Marketing: Compliant Practices for Hospice & Home Health
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Quality Improvement: Success Stories From Queens Medical Center @ Queen's Conference Center
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Strategies for continuous quality improvement (CQI) have  been tested and refined within the Queens Medical Center system. Queens is one of the leading facilities in creating the best environment in which workers strive to constantly improve the quality of care. Well-designed and developed tools serve to best guide the quality improvement process.

Registration link: 9 2017

Guest Speaker:Eleanor Huey, MPH, Queens’ Manager of Quality & Patient Safety
Speaker Bio: Eleanor Huey, MPH, CPHQ, is the Manager of Quality and Patient Safety at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, the state’s largest medical center, providing both primary and acute patient care. She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare quality improvement which encompasses everything from planning, policy development, problem solving and change management to analysis and evaluation. Eleanor is continuously improving herself and is happy to share quality and safety improvement techniques that are relevant to public health.

Learning Objectives:
1. Apply healthcare quality improvement methods and tools to public health purposes.
2. Classify tools and strategies for continuous quality improvement.
3. Share success stories from Queens Medical Center’s balanced approach to program performance.

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Ask the Experts: Liver Wellness Conference @ John A. Burns School of Medicine
Nov 11 all-day

Registration is now open for the Ask the Experts: Liver Wellness Conference on November 11, 2017 at the John A Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu.

We are excited to collaborate with the American Liver Foundation’s Pacific Coast Division to bring this one-day educational event to Honolulu.  The conference will provide information on the latest treatments and research breakthroughs from some of Hawaii’s leading liver specialists. Topics that will be covered include: Hepatitis A, B and C; HIV/HCV Co-infection, Alcoholic Hepatitis; Nonalcoholic Liver Disease (NAFLD), Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Liver Cancer.

The morning session will be open to all community members, especially patients and caregivers.  The afternoon session will be open to medical providers, and CMEs will be available.

To join us, download the registration packet or complete the online registration.

Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology 2017 Annual Conference – Advances in Cancer Care: Patient Education and Immunotherapy @ The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm



CME Credit: The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc. (IMNE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. IMNE designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credit: The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc. (IMNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational program provides 6.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Meeting the Challenges of Measuring and Preventing Maternal Mortality in the United State
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than other women in high-income countries. More evidence is needed to understand the actual causes of death better, but research suggests that half of these deaths may be preventable. Racial disparities persist. The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than those of white women.

Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn about efforts to analyze and prevent future deaths. Hear our speakers discuss the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community. You will also learn about how CDC has collaborated and intervened through public-private partnership efforts to prevent deaths associated with childbirth and pregnancy. Contractors may attend this meeting with the prior approval of their employer.


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Presented By:
Eleni Z. Tsigas
Chief Executive Officer
Preeclampsia Foundation
“Maternal Mortality Beyond the Numbers”

William M. Callaghan, MD, MPH
Chief, Maternal and Infant Health Branch
Division of Reproduction Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Accounting for Maternal Deaths: Action Requires Better Data”

Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Chair
Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
“Policies and Practices to Protect Lives of Pregnant Women, Mothers and Mothers-to-Be”

Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Merck for Mothers
“Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Generating Evidence for High Impact Solutions”

Facilitated By:
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
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2017 Palliative Pupus @ The Queen's Conference Center Room 200
Nov 15 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

How does Palliative Pupus work?
The theme and presenters for each ‘Palliative Pupus’ is announced one to two weeks prior to the meeting date via our Kokua Mau eNewsletter. If you are not receiving our eNewsletter yet, please subscribe here and we will keep you informed.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jeannette Koijane. There is validated parking for the first 15 people who request it with their RSVP. Others can feed the meter machine across the street at the DOH (which now has a two hour maximum enforced 24 hours, according to the new sign).

What is Palliative Pupus?
Our first successful Palliative Pupus meeting was held November 17, 2010 and has since become a bi-monthly event every third Wednesday of the month. (Except November due to Thanksgiving)

The model is an informal, interactive, collegial, pau hana to present and discuss challenging cases as a group. Palliative Pupus is for clinicians in a variety of fields: doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains.

  • Palliative Pupus is a potluck event so please bring food to share.

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SNF Value- Based Purchasing Program FY 2018 Final Rule Call
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

Learn how the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will affect Medicare’s payments to your SNF beginning October 1, 2018, as well as details on how CMS will translate SNF performance scores into value-based incentive payments. CMS will also discuss policies finalized in the FY 2018 final rule.

A question and answer session follows the presentation; however attendees may email questions in advance to with “SNF VBP November NPC” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.

Target audience: SNFs, administrators, and clinicians.

How to Improve HCAHPS Scores
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Communicating Your Results Effectively (Data Can Be Fun)
Nov 17 all-day
SAVE THE DATE Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii Stakeholder Meeting and Alaka`i Awards
Nov 17 all-day