Online Program

State Healthcare Innovation Plan Matrix

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 8:54 a.m. - 9:06 a.m.

Megan Miller, MSW, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Arlington, VA
Kristen Wan, MS, PAPHS, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
Background: The State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative is designed to support states in the development and testing of state-based models for multi-payer payment and healthcare delivery systems transformation. As part of Round One of the SIM Initiative, states that were selected for design and pre-testing grants were required to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan. The State Healthcare Innovation Plan describes a state’s proposed strategy to use regulatory and policy levers to transform its healthcare delivery system through payment and delivery reform.

Methods: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) analyzed 15 of the 16 State Healthcare Innovation Plans and identified seven key elements of the plans. The seven key elements include: prevention and population health; financing population health; transforming clinical care; health disparities; behavioral health; data and information technology; and workforce.

Results: The State Healthcare Innovation Plan analysis identified the sections of each plan that aligned with the seven key elements. The results were organized by state and by focus area and posted on ASTHO’s SIM Wikispace. This public site allows users to browse and compare the results of the analysis across states by each of the focus areas and to review summaries of each state’s plan.

Conclusion: The ASTHO SIM Wikispace is a reference tool which shares with users a body of knowledge on the best practices and materials from Round One of the SIM Initiative. The easy-to-use format of the Wikispace allows state public health agencies and other users to easily reference these strategies as they develop healthcare reforms in their respective states.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
List the seven key elements of State Healthcare Innovation Plans from Round One of the State Innovation Models Initiative. Describe the content and how to use the State Innovation Models Wikispace.

Keyword(s): Health Care Reform, Health Systems Transformation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the lead on a federally funded grant and a private foundation grant focusing on health care payment and delivery reforms that incorporate population health, as well as Medicaid and public health partnerships that work to achieve the Triple Aim. I have a master’s degree in social work from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in economics from Marshall University.
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.