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Hawai'i State Legislature will reconvene the 2020 legislative session on June 22, 2020

| Jun 10, 2020 | Hawaii

House Speaker Scott K. Saiki [Tuesday] announced that the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives will reconvene the 2020 legislative session on Monday, June 22, 2020. The Legislature will take up a limited number of bills, including budget matters and COVID-19-related legislation. “The House and Senate are reconvening the session to...[ Read More ]

Registration for “5 Slides: How the Healthcare Community in Hawaii is Responding to COVID-19″ is now open!

Emily Boerger | Jun 9, 2020 | Hawaii

State of Reform is proud to host some of the more thoughtful health leaders in Hawaii during our upcoming “5 Slides: How the Healthcare Community in Hawaii is Responding to COVID-19” virtual convening. The conversation is teed up for June 17, 2020, from 12:00 – 1:00 HST. This session will...[ 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 ]

What They’re Watching: Aimee Grace, MD, University of Hawai’i System

Emily Boerger | Jun 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Aimee Grace, MD, MPH, is the Director of Health Science Policy at the University of Hawai’i System. In her role, Grace directs strategic health initiatives and federal affairs for the University of Hawai’i System and leads the UHealthy Hawai’i initiative. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching”...[ Read More ]

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Med-QUEST to issue new request for proposal for managed care organizations

| Jun 1, 2020 | Hawaii

The State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services announced [Friday] that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Med-QUEST is rescinding the contract awards made to managed care organizations in January, canceling the request for proposal (RFP) released August 2019, and will be issuing a new RFP this fall to address...[ Read More ]

Comparing Alaska and Hawaii on two key COVID metrics

DJ Wilson | May 27, 2020 | Alaska, Hawaii

An interesting table caught my eye today that turned my view of the COVID epidemic in the 49th (Alaska) and 50th (Hawaii) states in the Union on it's head. Let me explain.     First, both Alaska and Hawaii are at the bottom of US states in their numbers of...[ Read More ]

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