On February 27 - 28, 2018 leaders from East Hawaii's medical and social service providers met at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to discuss and come up with benchmarks for our community's well being in the next year. Representatives from the Hilo Medical Center, Bay Clinic, East Hawaii Independent Physicians Association, Hawaii Care Choices, HOPE Services, Community First, local businesses, Navvis Healthcare, and private citizens agreed on the following milestones for 2018:
Continuing Community Action Network and Community Care Improvement Team meetings and goals to troubleshoot care opportunities for some of out community's most chronically ill patients.
Helping to facilitate the COREO Coordinate (care coordination platform) roll-out for social service providers.
Begin Community Quality Assurance Discussions and Actions around the medical/social care continuum.
Direct action will be taken on the following issues:
Utilizing a community data and care coordination platform.
Adoption of a universal social needs assessment among providers.
Formation of a Community Quality Assurance Committee
Exception funding to take care of critical unmet needs that will have a drastic impact on patient outcomes.
As always, these are big goals requiring and adaptive mindset and a patient/client-centered focus.
For more information email Community First staff at email@example.com or call 808-675-2750.