Iowa Healthcare Collaborative



The Iowa State Innovation Model (SIM) vision is “Iowans experience better health and have access to accountable and affordable healthcare in every community”. The SIM program utilizes the quadruple aim of “better outcomes, better care, affordable costs, and joy in practice.”  The Iowa SIM is focused on two primary drivers; Aligning payers in value based purchasing (VBP) and; Equipping providers for service delivery transformation.

Health transformation in the Iowa health care system requires alignment of new partners. The grant provides vital, technical assistance and early support necessary to organize leadership, define the vision, engage key stakeholders, implement programs, and attain enough critical mass so that transformation is sustainable.  A portion of technical assistance is also deployed at the local level to facilitate Community and Clinical Care (C3) health management initiatives: The C3 is a group of pilot communities demonstrating how operational alignment, performance improvement and population health can be applied collaboratively with health providers and health care systems.

In the current SIM environment, payers, providers, communities and government agencies recognize that “healthcare” is inclusive of the broader definition of “community”.

To enhance and support the IA SIM, the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) provides executive leadership, an array of technical assistance, resources and tools, Improvement Advisors, IHC faculty consultants, virtual training opportunities, and a dedicated communication and networking portal. Additionally, to document improvement and sustain SIM data efforts, the IHC maintains a system to coordinate data collection, analysis and community scorecards.

For additional background information on the State Innovation Model in Iowa, please visit the Iowa SIM Homepage (Link) at the Iowa DHS's website.

To view the community health information about the SIM grant, visit the Iowa SIM Landing page (Link) at IDPH's site.

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