The Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) evolved during the early phases of planning for a state health plan in 2013. The Delaware Health Care Commission convened a multi-sector group of stakeholders to create a statewide health innovation plan. This work culminated in Delaware receiving a multiyear Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMMI) State Innovation Model grant to drive innovation and change to achieve the Triple Aim across Delaware. Incorporated in 2014 and from its earliest inception, DCHI played an integral role in planning, implementing, and scaling critical components of the State Health Innovation Plan (2013-2018).
The Center catalyzed change to achieve Delaware’s vision for better health, quality of care, lower cost, and better patient and provider experiences. From the start, it was envisioned as the entity to motivate long-term collaboration to ensure on-going extensive stakeholder involvement to achieve systemic transformation. Since the SIM’s conclusion, DCHI has remained committed to Delaware’s vision for change. DCHI continues to provide a safe forum for robust stakeholder engagement, exchange, and collaboration in moving Delaware toward lasting health care transformation and value-based care.
The Delaware Center for Health Innovation seeks to align interest, resources, and momentum among public and private sectors to cause sustainable change and impact. DCHI regularly convenes invested partners and stakeholders to advance innovations and best practices that will lead to better quality and health outcomes and lower cost.
Encouraged and catalyzed early stakeholder interest and exploration of ACO models in DE and the adoption of innovative ACO models for health care transformation and population health management.
Produced three white papers to guide practice transformation, BHI, and care coordination efforts.
Instituted a robust forum for monitoring payment reform trends and innovations, informing critical stakeholders, and identifying opportunities to stimulate the development and adoption of APM in Delaware. Supported cost containment priorities and involved essential stakeholders of decision making about state-wide cost-containment initiatives
Produced two white papers to guide the drive toward adoption of value-based payment models.
Informed and facilitated the creation of a consumers outreach and education campaign and participated in the implementation of the program. The campaign was designed to advise and encourage consumers to be active partners in the move toward health care transformation and active participants in managing their health.
Engaged consumer representatives consistently and productively to gather broad-based patient and consumer input about health care changes, practices, and care models to ensure a patient-centered approach to health care transformation. Lead the adoption of APM and infused consumer participation across all DCHI led initiatives to encourage consumer input and perspective.
Produced a white paper to guide consumer involvement and stakeholders’ inclusion of consumers in health care transformation and practices.
Convened stakeholders to focus on retraining the workforce and developing strategies for building workforce capacity to meet future needs. DCHI’s Workforce and Education supported the curriculum development for workforce learning and re-learning as health care transformation evolved. The University of Delaware incorporated the curriculum into a graduate health professional and education program for workforce training.
Shared recommendations with Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulations to influence changes to expedite and facilitate licensing and credentialing for health care professionals in the state.
Produced three white papers to guide decision making and policy development to advance health professional workforce development