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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Hawaii: Economic forecast, CRF spending, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | Hawaii

At the rate 2020 is going, who knows what might happen by the end of the year. Menehune might come back with fishing gear on Kauai. Pele could kickstart Kilauea. Or we might find out Elvis lives and runs a small art gallery in Maui. Who knows at this point....[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Bruce Anderson, Medicaid enrollments, Jeannette Koijane

| Sep 3, 2020 | Hawaii

On August 9th, 309 new cases were reported in Hawaii – almost 50% higher than the two week average of new daily cases. The 14-day average is 230 new cases. At that lower rate of 230 cases per day, that means 1 in 16 Hawaii residents will likely contract the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST RFI, Heroes and HEALS Acts, Heather Miyasato

| Aug 6, 2020 | Hawaii

It has taken Hawaii about five months to accumulate 2,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the current rate of spread, Hawaii will accumulate another 2,763 cases in just 15 days. The seven-day average of new cases has more than doubled in the last week. It's a signal that none of us...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Budget bill, 5 Slides video, Steve Robertson

| Jul 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to the second half of 2020! I appreciate very much your taking the time to read our stuff, to hear from our guests, and to forward this newsletter to other folks you think might want to subscribe. Our broader ohana in Hawaii, made up of everyone of you that follows...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST update, Modernizing public health, Aimee Grace

| Jun 3, 2020 | Hawaii

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Beth Giesting, Special session series, Kealoha Fox

| May 6, 2020 | Hawaii

This is hard. Staying at home is hard. Distance learning is hard. Watching businesses collapse is hard. Watching loved ones get sick is hard. None of this is easy. We are going through a collective trauma together. It'll reshape our society, our commerce and our politics. But, right now, when...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Gov. Ige's leadership, Re-opening the economy, Dr. Scott Grosskreutz

| Apr 8, 2020 | Hawaii

We have launched two new daily emails for you if you are interested in tracking our coverage at the nexus of health care and health policy even further. One afternoon newsletter covers our reporting on COVID, while an early morning newsletter gives you a run down of all of our daily reporting at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Coronavirus, Gun legislation, Cheryl Vasconcellos

| Mar 9, 2020 | Hawaii

With the mainland starting to become gripped with coronavirus fear, we find ourselves caught somewhere between glued to Twitter and floating among Dept. of Health sites across the country. Read this link to understand the math of the virus's growth, but read this to understand why math works differently in epidemiology. The first global pandemic...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Medicaid award protest, Bills we're watching, What you missed

| Feb 6, 2020 | Hawaii

It is always such an honor to have the State of Reform ohana with us at our annual event. With about 350 folks with us, including some of the most senior health policy executives and health policy leaders from across the state, State of Reform brought together a diverse and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Capitol insiders, Payment transformation, Social determinants

| Jan 2, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to 2020!  In two weeks, we'll be seeing a number of you at the 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  We're excited to re-connect with about 300 old friends and with new in Hawaii's health care system. This will be our fourth year hosting our annual conference, an...[ Read More ]