Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Spring 2016 Edition
In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Spring 2016
Message from the Chapter President, Spring 2016
Articles of Interest
Educating Clinicians About the Business of Healthcare
An Update on Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Hawai‘i Hospitals
The Gift of Hope - Lessons Learned Through Medical Missions
Calendars
Calendar of Events for Spring 2016
Education Calendar for Spring 2016
Committees and Events
Message from the Guam Local Program Council
Leaders Who Care: Meet Your New Chapter Board Members!
Diversity Programs: Effectiveness through Transparency and Accountability
News from the Education Committee
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Spring 2016 Financial Report
Career and Leadership
Career Corner
ACHE National News - Spring 2016
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Member Spotlight: People Making a Difference
Healthcare Technology Projects and Trends
Career Development
Diversity Topics
Industry Changes, Issues, and Legislation
Clinical Topics including Quality and Trends
CHAPTER OFFICERS
 

REGENT
Jen Chahanovich, FACHE
jen.chahanovich@palimomi.org


PRESIDENT
Art Gladstone, FACHE
art.gladstone@straub.net

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Nick Hughey, FACHE
nhughey@wcchc.com

CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL PROGRAM COUNCIL
Chuck Tanner, FACHE
chuck.tanner88@gmail.com

TREASURER
Selma Yamamoto
syamamoto@queens.org 


SECRETARY
Nancy Wilson
nancy.wilson@palimomi.org

DIRECTORS
Micah Ewing
micah.ewing@kapiolani.org

Maj Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE
clhildebrand@hotmail.com

Suzie So-Miyahira
suzie.so-miyahira@kapiolani.org

Stefan Fedusiv
ideasovercoffee@gmail.com

Tamara Pappas
tpappas@Queens.Org

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE
bornellas001@hawaii.rr.com


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Emiline Buhler
emiline.buhler@kapiolani.org

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
gidget.ruscetta@palimomi.org

 

Career and Leadership
ACHE National News - Spring 2016
Richard Giardina RN, MPH, CIC, FACHE

Latest Edition of Competencies Assessment Tool Now Available
The 2016 ACHE Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool (PDF) is now available. This self-assessment instrument is designed to help healthcare executives identify their strengths as well as areas to include in a professional development plan. The tool also may be used by supervisors to facilitate dialogue with staff or by organizations to better define the requirements of specific roles and to develop targeted training.

A limited number of hard copies of the assessment tool are available. If you wish to receive a hard copy, please contact Oriana Wise, administrative assistant, Division of Member Services, at owise@ache.org.

Intermountain Healthcare Offers Novel Plan That Cuts Costs
Intermountain Healthcare is guaranteeing to hold yearly rate increases to one-third to one-half less than what many employers across the country usually face with its new health plan, SelectHealth Share. To help keep the rate increases similar to a rise in consumer prices, Intermountain says it will produce savings of $2 billion over the next five years. The health system, which has established itself as a leading health system by tracking and analyzing both the cost and quality of patient care, has already saved money by renegotiating the cost of surgical staplers and ensuring that heart attack patients get into catheterization labs within 90 minutes of emergency department contact, which will help them recover faster. Other health systems and insurers will be watching the rollout of Intermountain's new plan. A few will be offering similar types of plans; others, however, would be more likely to reduce services or shrink their devaluing operations if they were to guarantee a long-term hold on price increases.

Abelson, R. "A Novel Plan for Health Care: Cutting Costs, Not Raising Them’"The New York Times, Feb. 17, 2016


ACHE Awards Chapter Innovation Grants
ACHE has awarded two 2016 grants under ACHE's Chapter Innovation Grant Program. This program fosters chapter innovation by funding the development of new programs and processes that other chapters can emulate. Learn more about ACHE's Chapter Innovation Grants.


Have You Downloaded the 2016 Congress App?
Get the latest information about ACHE's 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership and enhance your on-site experience with the official Congress app for mobile devices. Download your preferred format or access a mobile web version for use with any Web browser.


Wolterman Discusses Tips for Creating a Clinically Integrated Health System
In an interview for ACHE's new digital publication, Elevating Leadership, Daniel J. Wolterman, FACHE, CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, discusses the organization's early success in creating a clinically integrated health system. Read the full issue now.


Save 30 Percent on HAP's March Book of the Month
The healthcare environment is changing rapidly, and so are the skill sets needed for successful organizational leadership in the field. Strategic Analysis for Healthcare: Concepts and Practical Applications arms readers with strategic analysis methods, tools and frameworks. Order your copy today.


Scholarships Are Still Available for ACHE's Executive Programs
ACHE is still accepting scholarship applications for ACHE's 2016 Executive Programs, but the deadline to apply is approaching quickly. Learn more and apply—all scholarship requests are due by Wednesday, March 30.


Postgraduate Fellowships: Creating Future Leaders
The Postgraduate Fellowship Area of ache.org gives you the tools you need to develop a fellowship, including detailed resources on logistics, compensation and benefits, recruiting, onboarding and assessing fellow candidates. Give back to the field by offering a postgraduate fellowship in your organization.


Apply to Advance to Fellow and Save $200
Earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives demonstrates your competence, dedication and commitment to lifelong learning. Learn more about Fellow requirements and apply online.


Healthcare Newsbriefs

Obama Administration Will Test Payment Alternatives for Medicare Part B Drugs
The Obama administration recently announced it will test a half-dozen proposed ways of paying for prescription drugs under Medicare Part B. The current payment formula does not incentivize physicians to choose the lowest-cost therapy to treat patients effectively, according to the administration.
Pear, R. "U.S. to Test Ways to Cut Drug Prices in Medicare'The New York Times,March 8, 2016


Study Finds Fee-for-Service Payments Increase Despite Efforts to Link Pay to Quality
New research has found that fee-for-service payments account for 95 percent of payments for physician visits, despite efforts to move toward payment based on quality, not quantity. The research indicates healthcare has far to go in linking payment to quality.
Daly, R. "Share of Fee-for-Service Physician Payments Increases"Healthcare Business News, HFMA, March 8, 2016


Four Areas That Hospital Boards Must Fulfill 
There are four areas that can be blind spots for hospitals boards, and for which boards need independent insight to fulfill their fiduciary roles: publicly accessible data and cybersecurity, clinical innovation and culture. Why are these four areas "blind spots" for hospital boards?
Keckley, P. "The Four Blind Spots in Hospital Governance"H&HN , March 7, 2016


Ways to Become a More Focused and Mindful Leader
Harvard University researchers have found that people spend nearly 47 percent of their waking hours thinking about something else other than what they are doing. Simple strategies can help leaders become more focused and mindful.
Hougaard, R. and Carter, J. "How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day"Harvard Business Review, Mar. 4, 2016

 

 

 


 

 

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HFMA Panel Discussion

The Hawai'i Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) hosts their annual 2016 conference, April 21-22.  Dr. Kenric Murayama will host a panel discussion entitled, "Engaging Physician Leaders: The 'What's In It For Me (WIIFM)?' Problem.

Date:  April 21, 2016, 2:00PM
Place:  Ala Moana Hotel

As a bonus, you may be able to receive additional qualified education credits by attending the other conference sessions!  Please inquire with Education Chair, Angel Vargas for more information. 

Spring Social Mixer

Date:  May 10, 2016

Place:  Hasr Bistro
          31 N. Pauahi Street , Honolulu

6:00 PM-6:30 PM – Information presentation on ACHE and Membership Benefits (for prospective members)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM social mixer (Heavy Pupus)  (Open to all members)


 


 

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