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What They're Watching: Winnie Suen, Queen's Health Systems

Emily Boerger | May 6, 2019 | Hawaii

Winnie Suen is the Chief Medical Officer, QCIPN, at the Queen's Health Systems. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the Medicare Shared Savings Program. “One of the areas [I’m watching] is a Medicare Shared Savings Program, that as a network we're going to be...[ Read More ]

Health care highlights as Hawaii's 2019 legislative session wraps up

Emily Boerger | May 2, 2019 | Hawaii

Thursday marked the 60th and final day of Hawaii’s 2019 legislative session. Over the course of session, lawmakers introduced over 3,000 bills, with nearly 300 bills ultimately passing both chambers. Though a majority of the bills have not yet been signed or sent to the governor’s desk, here is a...[ Read More ]

Data shows Hawaii vaccination exemptions steadily increasing

Emily Viles | May 2, 2019 | Hawaii

The number of vaccine exemptions in Hawaii is growing every year. A recent report by the Hawaii Department of Health, evaluated data from each of the 409 schools in the state to better understand vaccination trends. One school on Maui topped the chart with 52.7 percent of the students exempt....[ Read More ]

Legislature votes to fund suicide prevention, promote awareness

| Apr 23, 2019 | Hawaii

The Legislature has passed two important measures to help prevent suicide and to bring awareness to a disturbing increase in youth suicides in Hawaiʻi, especially on the neighbor islands. HB655 HD1 SD1 designates September as "Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month" to promote public awareness regarding suicide prevention and education, resources,...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers pass series of Kupuna Caucus bills

Emily Boerger | Apr 17, 2019 | Hawaii

On Tuesday, Hawaii state lawmakers passed four Kupuna Caucus bills, aimed at supporting elder services in Hawaii. The four bills appropriate additional funds for the Kupuna Care and Kupuna Caregivers Programs, the Healthy Aging Partnership program, and a position dedicated to Alzheimer’s and related dementia services coordination.     The...[ Read More ]

Accredo, a full-service specialty pharmacy, expands services with new pharmacy in Hawaii

| Apr 17, 2019 | Hawaii

Express Scripts [on Tuesday] announced that its specialty pharmacy, Accredo, will open a new location in Honolulu to provide high-touch pharmacy care to people living with chronic, complex health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and hemophilia. Scheduled to open in summer 2019, the new pharmacy will offer a range of services, including...[ Read More ]

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