Accenture analysis of State Health Innovation Plans (SHIPs) reveals that they show early momentum around the next generation of health and human services convergence—if states can effectively implement and scale their strategies.
Collectively, SHIPs represent the current state view on the art of the possible in reinventing care delivery. Analysis of the plans shows that states envision coordinated, collaborative and cost-effective health and human services models that are much different from “the system” as it is today.
SHIPs emphasize the need to address influences beyond healthcare—behavioral and social dimensions—to improve health outcomes. The vision is for an ecosystem for health and human services convergence. How are states communicating this vision and what strategies are they developing today to make it a reality?