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ITCC offers executives, program managers, supervisors and case workers comprehensive training and an accredited certification. It is designed to teach you how to bridge program silos, expedite information-sharing, and manage effective organizational change. ITCC will be delivered via a state-of-the-art, online and self-paced learning system.
At our 12th Annual National Symposium, we were honored to be joined by Captain Juan Colon, NJ State Police and Office of the Attorney General, Office of Drug Addiction Control. Capt. Colon gave an outstanding presentation on the New Jersey Drug Monitoring Initiative (Fusion Center), which takes a holistic approach against heroin and opioid use/abuse though better information sharing.
Introduction: Philip J. Leaf, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with joint appointments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Arts and Sciences
Author: Daniel Stein, President, Stewards of Change Institute, and Margo Edmunds, Ph.D., Vice President, Evidence Generation, AcademyHealth
The National Interoperability Collaborative’s first major event, “A Symposium in the NIC of Time: Information-Sharing across California and Beyond,” took place March 26-27 in West Sacramento.
When we started planning the event several months ago, we set two primary goals. First, we wanted to put together a convening that would be interactive and genuinely informative to 140 cross-disciplinary participants who are passionate about the role of interoperability and information-sharing to improve people’s health and well-being. And we wanted to simultaneously further our second, equally important objective: to engage with stakeholders about what NIC – which was launched just 10 months ago – can do to meet their needs, while scaling its multi-sector work faster and spreading its benefits more widely.
Based on the feedback and signups we’ve already received, NIC is off to a solid start as a “Community of Networks,” with broad support in numerous ways, including several new Sponsors and Partners as well as a fast-growing list of organizational Members.
The National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) is designed to increase collaboration among the sectors that impact health and well-being by improving information-sharing, interoperability and the use of modern technology. NIC has made considerable progress since it was launched in June 2017 at the 12th Annual National Symposium of the Stewards of Change Institute.
SOCI and AcademyHealth are the organizational leaders of NIC, which is being built with $1.2 million in seed funding from The Kresge Foundation, with additional support from IBM, Microsoft and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The 12th Annual SOCI National Symposium, Taking Action During Disruptive Times: Advancing Progress on Innovation, Interoperability, and Technology in HHS, was held in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine on June 19 – 20, 2017. Please click “Read More” to learn about the Symposium program.
Stewards of Change Consulting provides services that support increased integration across all levels of government. For states and local jurisdictions contemplating such projects, and facing challenges in the areas of governance, confidentiality, and privacy, more information on SOCC’s work is available in this brief guide. Click “Read More” to learn about recent SOCC information-sharing and cross-boundary interoperability projects in Illinois, New York State, and in partnership with the National League of Cities.
For leaders seeking new approaches and methodologies to move their organizations toward interoperable and integrated information resources, we are very pleased to offer HS 2.0: Getting Started on the Road to Interoperability.
Author: Daniel Stein
Stewards of Change Institute is proud to announce the publication of our latest White Paper, titled “Improving Processes and Practices in Child Welfare: Is Cognitive Computing Part of the Solution?” It is the result of extensive research, including a broad literature review and a series of roundtables around the U.S. with over 50 leaders and experts in the field. Its principal intent is to generate greater awareness about cognitive computing, so that child welfare officials can make better-informed decisions as they consider upgrading, modernizing or replacing their current information technology systems. The full paper is available to read or download here.
Cognitive computing already is transforming many industries, such as finance, travel, manufacturing, driverless vehicles and consumer products – and it is being successfully implemented in healthcare as well. Based on our research for this White Paper, which was underwritten by IBM, it seems clear that cognitive tools could also meaningfully improve operations and outcomes in child welfare and, more broadly, across the HHS ecosystem. For more information about applying cognitive computing in your organization, please contact Daniel Stein of Stewards of Change.