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November 15, 2021

As I started writing this blog, I thought a lot about how to deliver the following message without sounding hyperbolic or boastful: The report that Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) has just published, titled “Modernizing Consent to Advance Health and Equity,” is potentially a very big deal. Then I read a quote from Karen DeSalvo, Google’s Chief Health Officer, and thought I couldn’t explain it any better. So here’s what she said in September 2021, at the 35th Annual Plenary of the international Health Level 7 (HL7) data-exchange standards organization.   

SOCI’s Breakthrough Consent Service Utility to appear at ONC Tech Forum

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), as most readers of this blog probably know, is a significant driver of progress for our nation’s health system. So Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) is delighted and honored that ONC has invited us to participate in its online 2021 Tech Forum, which is […]

Optimizing Care Coordination by Creating a Modern ‘Consent-to-Share Utility’

By Daniel Stein, President, SOC Institute Evidence clearly shows that the routine, secure sharing of relevant personal information among the many programs and systems that serve vulnerable children (education, healthcare, behavioral health, child welfare, social services, juvenile justice, etc.) greatly enhances care coordination, thereby systemically and meaningfully improving outcomes for this underserved population. But current […]

A New Training Program for the Next Normal

By Daniel Stein This quote from the latest newsletter from the California chapter of the National Association of Social Workers caught my eye: “Public and private programs, agencies and organizations nationwide are preparing to build, rebuild, and grow in 2021 and beyond. And – as the pandemic has demonstrated every day – the need will […]

The Best Way to Improve the Future is to Shape It

By Daniel Stein, President, SOC Institute I’m happy to report that 2021 has gotten off to a good start for Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI), with the successful completion of three initiatives: Our National Action Agenda (NAA) Symposium to Advance Upstream Social Determinants and Health Equity, held last month in partnership with the Stanford University […]

DASH Launches 3rd Round of Funding to Accelerate Local, Multisector Data Sharing Efforts

By Miriam Castro Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is launching the third round of its Mentor Program to support cohorts selected to learn with and from DASH mentors and community peers in order to accelerate their local, multisector data-sharing efforts. Our Mentor Program supports seven experienced organizations (listed below) by offering targeted technical assistance […]