On October 26th – 28th 2018 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, Leadership for a Networked World, and Accenture, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association, convened senior-most leaders for The 2018 Health and Human Services Summit: Designing Generative Outcomes.
This 9th annual Summit provided participants with an exclusive opportunity to not only learn from emerging health and human services ecosystems, but also ideate and design new ecosystem-enabled solutions that move organizations up the Health and Human Services Value Curve. Take a look back at the events that transpired during the Summit.
At the 2018 Health and Human Services, Summit, Police Chief Hank Stawinski proudly shared Prince George's County’s successes on cultivating new partnerships, engaging the community in transformation efforts, establishing key indicators, and tracking and reporting on results. In addition, he offered thoughtful lessons learned while launching the initiative on how to work across organizational boundaries, secure executive support, and deploy resources creatively.
In Bridgeport, Connecticut, health and human services leaders knew that 75% of children were already developmentally behind by the time they entered head start. To change the lives, development, and trajectory of these babies in a short period of time, city leaders brought together an ecosystem of partners to launch the “Baby Bundle.” Inspired by findings from neuroscience, research on trauma and stress, and the power of values-based case practices, they decided to focus interventions on pregnant women and children ages zero to three, with the goal of preventing adverse childhood events.
Since 2011, the Ohio Office of Health Transformation (OHT) has streamlined health and human services with an overarching goal of moving towards an outcome-based system. In the past, the state’s health and human services providers had employed a mix of a fee-for-service model (i.e., an approach in which consumers paid for the services that providers rendered) as well as a managed care setup (i.e., a system in which a company oversees the cost.) However, in 2015 and 2016, OHT sought to take the state to the next level and began implementing ways for Ohioans to pay for the value they received, rather than just the services that health care providers delivered.
In January of 2018, Illinois began transitioning their managed care program into a more streamlined, accountable, and integrated program. The new, member-centric HealthChoice Illinois Program is designed to provide enhanced quality and improved outcomes, all while managing cost. In addition to the new HealthChoice Illinois Program, beginning in January of 2019 providers across the state will opt to enroll as Integrated Health Homes (IHH). After specifying the tier of clients they are able to serve, members of the Medicaid population are then linked to these Integrated Health Homes.