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Pioneering partnership well-positioned to transform quality of Hawaii's health care

By Jim Tollefson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 08, 2012

~~<p>Transforming Hawaii's health care system is an urgent need, with costs rising several times faster than the annual inflation rate and access to quality care uneven throughout our state, particularly in rural communities and on the neighbor islands.</p>
<p>While Hawaii ranks high nationally in several measures of health, our fragmented, volume-driven system leaves many groups and communities disproportionately vulnerable to preventable diseases and a general poor quality of health.</p>
~~

Transforming Hawaii's health care system is an urgent need, with costs rising several times faster than the annual inflation rate and access to quality care uneven throughout our state, particularly in rural communities and on the neighbor islands.

While Hawaii ranks high nationally in several measures of health, our fragmented, volume-driven system leaves many groups and communities disproportionately vulnerable to preventable diseases and a general poor quality of health. Login for more...



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