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What They're Watching: Michael Robinson

Kylie Walsh | May 24, 2017 | Hawaii

AHCA vote | Christine Sakuda | Jimmy Kimmel

| May 4, 2017 | Hawaii

I spent the morning watching C-SPAN and the vote on the AHCA. I can't help but think the gulf between health policy makers and those that work in health care is perhaps as wide as it has ever been. Regardless of one's politics, perhaps today's vote is a call for...[ Read More ]

Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange founding Executive Director Christine Sakuda leaving; Francis Chan named Interim Executive Director

| May 4, 2017 | Hawaii

Christine Sakuda, founding executive director of the Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange (Hawai‘i HIE), will be leaving the organization after more than 10 years of service to join Transform Hawai‘i Government, a grassroots organization to transform government, improve business practices, and continue to make investments in technology to benefit Hawaii’s people....[ Read More ]

Hawaii Legislative Session draws to a close

| May 2, 2017 | Hawaii

Final decking wasn’t the expected nerve-wracking ordeal for health bills we were tracking this session.  Ordinary aspects of the budget were decided early but there was last-minute drama - even rumors of reorganization - over funding the over-budget Honolulu rail project.  An unexpected happy outcome in this year of fiscal...[ Read More ]

New Board Leadership at NAMD Includes Mohr Peterson

| Apr 28, 2017 | Hawaii

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., Medicaid Director for the state of Hawai’i, is stepping into the role of president of NAMD’s board of directors effective immediately. “We are thrilled to have Judy in this critical role for NAMD because...[ Read More ]

What’s Past is Prologue

| Apr 19, 2017 | Hawaii

All the work of legislators, advocates, and the public since January’s opening day now boils down to a couple of weeks of conference committees.  In a memo issued jointly by the Senate President and House Speaker, conference procedures will be effective from 8:00 a.m. April 17th  through midnight April 28th....[ Read More ]

WellCare Names Scott Sivik State President, 'Ohana Health Plan

| Apr 12, 2017 | Hawaii

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, has named Scott Sivik state president of its 'Ohana Health Plan, Inc., based in Hawaii. Sivik has served as the market interim president since September 2016. He reports to David Reynolds, north...[ Read More ]