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Latest Kaiser Permanente Technology Innovation Helps Members Love the Skin They're In

Kaiser Permanente today announced the launch of teledermatology, a virtual service allowing dermatologists to view images of suspicious moles, lesions and rashes via Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, their leading edge electronic medical record system.  “Tele-derm” started as a pilot project on Maui and the Big Island and is now available to all Kaiser Permanente patients to improve access to specialists, speed the diagnostic process and improve clinical outcomes.

Through the service, dermatologists review photos sent via secure email server from primary care physicians and determine whether a face-to-face appointment is necessary to further diagnose or treat the condition. The triage process is convenient for patients who do not need to be referred for further care, and leaves more time for specialists to treat patients whose skin problems warrant an in-person visit.

AMA Hawai‘i Announces New Individuals Awards for 38th Annual ‘Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year’

The Hawai‘i chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawai‘i) is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year. Winners will be honored at the annual AMA Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year awards luncheon on April 9, 2015 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

New individual recognitions this year include the AMA Lifetime Achievement award and AMA Young Marketer of the Year.

Companies are encouraged to enter their work in the following categories: Best Marketing of a New Product or Service; Best E-Marketing; Best Rebrand Marketing; Best Marketing of an Event; and Best Non-Profit Marketing.

Last year’s winners included: Hawaiian Host, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaiian Telcom, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., Focus Opus and Hawaii Fashion Incubator.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe New Year's Day 2015 Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe New Year's Day 2015 Holiday

In observance of the New Year’s Day 2015 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015. 

On New Year’s Eve – Wednesday, December 31 – all public libraries that normally offer Wednesday evening hours will close no later than 5 p.m.  Call your local library as closing times will vary.      

Please visit the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.   

ARCHITECTS HAWAII LTD. ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

ARCHITECTS HAWAII LTD.  ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) recently promoted three staff members to the following positions:

 

Mariel Moriwake, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, was promoted from designer II to project architect. She joined AHL in 2005 and her focus includes healthcare projects, as well as educational and commercial facilities. She is also a sustainability coordinator. Her recent award-winning projects include Pali Momi Medical Pavilion and Windward Community College Library Learning Commons. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Hawaii.

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday

In observance of the Christmas Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, December 25. 

 On Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24 – all public libraries that normally offer Wednesday evening hours will close no later than 5 p.m.  Call your local library as closing times will vary.      

Please visit the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.   

Local Resident Wins Big By Playing The Monopoly® Game At McDonald’s®

HONOLULU – It was Hilo resident Glen M.’s lucky day when he decided to play the 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s. After ordering his Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Glen peeled off his third and final game piece to his winning combination of Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens, that won him a family vacation to a Beaches Resort in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos.

“I didn’t know we won, until my wife took a double look at the game card and shouted ‘WE WON,’” said Glen M. of Hilo. “Both my wife and I contributed to this endeavor and ate at McDonald’s quite a bit because it was the best deal at a great value.”

25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 In Overall Health

•            Hawaii’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity and low rate of preventable hospitalizations; state’s challenges include high prevalence of binge drinking and high incidence of infectious disease

•            Nationwide, reduction in smoking, and improvements in adolescent immunization and infant mortality offset by rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity

•            Long-term analysis finds Americans have made considerable progress in avoiding premature and cardiovascular deaths in the past 25 years; life expectancy at its highest yet