STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2761
RE: S.B. No. 2788
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2788, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH ANALYTICS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to develop a program to collect and analyze healthcare data.
Specifically, this measure establishes the Health Analytics Program in the Med-QUEST Division of the Department of Health to maintain an all-claims, all payer database, and an encompassing data center to collect and analyze healthcare data.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, University of Hawaii System, State Health Planning and Development Agency, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division, Hawaii Primary Care Association, and Hawaii Medical Service Association.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.
Your Committee finds that understanding the cost drivers of healthcare at an individual level, through the use of an all- claims, all payer database, will provide necessary information to develop programs that encourage healthy behaviors and control rising healthcare costs.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amounts appropriated to unspecified amounts;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2788, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2788, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair