Upcoming Conference
Utah - Virtual, April 14, 2021

5 Things Hawaii: Economic recovery, Vaccine rollout, 2021 session

| Jan 5, 2021 | Hawaii

We are looking forward to "seeing" so many of you next week at the 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Of course, this year's event will be virtual. So, it will be different from years past. But it's always good to reconnect with our Hawaii ohana, in whatever form...[ Read More ]

Queen's set to launch pilot project to deliver "telehealth boxes"

Emily Boerger | Dec 30, 2020 | Hawaii

In response to the rapid adoption of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queen’s Health Systems is preparing to launch a new pilot project to get “telehealth boxes” into the hands of patients in need. The telehealth boxes will include equipment like blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeters, and scales to...[ Read More ]

Health funding in Gov Ige’s 2021-23 budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Dec 22, 2020 | Hawaii

Gov. David Ige’s newly released 2021-23 biennium budget proposal features operating and capital improvement program (CIP) budget cuts over the next two fiscal years. “This budget represents sudden, sharp reductions to revenues because of the pandemic’s impact on the state’s economy and the tax revenue that funds government services and...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Hawaii Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2020 | Hawaii

The Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on January 14 is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to...[ Read More ]

Hawaii releases new Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Emily Boerger | Dec 9, 2020 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) issued its new QUEST Integration Medicaid Managed Care RFP on Tuesday. The Request for Proposals is seeking up to 5 health plans to provide Medicaid services statewide, though the RFP notes that health plans may propose providing services on one or more islands....[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Sen. Stanley Chang, Topical Agenda, Physician shortage

| Dec 1, 2020 | Hawaii

We are on the cusp of a tremendous leap forward in vaccine science, which is something that our gratification-now culture doesn't fully appreciate. It took 5 days from sequencing the virus genome to the vaccine design. Next week, emergency use authorization is expected for Pfizer's vaccine. First vaccinations are expected December...[ Read More ]

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