With over 40 local and national speakers, the 2013 Hawai‘i Healthcare Summit was the event of the year for professionals inside and outside the rapidly changing healthcare industry. This summit unveiled the state of Hawai‘i's roadmap for healthcare transformation and provided the latest information on how the Affordable Care Act and Hawai‘i Health Connector (Hawai‘i’s new online insurance marketplace) were being implemented. The summit also featured 12 concurrent breakout sessions.
Below are videos from the opening plenary, closing plenary, and all of the breakout sessions courtesy of ‘Ōlelo Community Media.
Opening Plenary: Welcome Message and Opening Remarks
Opening Plenary Keynote: “The Role of States in Transforming Healthcare”
While most of the attention for health reform has been focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), transforming the delivery and payment systems of the healthcare system is largely an activity that occurs inside state borders. Mr. Weil of NASHP will comment on the critical role that state governments will continue to play as they seek to coordinate and align healthcare purchasing and policy decisions made by the public and private sectors to achieve the “Triple Aim” of better care, better health and lower costs.
Alan Weil; Executive Director; National Academy for State Health Policy
Opening Plenary Presentation: “The State of Healthcare Transformation and ACA Implementation in Hawai‘i”
A panel of Hawai‘i experts will share the latest information on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being implemented in Hawai‘i, including how it will affect the state’s landmark Prepaid Health Care Act of 1974, and provide an update on progress made by the state’s insurance marketplace since its October 2013 launch. This presentation will also feature the unveiling of the state’s healthcare transformation roadmap, a plan that was guided by more than 100 industry stakeholders over an 18-month-long process.
Moderated by Herb Schultz; Regional Director (IX); U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Medicaid 2.0: The New Med-QUEST
In the era of healthcare transformation, Medicaid programs are expected to be leaders in their own states’ system-wide transformation effort. Locally, Medicaid expansion and IT modernization have made the State of Hawai‘i Med-QUEST Division (MQD) a pivotal player in our healthcare transformation. Learn how MQD is expanding eligibility for its programs, upgrading its eligibility/enrollment system, and incorporating a series of innovations into its QUEST integration program. (Slides)
Moderated by Patricia McManaman; Director; Department of Human Services
Transforming Care By Utilizing Health Information Technology
Health information technology (HIT) is the most indispensable tool to enable healthcare transformation. Effectively utilizing HIT is the key to quality improvement, cost management, and transparency. Without real-time, reliable information, our healthcare system cannot move toward accountability and integration. Find out what the healthcare industry is doing to accelerate HIT adoption and utilization at hospitals and provider practices to fast-track system-wide transformation.
Moderated by Christine Sakuda; Executive Director; Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange
Best Practices in Employee Health and Wellness Programs
Better health and sustainability depend on assisting employees with healthier habits. Worksite wellness programs bring clear benefits for the employer – insurance premium stability and a mentally and physically healthy workforce, with reduced absenteeism and increased productivity. Come learn from representatives of small, medium and large businesses about their best practices and the tangible results they have seen since instituting their programs.
Moderated by Sherry Menor-McNamara; President & CEO; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Addressing Healthcare Disparities of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
Kānaka Maoli, Hawai‘i’s indigenous population, and other Pacific Islanders experience some of the greatest inequities in health status in our state. In this era of healthcare transformation, what is being done to address these disparities? The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Queen’s Health Systems and JABSOM will share the steps they are taking to identify challenges and make an impact where the need is greatest.
Moderated by JoAnn Tsark; Research Director; Papa Ola Lōkahi
Luncheon Keynote: “Marrying Technology with the Human Touch”
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP; Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Verghese sees a future for healthcare that marries technological innovation with the traditional doctor-patient relationship. He has a deep understanding of the new tools being placed in doctors’ and patients’ hands, but he also has a deep faith in the human hand itself as one of the most powerful tools in a doctor’s kit. He grounds his vision of technological progress in a humanistic commitment to listening to the patient’s story and providing what the patient most wants: a true caregiver.
