Transformation Sustainability Workgroup
The Transformation Sustainability Workgroup (TSW) was charged with the creation of a multi-stakeholder advisory body to work on ongoing healthcare delivery transformation efforts post-SHIP (Statewide Healthcare Innovations Plan).
The workgroup has been meeting since May of 2018. The final meeting was on December 6, 2018.
Creation, Structure, and Support for the New Advisory Body:
The TSW looked into efforts made by advisory bodies in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and other states that worked on grant projects focused on the transformation of healthcare delivery, lowering costs, and improving the coordination of care with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI). These references helped the workgroup produce and deliver a charter, business case and membership list for the new advisory body to the IHC.
The workgroups tasks included recommendations to the IHC for the roles, responsibilities, and scope of activities for the new advisory body including:
- Specific goals, initial deliverables, milestones, and time frames.
- Membership composition, including the number of members and who they represent, terms of membership, and a recommendation of chairpersons.
- Schedule of the advisory body and what constitutes a quorum.
- The possible establishment of advisory or technical subcommittees.
The TSW worked closely with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to construct a business case for the new advisory body now known as the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho (HTCI). The business case outlines the next steps necessary to continue transformation efforts for healthcare delivery in the State of Idaho with a focus on 1) whole person care, and 2) aligning business practices and statewide goals to achieve the Triple Aim of improved health outcomes, improved equality and patient experience of care and reduced healthcare costs for all Idahoans. This is to further improve on the focus and accomplishments of the SHIP.