The Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network (QCIPN) was formed in 2014 from the collaboration between The Queen’s Health Systems, community physicians, and Physician Organizations based on the need for improved health for the state. While Hawai’i is proud to be one of the healthiest states in the country, there is still a strong need for improved health and patient engagement to keep our communities healthy and address critical care needs for those with acute and chronic health issues. In addition, the cost of care for our citizens has risen to a level that has become unsustainable. All of these factors were considered as we formed our Network and established a business relationship with the largest commercial insurer in our market to address these issues and develop innovative solutions to the problem.
Today we are proud to represent over 975 physicians on five islands, working together to make Hawai’i a healthier, more productive state.
The QCIPN has formed teams of engaged physicians and health care professionals to collaborate with patients, hospitals, and insurers to develop and implement clinical best practices targeted at areas of disease that represent the greatest opportunity for improvement. QCIPN will work to improve physician practice patterns through:
- Medical care information and support
- Education and training
- Technology and practice operational solutions
- Process and performance-based financial incentives
- Peer review and mentoring
There is much to be accomplished to improve the health of our state. Our vision is to work collaboratively as clinicians with our community to provide the best and most efficient health care available, and to actively engage our patients in their care.
Our Mission and Values
The Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network (QCIPN) will provide innovative, leading edge care systems to our state and attract and retain Hawaii’s best clinicians to deliver care to our patients and the people of Hawai’i. QCIPN will work to lead the state in managing and improving population health for our community, by delivering high quality and efficient systems of care that enhance and increase the overall patient experience and engagement in their care.
To transform the healthcare experience for patients and providers of Hawaii through collaboration and innovation
- Coordinated access to innovative care and advanced treatments.
- Coordinated navigation across primary, specialty, and acute care sites.
- Experience a collegial and collaborative community of clinicians.
- Design innovative, accountable care systems for superior outcomes.
- Partner with Hawaii’s excellent physicians and hospitals to improve care outcomes.
- Improve population health for Native Hawaiians and all state residents.
Participating Physician Organizations
Ekahi Health Network
Ekahi Health Network is an innovative organization of health providers who strive to provide excellent medical care to the community we serve. Our mission is to continuously improve the health of the population by creating new delivery models, enhancing clinical processes, and sharing knowledge and resources.
Hawai’i Filipino Health Care Association
Hawai’i Filipino Health Care was founded in the late 1980s as an offshoot of the Philippine Medical Association of Hawai’i (PMAH) to provide culturally sensitive care to the large Hawai’i patient population of Filipino and Filipino descent. The PMAH is best known for the Bayanihan Clinic without Walls, programs for the coverage of immigrants without health insurance, the Ohana Medical Mission, clinical research support for diseases specific to Filipino populations in Hawai’i and health care scholarship programs. The Hawai’i Filipino Health Care IPO has 26 primary care physicians and 17 specialist members in the QCIPN, encompassing approximately 20,000 covered lives.Membership is not limited to Filipino Physicians. The focus of the Hawai’i Filipino Health Care program is to apply the principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home and the QCIPN in a culturally sensitive way to improve the health care of this distinct and important population in Hawai’i.
Hawai’i IPA - (Founding PO)
The Hawai’i IPA is one of the State's largest and well established independent physician organizations, composed of the full complement of all primary care and specialty disciplines, totaling over 800 physician members. We are unique as the only physician organization with members from each of Hawaii's islands, including a very robust presence on both O’ahu and Maui. In addition to traditional support of the physician community, the Hawai’i IPA is a leader in the areas of health care policy and emerging models of health care in the era of health care transformation.
Kauai Medical Associates (KMA) is a medical group comprised mainly of independent practice physicians that are reasonably distributed geographically to address primary access needs across Kauai. Despite its relatively small size, KMA has consistently been recognized locally and regionally for it's high performance in quality and other initiatives (i.e., HMSA's Pay-for-quality and PCMH programs).
Contact: Alison O'Neill at Kauaimedicalcenter.org
PMAG - (Founding PO)
PMAG (Pacific Medical Administrative Group, Inc.) is one of Hawaii’s leading Independent Physician Associations (IPA) with more than 760 physician members. It is one of the founding physician organizations of the QCIPN. With over 25 years of experience in successful population health management, quality improvement, and utilization management, PMAG maintains a close and collaborative relationship with the major organizations influencing health care in Hawai’i.
Contact: Cheryl Plumberg at 808-953-2501
The Queen's ‘Ākoakoa Physician Organization
The Queens Physician Organization expanded its membership in 2017 and changed its name to reflect the new structure to The Queen's 'Akoakoa Physician Organization ('Akoakoa means to assemble, collect, and all gather together). Now, in addition to the physicians employed by the The Queen's Health Systems, community physicians in private practice have joined as well. QHS believes that physician-led efforts offer healthcare the greatest opportunity to improve patient care and that joining together strengthens the entire system. 'Akoakoa serves as a vehicle for members to collaborate on quality improvement; share knowledge and support; and succeed in new payment models.
Medical Director: John Houk, MD