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Putting The Patient In the Center: Making PCMH Work in Hawai‘i
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach holds great promise as a way to improve healthcare in Hawai‘i by transforming how primary care is delivered and organized. Through a focus on coordinated, comprehensive care and greater access for patients, PCMH is gaining a strong foothold in Hawai‘i as the preferred model. Providers and payers will share how and why PCMH has been successful for their practices and organizations.
Moderated by Victoria Page; Director of Community Health Initiatives; National Kidney Foundationof Hawaii
Bridging the Gap: Integrating Behavioral Health Services
One of the major contributors to health and cost issues is the lack of adequate behavioral health services – mental health, chemical dependency treatment, and programs to address such behaviors. Transformation demands a recognition and integration of behavioral health with physical care and increased access to timely support and intervention. Hear from experts about the need for change and how such interventions will improve population health.
Moderated by Aukahi Austin, Ph.D.; Executive Director; I Ola Lāhui
Strengthening the Safety Net: How FQHCs are Transforming Care In Underserved Areas
Underserved communities are much more likely to have poor health and barriers to care. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in these communities utilize many effective models that can be incorporated into our statewide healthcare transformation efforts, such as integrated behavioral health services, dental care, care coordination and case management, outreach, and community wellness programs. Learn how FQHCs are expanding and transforming care to improve health in their communities.
Moderated by Dani Tomiyasu; Chief, Family Health Services Division; Department of Health
Whats More Important, Your Zip Code or Genetic Code? A Discussion on Social Determinants of Health
Good health depends upon much more than a competent healthcare system. As the linkage between health status and much larger issues – such as poverty, education and environment – becomes more apparent, transformation demands broader policy considerations. Come learn what the Department of Health is doing to address this issue and how the Federal Reserve Bank is changing how it looks at and invests in health.
Moderated by Matthew Nagato; Communications Director; Hawai‘i Primary Care Association
Navigating the Labyrinth: Coordinating Care for Patients and the Community
Medicine has so much accumulated information – being added to daily – that fragmentation and specialization have become serious problems. Patient-centered care requires a much greater focus on helping patients and their families understand the system and get their needs and preferences met. This panel discusses coordinating care throughout the entire spectrum of services, including home-based and end-of-life care.
Moderated by Rachael Wong; Vice President and COO; Healthcare Association of Hawaii
Redesigning the Healthcare Workforce of Tomorrow
Like many states, Hawai‘i is facing a physician shortage, especially in rural communities. New models of care emphasize a team approach to provide timely and appropriate access for patients, improve care coordination and case management and implement support for administrative and health IT needs. Hear about how health career training programs and institutions are adapting and incorporating these changes to better prepare tomorrow’s workforce.
Moderated by Carl Hinson; State of Hawai‘i Workforce Development Council
Overcoming Challenges Facing Rural and Neighbor Island Communities
Unlike any other state in the United States, Hawai‘i has unique access and resource distribution challenges due to our island geography. Rural hospitals and community health centers are finding ways to continue to meet their communities’ special needs in changing times. Hear how these organizations on Lāna‘i, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island are overcoming such challenges and transforming care in their own right.
Moderated by Stephany Vaioleti, Administrator, Kahuku Medical Center
A Vision of Accountable Care Systems in Hawai‘i
Our largest healthcare institutions are moving toward a model of integrated care that is accountable for quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness. Learn how HMSA, Kaiser Permanente, The Queen’s Health Systems and Hawai‘i Pacific Health are implementing their vision for a transformed system inspired by the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.
Moderated by Beth Giesting, Healthcare Transformation Coordinator, Office of the Governor
Closing Plenary: CEO Roundtable on the Future of Healthcare in Hawai‘i
With so much activity and interest in healthcare as a public policy priority, there has never been a more exciting (and challenging) time to be working in the healthcare industry. Join us as we conclude the 2013 Hawai‘i Healthcare Summit with an engaging and thought- provoking discussion with executives from the largest healthcare organizations in the state. They will share their perspectives on where the healthcare industry in Hawai‘i is headed and what that future looks like.
Moderated by Alan Weil, Executive Director; National Academy for State Health Policy