Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Spring 2017
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Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from your ACHE Regent, Spring 2017
Message from the Chapter President, Spring 2017
Recent Events
2017 Annual New Member Breakfast
Original Articles By ACHE Members
Taking Action to Reduce Health Care Disparities
Turning Insight into Action: The future of data driven decision-making
Calendar of Events, Spring 2017
Calendar of Educational Events, Spring 2017
News & Committee Updates
Upcoming Event - Spring Social Mixer
News from the Education Committee
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Meet Our New Student Representative
Financial Report, Spring 2017
ACHE National News, Spring 2017
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News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Josh Carpenter, Education Chair

Aloha Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter!

While 2016 was a successful year, 2017 looks to be even more exciting for ACHE members in Hawai’i. 

As your new education chair, I want to use my first newsletter to thank you for your continued support of our chapter, as well as to remind you of some upcoming events and ACHE education reminders. 

Upcoming Education Events:

First, on April 20, your Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE is once again partnering with the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) to provide continuing education credit opportunities at its annual two-day conference at the Ala Moana hotel. This year, we are offering 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits and up to 12.0 ACHE Qualified Education Credits. To register, please visit: www.hawaiihfma.org. Check your email (or contact us directly) for a registration discount code associated with your ACHE memebership.

This year’s Face-to-Face session is especially unique, as we have brought together a diverse panel of local executives with extensive experience in Healthcare delivery for our market.  This panel includes Jeffrey Nye, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Castle Medical Center, Dr. Andy Lee, Medical Director of Hawai’i Health Partners and Jayme Pu’u, Vice President of Provider Services at the Hawaii Medical Service Association. This outstanding panel will be moderated by Jason Chang, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office of Queen’s Health System. Their topic will be Healthcare Reform: Payer Provider Impact from 11:30-1pm on day one. Be sure not to miss this solid event!

In addition to this great local event, be advised that a ACHE Cluster will be offering two sessions from 11-14 September 2017. This event will be from 7am to 1pm each day for a total of 12 Face-to-Face credits at a cost of $1,495 for members and $1,695 for non-members. Be advised, this Cluster is managed by ACHE Chicago and seats are limited so be sure to register immediately at http://www.ache.org/SEMINARS/cluster.cfm?MEET=HAWAII2017 if interested (see also the hyperlink under the "Save the Date" section at the bottom of this page). Our Chapter may also be offering limited scholarship opportunities to this event, more to come.

Advancement to Fellow Local Study Options:

A key part of our Chapter Mission is to not only grow active members, but also to support the advancement to Fellow as well. Bottom line: we are here to support you! 

To meet this end, in 2016, our chapter purchased three sets of the Board of Governors (BOG) Exam Study set as found on the ache.org website (a $240 value). We currently have them staged at Wilcox Medical Center (Kauai), Queens Medical Center (Oahu) and Hawaii Pacific Health (Oahu). Recently, we recently received a donation set available for us at Kaiser Medical Center! To sign-out for usage, you simply have to be a current member of ACHE, a member in our Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter, and be eligible (or near eligible) to test for the BOG Exam. Simply send me an email and I will connect you with the right POC. Direct POC information will be posted on our website soon! 

NOTE: If any other member wishes to donate or share their books with ACHE Hawai’i-Pacific members, please contact me anytime. 

Advance to Fellow/Recertification Reminders:

Education Requirements are 36 credit hours (12 Face-to-Face & 24 Qualified Education Credits), every three years if recertifying.

Below are some direct ACHE links to make your advancement to fellow a whole lot easier:

•Steps to Advance (New Fellows): https://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/steps.cfm

•Steps to Recertifying (Current Fellows): For complete recertification requirements, please visit: https://www.ache.org/apps/recertification.cfm

BOG Reference Material: https://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/EXAM/referencemanual.cfm

BOG Study Set ($240 per set): https://www.ache.org/publications/product.aspx?pc=2198S

BOG ACHE Review Course (19 Face-to-Face Credits/$1475): https://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/EXAM/exam-review-course.cfm

Shameless Plug: the education committee seeks energetic, detail-oriented individuals to help create, coordinate and/or volunteer at events. If interested, let us know!

With regards,

Josh Carpenter
Chair, Education Committee

Phone: (808) 220-2078

Charlene Rueben, Capt, USAF, MSC
Co-Chair, Education Committee

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