The Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) is a comprehensive statewide initiative to improve the health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one that values improved health outcomes through a patient-centered focus.
There are seven goals of SHIP:
Transform 165 primary care practices across the state into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) – 55 clinics per year.
Improve care coordination through the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health data connections among PCMHs and across the medical neighborhood.
Establish seven Regional Collaboratives to support the integration of each PCMH with the broader medical neighborhood.
Improve rural patient access to PCMHs by developing virtual PCMHs.
Build a statewide data analytics system that tracks progress on selected quality measures at the individual patient level, regional level and statewide.
Align payment mechanisms across payers to transform payment methodology from volume to value.
Reduce overall healthcare costs.
As part of SHIP, particularly Goal 3, Regional Collaboratives (RC’s) have convened throughout all seven Public Health Districts. RC’s are co-chaired by two local physicians and the local Public Health District Directors. The Central Health Collaborative (CHC) is comprised of leaders and community stakeholders with the goals of supporting Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) transformation efforts, developing and integrating medical health neighborhoods to improve coordination, supporting population health initiatives, communicating and advocating SHIP efforts, and building a sustainable collaborative for long-term support of patient-centered care.
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