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About Us

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Where Important Conversations Happen to Drive Change and Collective Impact

The Delaware Center for Health Care Innovation is an engaged and informed healthcare forum that participates in and propels innovation and collaboration to achieve comprehensive healthcare transformation.

Our mission, which has remained consistent from the onset, is to guide healthcare transformation in Delaware through facilitating meaningful stakeholder engagement aimed at informing Delaware’s strategic direction and approach to systemic change and payment reform.

We strive to offer a safe environment for diverse stakeholders to develop and test new ideas, share and learn, and promote the integration of efforts that are focused on solutions to improve the health and healthcare of Delawareans.

DCHI Pillars for Strategic Stakeholder Engagement

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CONVENER

Establishing a forum to collaborate, educate, and align stakeholders in healthcare innovation and transformation

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INTEGRATOR

Conducting efficient and effective cross sector discussion and strategy building that can address healthcare issues more quickly

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ADVISOR

Ensuring a trusting, respectful and appreciative atmosphere for competing viewpoints on complex problems

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INFLUENCER

Driving momentum to support stakeholder commitment for the long-term health and wellbeing of Delawareans

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History of the Organization

The Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) is a privately funded nonprofit collaboration between public and private organizations, designed to move the state towards a system of care that is driven by quality, value-based payment, and better population health outcomes. Established in 2014 and working in partnership with the Health Care Commission (HCC) and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) is instrumental in guiding implementation of the
State Health Care Innovation Plan and in ensuring the long-term success of this work through the continuing, inclusive involvement of a diverse and invested group of stakeholders, representing public and private sectors across the Delaware landscape.

DCHI is comprised of a multi-stakeholder board and five standing committees focused on specific strategic transformation initiatives, as well as a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to coordinate with the DHIN. DCHI is privately funded through

stakeholder contributions and in-kind services. Additionally, some SIM funding supports specific SIM deliverables that are guided by DCHI.

DCHI aspires to help make Delaware one of the five healthiest states in the nation, to be among the top 10% of states in health care quality and patient experience, to bring the growth of healthcare costs in line with GDP growth, and to improve the provider experience.

Delaware Center for Health Innovation Organizational Chart

DCHI is a unique and important forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue and consensus building. Working as a catalyst for health care transformation in Delaware, DCHI’s mission is to:

Serve as the convener of stakeholder groups and to drive consensus to achieve a participatory approach to health care transformation in our State; Provide thought leadership for all aspects of SIM related initiatives and the broader transformation effort; Provide a sustainable structure for long term engagement and investment in healthcare transformation to achieve our quadruple Aim; and Implement the Healthy Neighborhoods program for improving population based health.