jiseki Health
Insurance Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
MACRA, CPC+ and CMS-Driven Transformation
CMS, as the payer for Medicare, has driven a considerable amount of health care delivery change through payment policies. What are the basics for current and pending changes, pros and cons, and timelines? Commercial payment policies often follow and mirror in some, CMS payment changes. This group of experts will make sense of the various moving parts in Medicare anc Commercial payment transformation.
Practice Transformation Lead, Mountain Quality Pacific Organization
Owner, Windward Urgent Care and Primary Care Physicians
Medical Director, Castle Health Group & Private Practice Pediatrician
What is the Role for Employers in System Transformation?
Employer-sponsored insurance is the major source of coverage for Americans and even more so for people in Hawaii because of the Prepaid Health Care Act. To keep premiums from rising precipitously, what are the roles and responsibilities of employers to promote health among employees and help them get the best and most cost-effective care?
CEO, UHA Health Insurance
President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Lunch Keynote Address: Looking Ahead to the 2017 Legislative Session
The 2016 federal elections have complicated Hawaii’s relationship with the federal government on health policy. This panel of speakers will talk through what that will mean for the 2017 legislative session. These policy makers will respond to both changes in the federal policy landscape as well as issues Hawaii is facing on its own.
Chair, Senate Committee on Commere, Consumer Protection and Health
Chair, House Committee on Health
Chair, Senate Committee on Human Services
Mental Health System Challenges and Solutions
Like alcohol and substance abuse, mental health is closely related to physical health status. Yes, it may not be as effectively served as many other parts of health care in Hawaii. What are the obstacles to developing a more successful mental health system in Hawaii, and how do we find solutions to achieve that goal?
Executive Director, Mental Health America of Hawaii
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
President, Hawaii Psychological Association
Update from Med-QUEST
Medicaid is getting fundamentally reshaped in Hawaii based on both the leadership at the state and the input from hundreds of community stakeholders. This session will review the evolving vision of health in the MedQUEST community and what that means for the system moving forward.
Med-QUEST Administrator, State of Hawaii
A Conversation on Financing Models for 2017 and Beyond
One adage in health care is that the system follows the money, and that financing is a primary tool to impact system and delivery re-design. So, as health care continues to evolve, what are the financing strategies to drive quality, improve efficiency, and make use of technology and pharmaceutical products? This session will address the topic.
Associate Vice President, HAH
ACO Executive Director, Hawaii Pacific Health
Vice President, COPE Health Solutions
VP, Provider Relations, HMSA
Workforce Development Strategies in the Post-ACA Era
Hawaii has current and projected health care professional workforce shortages. At the same time, the needs of Hawaii’s health care system call for a new culture of team-based care, and multi-modal coordination. How will Hawaii’s workforce grow and develop to meet the needs of health care moving forward?
Director, Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (Moderator)
, University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College
Center for Nursing
What Care Coordination Looks Like in Hawaii
Care coordination is a big part of health care innovation and meeting patient-centered needs and preferences. Each community, patient, and provider is different. How is care coordination working in Hawaii? These experts will offer their unique perspectives on the topic.
County Executive on Aging, Department of Community Services, City and County of Honolulu
Director, Community Based Care, Kaiser Permanente
EVP, Health Innovation, National Kidney Foundation
Lessons from the Native Hawaiian Health Community
The indigenous population of Hawaii has a history of elevated health risks. So, many Native Hawaiian institutions are responding in positive and unique ways to meet complex patient care needs. This panel will talk through some of their initiatives and successes.
Executive Director, Papa Ola Lokahi
Director, Native Hawaiian Health Program, The Queens Health System
Culture Competence Development Specialis, Native Hawaiian Center for Excellence
Leveraging Technology for Improved Systems Care Delivery
Health IT continues to show promise as a key tool to collect information and turn information into to knowledge. But some patients and providers are also concerned about privacy, security, and efficiency. What does HIT implementation in Hawaii look like, and where are we seeing benefits arise?
Executive Director, Hawaii Health Information Exchange
Co-Program Director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
CIO, Hawaii Pacific Health
Afternoon Keynote Panel: Hon, John Kitzhaber, MD
John Kitzhaber is the former governor of Oregon and one of the most influential health policy leaders of the last century. He re-designed the Oregon Medicaid model not once but twice during his more than 30 years in public life. That career included being elected four times as Oregon’s governor, and serving as that state’s Senate President. Prior to elected office, Kitzhaber served as an emergency physician in rural Oregon. Modern Healthcare recently rated him #2 on the most important voices in health care after President Obama.
Former Governor, State of Oregon