Global Introduction of New Vaccines
Mar 20 @ 7:00 am

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Vaccinations save the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year, including children. Yet 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.

Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds.

HR Strategies – Hawaii Hiring & Managing Employees In 2018 & Beyond Practical Strategies For Neighbor Island Employers @ The Maui Beach Hotel
Mar 21 @ 7:00 am – 4:25 pm

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As the U.S. and Hawaii economies continuing to grow – with an administration goal of 4% GDP growth and Trump-imposed limits on immigration, the competition for experienced employees in Hawaii, if not already intense, will require an aggressive and creative approach to reruitment strategies.

By November 30th, 2017, Hawaii’s total available workforce totaled 684,340 of which 670,317 were employed, leaving 14,023 unemployed full-time, part-time & temporary workers.  Consequently, at 2.04% of the workforce Hawaii has reached what is considered as Full Employment.  So, where do we go from here.

As the lure of increased revenue and profits are the goals of every Hawaii Company, Human Resources will be pressed by the C-Suite to source and recruit qualified candidates to fuel that expected growth. The burning question, is where do we find them?

The challenges in 2018 and beyond are, therefore, clear. for everyone involved in Human Resources Management & Recruiting in Hawaii.

In response, we have assembled an elite, Hawaii-based faculty to bring you innovative concepts in website & recruitment messaging, employee referral program design that really works, tips on event recruiting, interviewing concepts that reveal the real person behind the resume and effective strategies for converting candidates to employees.  Next,  we’ll turn our attention to strategies to turn boundless potential in your workforce to  a thriving and engaged workforce followed by strategies for effective pharmacy cost management and abatement of pharmaceutical opioids.

In the afternoon sessions we’ll explore employee management issues in providing ADA accommodations, avoiding & defending sexual harassment complaints and finish the day with the distribution of comparative information about leading HRMS software packages and explore at least 5 cyber-security measures for small, medium and large employers to stop invaders at the door.

You’ll learn this and more…

  • Proven website & recruitment messaging tips to improve search engine visibility & the quality of candidates.
  • Effective ways to improve Referral & Event recruitment results
  • Interviewing techniques that get to the real person behind the resume
  • Top performing HRMS systems & cyber-security measures to protect them
  • Creative ways to structure legally-viable ADA Accommodations & innovations that can aid recruitment & retention
  • Effective ways to avoid sexual harassment complaints & litigation and defend against them if they occur
  • How to curtail & reduce pharmacy costs & opioid
Hawaii Pacific Health for a Free Advance Care Planning Workshop @ Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children Diamond Head Tower Conference Room 6-7
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to learn about what is advance care planning. You can complete an advance directive, learn about the important role of a health care power of attorney and know the difference between an Advance Directive and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).

Facilitated by HPH’s Advance Care Planning team.
Validated Parking in the Kaio’olani parking structure
Sponsored by: Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children

Register online or call 808-643-HOPE for more information. Seating is limited. Parking is validated.

Visit to obtain a copy of the Hawai’i Advance Health Care Directive prior to attending the workshop.

A notary will be available for those who want to complete their advance directive with a valid picture ID. There is no cost for notary services.

Hospice Fraud & Audit Investigations: How to Prevent, Detect & Defend Against Them
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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The hospice industry’s recent growth has led to increased Medicare reimbursements, drawing recent CMS scrutiny. Concerns about fraud and abuse, and potential for audits and extrapolation leading to significant take-backs, have caught many hospice providers off-guard. False Claims Act litigation threats are motivating hospice providers to operate differently, educate staff, and be prepared to respond to ADR requests, recoupment demands, and more. This webinar will address legal and regulatory challenges, OIG target areas, fraud investigations, common audit issues, and strategies to identify and remedy noncompliance.


  • Why hospice scrutiny is rising and likely to increase
  • How certain operational practices and relationships can draw extra attention
  • Importance of a corporate compliance program
  • Training areas that warrant ongoing education
  • Importance of physician signatures
  • Need for a clearly defined ADR response process
  • When to retain counsel
  • Sample ADR response policy

This informative session is designed for administrators, medical directors, compliance officers, nurses, billing staff, owners, and management.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

28th Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Mar 26 – Mar 30 all-day
Advancing Maternal and Fetal Outcomes: Data, Process and Action @ Ko`olau Ballrooms
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Host: Janet M. Burlingame, MD
(808) 772-1767

We want to improve pregnancy outcomes!! Please join us (MOD, ACOG and DOH) for a summit to discuss, network and plan for a perinatal data base and evolution of a Hawaii Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

Lunch will be provided from noon to 1:00 PM.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Elliot Main from the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and AIM

Series 1: The Basics of Nonprofit Finance Webinar – The Big Picture
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am


Good financial decisions need to come in the context of a clear understanding of the organization business model and overall financial health. Learn about how finance fits into mission delivery, how your business model affects your management, needs and key suggestions for building financial stability in a range of circumstances. Take home user-friendly tools for quickly gauging financial health.

Snorkeling Safety Workshop @ Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Suite and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


  1. Present information and findings of the DOH Snorkel Safety Subcommittee
  2. Identify risk factors related to snorkeling related drownings
  3. Provide a forum for discussion regarding snorkel safety
  4. Examine different types and styles of snorkeling equipment
  5. Identify possible preventive actions and strategies to mitigate risks
  6. Develop snorkel safety messages to disseminate to visitors and residents to reduce the incidence of ocean drownings in the State of Hawaii

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Parking at HHV is $10 with validation


Queen’s Speaking of Health – Preventing Colon Cancer: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! @ The Queen's Medical Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. What can you do about it? Learn more with Kristi Lopez, MD, gastroenterologist at The Queen’s Medical Center.

Find out:

  • Warning signs and risk factors
  • What is colon cancer screening?
  • Detecting and removing polyps
  • Ways to lower your risk

Come early to pick up great information and talk story/ask questions with the folks from the Queen’s Colon Screening Program!

Space is limited.  Reservations are required. Register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended since it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala St. You can also park at the Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t make the lecture?  You can watch the recording of this lecture online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel: QMCHawaii. Since 2016, we’ve posted all of the Queen’s Speaking of Health lectures online. Click here to check them out and see what you’ve missed.

Is It Hospice, Home Health, or Palliative Care?
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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As America’s aging population increases, so does the use of hospice, home health, and palliative care. There is often confusion about the services offered by differing programs.  The goal is to provide the best comprehensive patient care, but which service and level of care is appropriate for a patient with transitioning healthcare needs?  How is the patient’s healthcare journey evolving?  What are the criteria to receive services?  What is the interdisciplinary team’s role in serving these patients?  How are families impacted?  How are referral sources identified to treat specific patient populations and challenges?  Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more.


  • Definition and services for hospice, home health, and palliative care
  • Patient criteria and who benefits from these services
  • Reimbursement of multiple payer types and sources
  • Identifying appropriate referral sources
  • How to discuss services with referral sources
  • Comparison of home health, hospice, and palliative care
  • Articles on each service
  • Reference links

This informative session will benefit new sales/business development team members, sales managers, or any staff new to hospice, home health, or palliative care services.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.