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

  • Andrew Garrett; Project Director; The Hawaii Healthcare Project
  • Neil Abercrombie; Governor; State of Hawai‘i
  • Herb Schultz; Regional Director (IX); U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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

  • Coral Andrews; Executive Director; Hawai‘i Health Connector (Slides)
  • Beth Giesting; Healthcare Transformation Coordinator, Office of the Governor (Slides)
  • Tom Matsuda; ‎Affordable Care Act Implementation Manager; State of Hawai‘i (Slides)

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

  • Kenny Fink, MD; Administrator; Med-QUEST Division
  • Patricia Bazin, Healthcare Services Branch Administrator, Med-QUEST Division

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

  • Roy Magnusson, MD; Associate Dean; John A. Burns School of Medicine (Slides)
  • Steve Robertson; CIO; Hawai‘i Pacific Health (Slides)
  • Mark Linscott; Director, HealthConnect; Kaiser Permanente (Slides)

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

  • Matt Delaney; President & CEO; HiHR (Hawaii Human Resources) (Slides)
  • Travis Clegg; Vice President of Operations; Castle Medical Center (Slides)
  • Andi Verbovanec; Clinical Admin Coordinator/Wellness Champ; UnitedHealthcare (Slides)

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

  • Robin E. S. Miyamoto, Psy.D. Assistant Professor; John A. Burns School of Medicine (Slides)
  • Neal Palafox, MD; Professor; John A. Burns School of Medicine (Slides)
  • Diane S.L. Paloma, Ph.D; Director, Native Hawaiian Health Program; The Queen's Health Systems (Slides)

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

  • John Baleix, MD; Medical Director; HMSA (Slides)
  • Dale Glenn, MD; Medical Director; Hawai‘i Pacific Health (Slides)
  • Mary Oneha; Chief Executive Officer; Waimānalo Health Center (Slides)

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

  • Michael Christopher; Psychologist; Honolulu Police Department (Slides)
  • Wendy Morriarty; President; ‘OhanaHealth Plan (Slides)
  • Karen Schultz; Vice President, Patient Care; The Queen's Medical Center (Slides)

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

  • Robert Hirokawa; Chief Executive Officer; Hawai‘i Primary Care Association (Slides)
  • Vija Sehgal, MD; Medical Director; Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Slides)
  • Richard Taaffe; President; West Hawaii Community Health Center (Slides)

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

  • David J. Erickson, Ph.D.; Director, Center for Community Development Investments; Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Slides)
  • Loretta Fuddy; Director; Department of Health (Slides)
  • Maenette Benham; Dean, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge; University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Slides)

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

  • Dew-Anne Langcaon; Chief Executive Officer; Ho‘okele Health Innovations (Slides)
  • Kenneth L. Zeri; President and CPO; Hospice Hawai‘i (Slides)
  • Wesley Lum; Executive Director; Executive Office on Aging (Slides)

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

  • Mary Boland; Dean, School of Nursing; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Slides)
  • Patricia O'Hagan; Dean, Health Academic Programs; Kapi‘olani Community College (Slides)
  • Kelley Withy, MD; Director; Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (Slides)

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

  • Nicholas Hughey; Administrator; Lanai Community Hospital (Slides)
  • Kristine McCoy, MD; Residency Director; Hawaii Island Family Health Center (Slides)
  • David Peters; Executive Director; Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i (Slides)

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

  • Melinda Ashton; Chief Quality Officer; Hawai‘i Pacific Health (Slides)
  • Joan Danieley; Vice President; Kaiser Permanente (Slides)
  • Whitney Limm, MD; VP of Clinical Integration; The Queen's Medical Center (Slides)
  • Hilton Raethel; Chief Health Officer; HMSA (Slides)

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

  • Alice Hall; acting President and CEO; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
  • Janet Liang; Hawai‘i Region President; Kaiser Permanente
  • Hilton Raethel; Chief Health Officer; HMSA
  • Ray Vara; President and CEO; Hawai‘i Pacific Health
  • Paula Yoshioka; Senior Vice President; Queen’s Health Systems