The HMSA Initiative for Innovation and Quality
The HMSA Initiative for Innovation and Quality (HI-IQ) provided financial assistance
to help Hawaii’s hospitals and physicians implement technological solutions to make
the state’s health care system more effective and efficient.
Since the program’s inception in 2006, HMSA awarded grants totaling $41 million
to physicians and eligible hospitals to support improvements in patient care and
outcomes. HI-IQ also helped 734 HMSA participating providers acquire and implement
electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
HI-IQ, a three-year program that ended in 2009, was funded by a combination of investment
income and reserves. Funding did not come from health plan dues or impact future
HMSA is proud to sponsor innovative programs like HI-IQ to help build a sustainable
health care system for our members and all the people of Hawaii.