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Delaware is developing a State Health Care Innovation Plan to transform our health care system, with support from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative. We have set ambitious goals for improving health care for Delawareans and improving the sustainability of our health care system, and are supported by a broad set of stakeholders who are committed to making real and lasting change - including physicians, hospitals, other providers, insurers, businesses, consumer advocates and our education and research community.
The goal is the "Triple Aim" - improving the health of Delawareans, improving the patient experience of care, and reducing health care costs. Through the SIM initiative, Delaware is planning to build upon a strong local foundation for innovation in order to achieve this through a system-level transformative healthcare plan that can serve as a scalable model for the nation. Our aspiration is to develop and implement a plan for broad-based health system transformation, including new payment and delivery models, which will achieve the Triple Aim.
Delaware has been awarded a "Design" grant through the CMMI SIM initiative to provide funding as we develop our State Health Care Innovation Plan. We will be applying for a "Testing" grant - which could provide significant funding to support the implementation of our plan.
State Health Care Innovation Plans must be Governor-led, multi-payer, and focused on achieving the Triple Aim of improving health, improving the patient experience of care, and reducing health care costs.
We are organizing our health transformation approach in six workstreams:
Our guiding principles: