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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: 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 ]

5 Things Hawaii: Samoa, Robin Gelburd, Behavioral health report

| Dec 5, 2019 | Hawaii

We are now six weeks out from our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It's right around the corner... So, with Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas and Hanukkah not yet fully upon us, now is a good time to get registered to be with us on January 14th at the Hilton Hawaiian...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Kai Kahele, Telemedicine, Shareh Ghani, MD

| Nov 7, 2019 | Hawaii

We are putting the finishing touches on our Topical Agenda for our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 14th. We'll have that out to you for review soon. From there, we will hustle to curate about 65 speakers from across the spectrum of Hawaii's health care and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Art Ushijima, FMAP drop, Hale Ola

| Oct 10, 2019 | Hawaii

We are now about 13 weeks away from our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  I know that seems like a ways off, and it is... But not if you are working to line up 60+ speakers at the event!  It's what we're just getting started with now. So,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: QUEST Integration RFP, Scott Miscovich, Workforce study

| Sep 5, 2019 | Hawaii

It seems like a long ways away, and it is... But, we are starting to gear up for our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 14, 2020. Our Convening Panel will be gathering to talk through the most relevant and most important topics to tee...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Waiver approval, Dan Juberg, Insulin cost bill

| Aug 8, 2019 | Hawaii

Big mahalo for reading our newsletter, and for supporting our work at State of Reform! We are starting to begin our thinking and planning for our 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference, with our Convening Panel meeting coming up next month. We're always interested in our readers' ideas...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: 1115 Waiver, Tulsi Gabbard, Laura Esslinger

| Jul 19, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was away on vacation with my family. We visited Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro, where the beaches were great but so was the history lesson. The siege of Sarajevo is a story everyone should know. The massacre at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Roz Baker, Homelessness initiatives, Richard Bettini

| Jun 6, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to our readers that take time to read our stuff. We compile this monthly newsletter with a small team of reporters who pull together stories and analysis, trying to chart a new model of community, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded "solutions journalism." Our revenue is entirely dependent on our sponsors...[ Read More ]