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 innovate 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.
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Charles Pickar of Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory delivers a lecture on System of Systems Engineering which is an approach to solving complex, enterprise-wide technology, management, and policy challenges.
Author: Brenda HarveySince 1999 Health and Human services leaders in New England have been partnering to leverage each other’s service improvements and cost containment initiatives. In 2011 those collaborative relationships resulted in the award ofa CMS funded Early Innovator grant to the region (www.NESCIES.org) to test the concepts of reusability in building state-based health insurance exchanges. In the midst, CMS made available funding for states to build and enhance their Medicaid eligibility systems, and HHS leaders quickly realized the many new opportunities and challenges to a changing health and human services world. Concepts of integration and interoperability between and among state programs go far beyond technology. It also means rethinking structures and policies, and the use of resources including the state workforce. MORE»
The 8th Annual Stewards of Change Symposium will be held in
collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, June 10-12, 2013 in
Baltimore, MD. This invitation-only symposium will bring
together thought leaders and early innovators from across the
nation who are spearheading information sharing initiatives to
create a holistic health and human service continuum of care.
To apply as a participant
visit our 8th Annual Symposium web page.
Learn more about the Stewards of Change 7th Annual Symposium
held in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University. The
symposium primer is posted on the site. We plan to post all
presentations, videos and graphics soon.
View video highlights from the symposium.
All presentations, videos, and graphics now available.
SOC’s ongoing work on a proposed electronic health and human
services record was an outgrowth of the recent statewide
conference co-hosted by the California Judicial Council, Blue
Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care, California
Department of Health and Human Services and Stuart Foundation.
Distinguish between the myths and realities of
confidentiality and information-sharing rules, with insights
from this groundbreaking think tank.
Stewards of Change introduced Human Services 2.0 –
InterOptimability approach to the Administration for
Children and Families and provides ongoing implementation
The National Interoperability Community of Practice, hosted by Stewards of Change, is a collaborative site where colleagues across health, education and human services come together to create and support a national interoperability vision and strategy. We hope you’ll find it a useful and engaging tool.MORE »
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