Olelo to broadcast select Health Policy Conference breakout sessions

Our first annual Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was a hit with over 275 registered attendees! If you were unable to join us in Honolulu or want a recap, you can tune in to Olelo 54 to watch four of our breakout sessions.

Check out the topics and air times of our great speakers!

Friday, April 14

6:30pm Capitol Insiders Discuss the 2017 Session
7:30pm Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Health Babies and Families
8:30pm Update from Med-QUEST
9:30pm What Care Coordination Looks Like in Hawaii

Saturday, April 15

12:00pm Capitol Insiders Discuss the 2017 Session
1:00pm Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Health Babies and Families
2:00pm Update from Med-QUEST
3:00pm What Care Coordination Looks Like in Hawaii

Monday, April 17

12:00pm Capitol Insiders Discuss the 2017 Session
1:00pm Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Health Babies and Families
2:00pm Update from Med-QUEST
4:30pm What Care Coordination Looks Like in Hawaii

Friday, April 21

12:00pm Capitol Insiders Discuss the 2017 Session
1:00pm Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Health Babies and Families
2:00pm Update from Med-QUEST
4:30pm What Care Coordination Looks Like in Hawaii


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 talked through what’s ahead in 2017.

Bob Toyofuku: President, Hawaii Advocates

Jennifer Salcedo, MD: Legislative Chair, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hawaii Section

Blake Oshiro: Executive VP,Policy, Capital Consultants

Pono Chong: VP, Business Advocacy & Development, Chamber of Commerce


Ohana Nui- DOH and DHS Working Together for Health Babies and Families

The Department of Health’s and Department 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.

Ginny Pressler, MD: Director, Department of Health

Kimberly Miyazawa Frank: Community Project Development Director, Department of Human Services

Eddie Mersereau: Division Chief, ADAD, Department of Health


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 reviewed the evolving vision of health in the MedQUEST community and what that means for the system moving forward.

Judy Mohr Peterson PhD: Med-QUEST Administrator, State of Hawaii


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 offered their unique perspectives on the topic.

Nalani Aki: County Executive on Aging, Department of Community Services, City and County of Honolulu

Vija Sehgal, MD: Chief Quality Officer and Director, Pediatric Services, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Patricia Bazin: Senior Director, Community Based Care, Kaiser Permanente

Victoria Page: EVP, Health Innovation, National Kidney Foundation