The Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho
Charge: Promote the advancement of person-centered healthcare delivery system transformation efforts in Idaho to improve the health of Idahoans and align payment to achieve improved health, improved healthcare delivery, and lower costs.
- Promote and support transformation by identifying opportunities for innovation that will help shape the future of healthcare.
- Serve as a trusted source and a credible voice to strategically drive improvements in the healthcare delivery system.
- Serve as a convener of a broad-based set of stakeholders.
- Identify delivery system barriers that are preventing healthcare transformation and prioritize and recommend solutions.
- Promote alignment of the delivery system and payment models to drive sustainable healthcare transformation.
- Recommend and promote strategies to reduce overall healthcare costs.
- Utilize accurate and timely data to identify strategies and drive decision-making for healthcare transformation.
- Promote improved population health through policies and best practices that improve access, quality, and the health of all Idahoans.
- Promote whole person integrated care, health equity, and recognize the impact of social determinants of health.
- Support the efforts in Idaho to provide a healthcare workforce that is sufficient in numbers and training to meet the demand.
- Promote efficiencies in the collection, measuring, and reporting of quality metrics.
As the SHIP grant came to a close in January 2019, it became clear to the IHC that maintaining the momentum created over the four years of the grant was essential to sustaining healthcare transformation in Idaho. In addition, it was clear that continuing to create Idaho solutions for transforming Idaho’s healthcare system was essential. It would require strategies based on the input of stakeholders who have a thorough understanding of the values and culture of our state. To that end, the IHC developed the mission of the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho (HTCI) to convene Idaho stakeholders with a wide range of healthcare delivery system expertise to work together to champion accessible, high-quality, affordable healthcare.
The IHC created the HTCI to be large enough to include a broad-based group of stakeholders from around the state but small enough to be an effective working body. They landed on a 25-member group to contribute their broad and varied expertise in health and healthcare delivery. Members include:
- Payers – including representatives of three of Idaho’s private payers, a self-funded plan and Medicaid.
- Clinicians – including representatives from primary care, behavioral health and medical/surgical sub-specialties.
- Hospital representatives – from a health system, a community hospital and a critical access hospital.
- Association representatives – from Idaho’s medical association, hospital association, nursing association, primary care association (which represents community and rural health centers) and family physicians.
- A public health district representative.
- A consumer member.
- A representative from Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW).
HTCI begins meeting in February 2019 and will hold public meetings at least quarterly thereafter and will produce regular reports to ensure transparency. The calendar of meetings is kept to date on the website. If you have questions about the schedule or require assistance with another matter related to HTCI – contact the Office of Healthcare Policy Initiatives OHPI@dhw.idaho.gov or call 208-334-0669.