The Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) is a voluntary, professional membership organization for physicians, resident physicians, and medical students in the state of Hawaii serving Hawaii since 1856. HMA is dedicated to serving physicians, their patients, and the community through representation, advocacy, and public service.
Membership dues allow the Hawaii Medical Association to represent Hawaii physicians and to play a crucial role at the state legislature shaping the future of our health care system.
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Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals. Christian Duval and his post-doctoral student Hung Nguyen, PhD, work at the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, which is affiliated with the University of Montreal. They presented their preliminary research findings at the International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support, which was held in Lisbon from November 15 to 17.
Marked by the launch of Obamacare, the past several years in American health care have been dedicated to a wholesale effort to achieve the triple aim: access and quality at a reasonable price. Access has improved as has quality in some areas, but the country has seen no convincing impact on costs. Myriad mechanisms are in place to motivate patients, providers and hospitals to refine patterns of behavior and practice to lower costs, but a monolithic challenge remains -- a third party pays most of the bill.