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.
Five Mountain Health Care Associates (FMHA) is a group of dedicated physicians and nurse practitioners that deliver cost-effective, high quality medical care to the North Hawai’i community, with a special interest in preserving the culture of the independent provider.
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.
Hawai’i Quality Physicians Organization - (Founding PO)
Hawai’i Quality Physician Organization (HQPO) is comprised of 40 primary care physicians (Peds, IM, and FP) from O’ahu, Maui, and Big Island. All are enrolled in the HMSA PCMH program and use the same EMR (Allscripts) and Practice Management software (ConnxtMD). Our primary focus since our inception two years ago has been assisting our members in transformation to PCMH and improvement in their P4Q HMSA scores.
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
O’ahu Physicians Group - (Founding PO)
O’ahu Physicians Group (OPG) is a primary care based physician organization that delivers cost - effective high quality medical care needs to O’ahu community.
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
West Hawai’i IPA - Hawai’i Island
West Hawai’i Independent Physicians (WHIP) is a group of experienced and dedicated physicians that delivers highest quality and cost effective health care needs to members of the Kona Community.
Queen’s Physician Organization
The Queen’s Medical Group was formed in 2012. The members are Physicians who are employed by The Queen’s Medical Center and The Queen’s Development Corporation. The Queen’s Health Systems believes that an organized, physician led Medical Group can improve the delivery of care in Hawai’i and provide Physicians a degree of professional and financial security in a dynamic health care environment. We believe quality of care is enhanced when our health system and Physicians involved in the delivery of patient care are participating in a structured relationship that facilitates: 1) sharing of ideas for improving patient care, 2) resolving clinical and operational questions/issues/disputes; and 3) regular communication about the maintenance and expansion of facilities and services.