Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie named Beth Giesting as the state's first healthcare transformation coordinator.
Hawaii names two to healthcare transformation posts
In the new position, Giesting will work to develop and implement plans aimed at transforming the organization and delivery of healthcare services in Hawaii, with a focus on health information technology, payment reform and the primary-care workforce, according to a news release. Other goals for the role include helping to ensure collaboration among government agencies, healthcare providers, payers and consumers.
Giesting currently is CEO of the Hawaii Primary Care Association, which provides support to Hawaii's 14 community health centers, according to the release.
Abercrombie also announced that Dr. Thomas Tsang, the medical director of meaningful use and quality at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will join the state's healthcare transformation team in the governor's office. Giesting's and Tsang's ages were unavailable at deadline.
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