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2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

Emily Boerger | Sep 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

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 ]

Hawaii’s Medicaid enrollment increased 11.3% in the past year

Emily Boerger | Sep 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Over the past year, Medicaid enrollment has increased by over 37,000 individuals in Hawaii. In August 2019, 330,601 individuals were enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. A year later, as of August 17 Medicaid membership now totals 367,994 – representing an 11.3% increase. During this time period, Kaiser Permanente and...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jeannette Koijane

Emily Boerger | Aug 31, 2020 | Hawaii

Jeannette Koijane is the Executive Director of Kokua Mau Inc., a resource for information on advance care planning, hospice, and palliative care. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss the importance of palliative care. These remarks were recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic during our previous...[ Read More ]

California Congresswoman seeks answers about contact tracing and use of federal funds in Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Aug 24, 2020 | Hawaii

A California Congresswoman is seeking answers from Gov. David Ige after Hawaii’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Last week, US Rep. Anna Eshoo, who Chairs the Subcommittee of Health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Ige expressing concern about the increase in COVID-19 cases in...[ Read More ]

With acquisition of Aptitude Habilitation Services, Blue Sprig Pediatrics will expand to Colorado & Hawaii

Michael Goldberg | Aug 12, 2020 | Colorado, Hawaii

Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. ("BlueSprig") announced last week that it has acquired the assets of Aptitude Habilitation Services ("Aptitude"). Based in Carmel, California, Aptitude is a multi-state clinic and home-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). BlueSprig, based in Houston, is...[ 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 ]

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