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Free Presentation – The Changing Face of Healthcare

Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship on the Big Island using Cozeva

A free opportunity to learn about Cozeva—a new patient-doctor communication system being used in doctors’ offices throughout Hawaii–is taking place at Tutu’s House in Waimea, the next in a series of lectures offered by the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC).

Tutus House

Tutus House

On Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30-7:30 pm, , the focus on the changing face of healthcare in Hawaii will look at Cozeva, a new way of engaging patients in their own healthcare.  Scott Nakagawa, Program Manager, will demonstrate how a free online service, Cozeva, can help individuals and families improve their healthcare. “It’s so important that we understand how the healthcare environment is changing and the various elements that are falling into place to support the wellness of ourselves and those we care about,” Nakagawa said.

Attendees can sign up using computers at Tutu’s House or bring a smart phone or laptop computer with them, to get one-on-one training in using Cozeva for themselves or their family.

“Throughout Hawaii Island, health care providers have been changing their practices to improve the quality of health care available to us all.  You have a role to play in this evolution and understanding your role can help you reap the benefits,” said Tutu’s House spokeswoman, Michelle Medeiros.

[HIBC was formed in connection with a Federal grant awarded to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, with a mission to improve healthcare in Hawaii County using health information technology. To learn more about HIBC, visit its website, www.hibeacon.org.]



Susan Hunt Named New CEO of Hawai’i Island Beacon Community

Media Release:

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.  Since 1998, she has served as Managing Member of LPSR Properties, LLC where she coordinated land acquisition, financing and construction project management for Hale Ola Pono Health Center , located in Kamuela , Hawai’i .  She also served for four years as Executive Director of North Hawai’i Women and Children’s Services also located in Kamuela.

“Susan’s solid educational background, proven leadership and strong professional experience in the local business community make her a perfect fit to lead HIBC as we  strive toward improvements in quality health care and health care accessibility for all of our County of Hawai’i residents,” stated Mayor Kenoi.

The Hawai’i Island Beacon Community is a consortium of healthcare and community leaders that was created to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and population health on the Big Island .  Hawai’i County was awarded $16,091,390 in federal stimulus funds, and is one of 17 communities across the nation chosen to demonstrate measurable improvements in health and healthcare through IT-enabled clinical transformation.  The College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo serves as the administrative core for this community grant.