Membership Value

HAH has broadened its definition of advocacy activities over the past year, by not only engaging in state and federal legislative advocacy, but also by increasing efforts in regulatory and community advocacy. HAH has always engaged in different types of advocacy, but by formalizing these new areas of focus we have been able to achieve many successes this past year.

HAH’s priority bills that passed the 2017 legislative session include:

  • Surrogate decision makers acting as authorized representatives under Medicaid.
  • Expanded protections for assault against healthcare workers.

Measures that HAH opposed on behalf of its members include:

  • Onerous penalties if a patient chooses to be transferred to an unlicensed care home.
  • Mandating that a patient be accepted by an long term care facility from a hospital if the patient was transferred from that facility.
  • Ensuring that the definition of “confidential personal information” does not include medical record numbers.

HAH also supported the passage of other important healthcare legislation:

  • Allowing physicians to be licensed by endorsement from other state medical boards, which is intended to improve access to care.
  • Kupuna Caregivers program.
  • Funding for dialysis center licensing.

 

2017-2018 Member Value Report

 

 Stand together with your peers from across the healthcare continuum. Together, we have a strong voice.

Creating sustainable solutions for the future of healthcare.

It’s about improving the quality of care for everyone.

 

HAH Member Committees

Be a part of collaborations across the continuum of care throughout Hawaii.
Meet your peers across the healthcare industry.

  • Acute Care Leadership (hospital executives)
  • Acute Care Quality Committee
  • Assisted Living Facility/Adult Residential Care Home Committee (ALF and ARCH executives)
  • Awards and Scholarship Committee
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Chief Financial Officer Committee (hospital CFOs)
  • Community Health Needs Assessment Advisory Group
  • Education Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Government Relations Committee
  • Hawaii Affinity Team
  • Home Care and Hospice Leadership (home health, hospice, home infusion/pharmacy executives)
  • Long Term Care Leadership (skilled nursing facility executives)
  • Membership Committee
  • Neighbor Island Committee
  • PAC Committee
  • Post-Acute Care Quality Committee
  • Public Information Of􀏐icer Working Group
  • Sepsis Best Practices Group

 

HAH Initiatives

Hawaii Healthcare Work Force Initiative

Medically Complex Patients Workgroup

HAH Representing Its Members

HAH represents the interests of its provider members in numerous stakeholder,
policy and planning groups.

Hawaii

Academic Progression in Nursing Employer and Conjoint Councils
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Hawaii
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Hawaii Chapter
Department of Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative
Department of Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory and Steering Committees
Hawaii Maternal and Infant Health Collaborative
Hawaii Performance Improvement Collaborative, State Office of Primary and Rural Health
Hawaii Stroke Coalition
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Honolulu Community Coalition
JABSOM Advisory Council of Hospital CEOs
Kauai Community Partners
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation Board
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
State of Hawaii Division Network Adequacy and Balance Billing Task Force
State of Hawaii Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Advisory Committee

National

AA Homecare

  • State Leaders Council

Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes Campaign
American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)

  • Affiliate Policy Task Force
  • Affiliate State Health Care Association Executives
  • Credentialing Committee
  • Quality Committee
  • Society of Long Term Care Communicators

American Hospital Association (AHA)

  • Allied Association Quality Committee
  • Allied Association Telehealth Group
  • Allied Public Relations Executives
  • Regional Policy Board 9
  • State Hospital Association Executive Forum

Council of State Home Care Associations
National Association for Healthcare Quality
National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

  • Forum of State Associations
  • Nominating Committee

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