We provide a uniquely informed starting point for improving outcomes for children, families and communities by regularly convening thought leaders and distilling the latest
thinking about human service integration and interoperability.
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Human Services 2.0
Through innovative and customized consulting processes and hands-on training
workshops, we mesh consumer-centric insight with proven business and technology
practices to drive cross-program and cross-agency linkages among federal, state,
county and nonprofit organizations.
To support federal, state, and county leaders we research and collect
outstanding examples of innovative and emerging interoperability efforts
nationwide and make them readily available to the community.
Author: Daniel Stein
Partnerships and collaborations (can someone please explain the difference to me?) are among the most-effective tools all of us have for doing the best work possible in many if not most circumstances. And, to my way of thinking, they also demonstrate that we mean what we say about making interoperability and information-sharing a part of everyday business life.
So I’m delighted to report that, for the second year in a row, Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) is teaming up with the California Health and Human Services Agency – with the support of the California Healthcare Foundation – to sponsor HHS Open DataFest II. The invitation-only event will be held at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom on March 16-17, which means that it’s just over a month away.
Stewards of Change Institute is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Symposium: Harnessing the Power of Information Interoperability and Social Determinants to Advance Health and Wellness Integration. This special anniversary event will be held on June 22 – 24, 2015 in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. For more information on SOC 10, please contact Michael Kerr. Highlights of the 9th Annual Symposium are linked below.
Stewards of Change Institute is pleased to be organizing the second annual California Health & Human Services Open DataFest, to be held March 16 – 17, 2015 in Sacramento. See the linked video for highlights of Open DataFest 2014.
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The Illinois Framework Project, with support from Stewards of Change Consulting, recently released Establishing Governance for Health and Human Services Interoperability Initiatives, a handbook for states and local jurisdictions contemplating interoperability projects. Please visit the Illinois Framework website to learn more about the Governance project.
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: Michael Kerr
Stewards of Change partnered with the National League of Cities to produce a toolkit and a webinar titled “Sharing Data for Better Results.” The interactive toolkit, which you can download at no charge, summarizes information on federal data-sharing laws and regulations; its purpose is to help local elected officials, agency leaders and city staff use integrated data to improve services, while respecting the privacy of residents.
In the report and in the online session, we provide an array of cases and resources for breaking down “silos” to improve processes and outcomes but – most important – providing real-life, on-the-ground examples from several jurisdictions around the country showing that the theory, in practice, really works! For more details, follow this link to Stewards of Change confidentiality resources from the NLC work and the State of New York.
Moderator: PG Forest, JHU
Dwayne Spradlin, Health Data Consortium
Emily Putnam Hornstein, Ph. D., University of Southern California
Gerard Farrell, MD, Memorial University of Newfoundland