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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii a National Leader in Quality

According to the 2014 National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass® Kaiser Permanente Hawaii leads the nation in:   

  • Childhood Immunizations (Combo 10)
  • HPV immunization for adolescent girls
  • COPD exacerbation treatment
  • LDL screening among cardiovascular patients

The annual Quality Compass data assesses the performance of more than 500 health plans on many important clinical and service standards, including medication management and respiratory conditions.

“We strive to put our members at the center of everything we do to ensure they’re receiving world-class care,” said Karen Ching, MD, Associate Medical Director of Quality at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We are honored to receive this recognition by the NCQA for our commitment to quality and doing what is best for the patient.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches “Medical Selfie” Technology

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the launch of a new virtual feature available on KP.org, its award-winning integrated member resource website. Through a secured email server, patients can now send digital images to their physicians, including pictures of concerning rashes, wounds or other injuries. This new feature allows patients to quickly provide information to help their physician better manage their condition, and identify potentially serious issues that require a face-to-face visit.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Receives Top Rating For Quality And Service

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is Hawaii’s only 5-star Medicare plan, the highest overall rating for quality and service. This is the fourth year in a row that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has achieved top honors.

The Medicare star quality rating overall score is based on more than 50 care and service quality measures across nine categories, including staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, member experience, customer service and pharmacy services. The 5-star rating represents the highest level and signifies the greatest ability to consistently deliver quality care and service to Medicare beneficiaries. 

$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

Grant from HMSA Foundation leverages large national grant

HONOLULU – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Nursing has received two grants totaling $729,000 to support students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). Launched in 2008, the MEPN Program is an accelerated entry program leading to a Master’s of Science in Nursing, the only program of its kind in Hawai‘i. It is designed for students who have a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing and who have not previously attended a registered nurse educational program. The purpose of this alternative entry program is to equip students with entry-level professional nurse competencies as a foundation for advanced practice roles. The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year transitioning into one of several specialty nursing pathways.

Recent Donors to MEPN

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Zippy’s dine-in locations on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island today rolled out healthier menu options for customers with diabetes and prediabetes. Customer favorites from their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, including veggie omelettes, teri beef and broiled salmon, were modified to reduce fats, sugars and carbohydrates. The new menu, available during the month of October, was created in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and the American Diabetes Association to offer better dining choices for the over 497,800 people in Hawaii who have diabetes or prediabetes.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Reinforcing its commitment to improving the total health and well-being of its community, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds.

Kaiser Permanente Presents October Senior Summit Seminar on Disaster Preparedness

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.

 

TOPIC: BE PREPARED FOR WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will provide emergency preparedness information and materials to better prepare you and your family on what to expect when the next disaster strikes.