Online Program

Utah State Health Care Innovation Model Design – A State Health Plan Incorporating Public Health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Victoria Wilkins, MD, Pediatric Administration, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) State Innovation Model program provides funding to “assist in planning, designing, testing, and supporting evaluation of new health payment and service delivery models.” The goal is to create multi-payer models with a broad mission to raise community health status and reduce long term health risks for all insured beneficiaries with special emphasis on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and reduce costs. This presentation will discuss the Utah Innovation Plan, which incorporates aims (or goals) in the areas of health information, health workforce, payment reform, prevention and wellness and quality and patient safety.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the design of Utah's state innovation plan, which will test whether the aims or goals of the plan’s Vision of “better health, better quality and lower cost” of health care for all Utahns can be demonstrated.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Wilkins is the co-investigator for the Utah State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Grant. She served as a fellow at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and is currently responsible as co-investigator for the Utah SIMproject for ensuring that aims and drivers are aligned across work groups. These aims will be the foundation for the Utah State Health Care Innovations Plan. She is also responsible for developing the evaluation components of the grant project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.