Hawaii Health Workforce Assessment

Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC completes initial physician workforce assesment: The Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has established a database of actively practicing non-military physicians in Hawaii. Hawaii is approximately 700 physicians short of what a similar community has on the mainland, and this could grow to 1,500 in 10 years.

 

Island 2010 Supply 2012 Supply 2013 Supply 2010 Demand 2012 Demand 2013 Demand
Hawaii313 341 336 487 516 530
Kauai136 132 130 183 196 199
Maui 279 305 301 396 405 413
Oahu2130 2177 2127 2461 2468 2494
Total 2869.4 2968 2894 3527 3590 3636

Estimated shortages of primary care physician assistants and nurse practitioners add to the shortage of care providers. *Click here to view the 2010 Workforce Report *Click here to view the 2012 Workforce Report
 
For questions and input, please contact Dr. Kelley Withy at withy@hawaii.edu.

 

AHEC's Annual Hawaii Health Workforce Summit

 

2013 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit: Improving Provider Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability

Guest Speakers: Dr. Len Nichols, Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics & Carl W. Taylor, Executive Director of Institute for Health Research JABSOM & Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC present the 2013 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit: Improving Provider Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on April 20, 2013 from 8:45am-5:00pm. The summit addressed issues surrounding provider satisfaction including: the ideal healthcare system in Hawaii, telehealth, PCMH payment incentives and medical malpractice changes in Hawaii.

See Coverage of the workforce shortage on KITV

See coverage of the workforce shortage in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

View the Workforce Summit Booklet online.

 
Powerpoint presentations: -A Physicans Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty (Carl Taylor), Introduction of 2012 State Loan Repayment (Kelley Withy) -Hawaii Specific Solutions to Improve your Bottom Line: Len Nichols, Carl Taylor, Lisa Konove, Curtis Toma. -Telehealth for Hawaii: Deb Birkmire-Peters, Eric Brown, Kathy Chorba, Javeed Siddiqui, Christine Sakuda, & Susan Helm. - Interprofessional Teamwork Models that Work: Deborah Gardner, Amy Duerler, Timothy Duerler, Valisa Saunders, Dan Domizio.

 

Video of the conference :


2012 Hawaii Physician Workforce Summit: Implementing Patient Centered Medical Home
Over 200 physicians and healthcare workers attended the 2012 Hawaii Physician's Workforce Summit on Saturday, April 14 at the Sheraton Waikiki. The goal of the conference was to help Hawai‘i providers (especially solo and small group) implement Patient Centered Medical Home transformation. View the Physician Workforce Summit Booklet online. To view powerpoint slides from the breakout sessions and morning presentations, click here. Click here to check out the news coverage from the conference! View video of the conference here: 
2010 Hawaii Physician Workforce Summit
AHEC Data:
Solutions:

 

Data
STATE OF HAWAII - All Physicians 2010 Physicial Estimates*
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Supply
Demand
Shortage
Statewide
2876
3328
452
Oahu
2152
2322
170
Big Island
315
467
152
Maui
276
370
94
Kauai
133
169
36

* See the Hawaii Physician Workforce Summit files above for the complete charts.