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HIBC achieves health care improvements

MEDIA RELEASE Three years after entering into a $16.1 million cooperative agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Hawaii Island Beacon Community reports significant achievements in the use of innovative technology to improve the quality of patient care in Hawaii County. As one of the most rural and […]

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Changing Face of Healthcare: Cozeva

MEDIA RELEASE A free opportunity to learn about Cozeva — a new patient-doctor communication system being used in doctors’ offices across Hawaii — headlines the next in a series of lectures offered by the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC). The presentation is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Tutu’s House in Waimea. Program manager Scott […]

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Healthcare revolution at Tutu’s House (Feb. 13)

MEDIA RELEASE A free opportunity to learn about the Hawaii Island healthcare revolution and what it means to you is 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Tutu’s House in Waimea, in a series of lectures offered by the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC). Susan Hunt, CEO of Hawaii Island Beacon Community, will focus on innovations […]

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National Health IT Week (Sept. 10-14)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC) and its participating organizations are celebrating National Health Information Technology (Health IT) Week from Sept. 10-14 and raising awareness about how technology is achieving better health care, improved health and lower costs. “Health care delivery on the Big Island is at the forefront of the nation because […]

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Eat-Think-Grow events for families and teachers

MEDIA RELEASE In hopes of reversing the trend of skyrocketing childhood and adult obesity rates, several Hawaii Island organizations are working together to provide free educational workshops and events for families and school garden teachers. Eat-Think-Grow—an initiative created by The Kohala Center in conjunction with its Hawaii Island School Garden Network (HISGN) program—will host nutrition […]

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HIBC, NHCH expand Alere Wellogic health information exchange

HIBC, NHCH expand Alere Wellogic health information exchange

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Island Beacon Community has begun to expand the region’s first health information exchange (HIE), following a successful pilot phase which began last December at North Hawaii Community Hospital. The HIE facilitates safer, more efficient, and cost-effective care within the connected health care community across Hawaii Island. It enables doctors to easily […]

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Hawaii Island Beacon Community marks 2nd anniversary

Hawaii Island Beacon Community marks 2nd anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE Over the last two years, the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC) has achieved several significant milestones with health care transformation activities designed to achieve the triple aim of: better care, better health, and lower costs. As part of the national three-year Beacon Community Program from 2010-2013, HIBC is working to build and strengthen […]

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Hawaii Island physicians embark on transformation

Hawaii Island physicians embark on transformation

MEDIA RELEASE Starting this month, the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC) is implementing a physician practice redesign program to transform up to 30 independent Primary Care Physician practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Melinda Nugent, clinical program manager for HIBC, will lead the effort and collaborate with quality improvement coaches from the National Kidney […]

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Brown appointed Hawaii Island Beacon Community investigator

Brown appointed Hawaii Island Beacon Community investigator

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo has appointed Daniel E. Brown, Ph.D., as principal investigator for the Hawaii Island Beacon Community, a federally funded health care transformation project administered through the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy. As P.I., Brown is responsible for oversight of the project in its final year and will assist […]

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HEAL program launches 17 Big Isle projects

HEAL program launches 17 Big Isle projects

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC) has selected 17 community-based projects for its Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Program aiming to effect positive changes in people’s eating, physical activity and tobacco use habits. Supported by approximately $300,000 of HIBC’s federal funding, the HEAL Projects will run through February 2013 and directly reach […]

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North Hawaii Health Information Exchange launches

North Hawaii Health Information Exchange launches

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island Beacon Community has awarded a $680,000 contract to North Hawaii Community Hospital to implement a Health Information Exchange system throughout the North Hawaii region, impacting more than 32,000 patients and marking the first step toward an island-wide HIE. Implementation has begun and will continue through 2012. NHCH’s existing vendor partner Wellogic […]

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Grants available to promote healthy living

Grants available to promote healthy living

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC), an islandwide, federally funded, collaborative project administered through the College of Pharmacy (CoP) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo as part of the national Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, has released $300,000 to be awarded to the community as Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Grants. The […]

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Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is pleased to welcome Susan Hunt, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hawai’i Island Beacon Community (HIBC).  Hunt brings a wealth of experience in the Healthcare field as the former Chief Executive Officer of Hamakua Health Center Inc. - a federally qualified community health center, where she was responsible for all aspects of clinical quality and business operations.

Hunt named new CEO of Hawaii Island Beacon Community

Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is pleased to welcome Susan Hunt, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hawai’i Island Beacon Community (HIBC). Hunt brings a wealth of experience in the Healthcare field as the former Chief Executive Officer of Hamakua Health Center Inc. – a federally qualified community health center, where she was responsible […]

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