Where Integrated Data Systems are Already Getting Results

In the weeks before the 12th annual Stewards of Change symposium, many of us are anticipating a somewhat anxious conversation about health and human services systems reform. Supporters of the measures within the Affordable Care Act that promote better sharing and use of data are mindful that Congress has recently taken a first step towards […]

Taking Action During Disruptive Times: Two Exciting New SOCI Projects

(With Thanks to Kresge Foundation and Health Information and Management Systems Society) Wherever any of us may fall on the political spectrum, most professionals working to improve the health and well-being of people in our country can probably agree on this: It’s hard to predict how the disparate pieces of the healthcare puzzle will come […]

Advancing Quickly at a Glacial Pace … and More Musings as Stewards’ 11th Annual Symposium Begins

The world in which Stewards of Change Institute operates – populated by concepts like information-sharing, interoperability, social determinants of health and, most recently, cognitive computing – is changing fast. I know that because I’ve watched the change happen, ever so slowly, for over a decade. Fast and slow simultaneously? Absolutely. The technology and much of […]

It’s Health and (not or) Human Services!

By Wade F. Horn, Ph.D.DirectorDeloitte Consulting LLP With the 10th Annual Stewards of Change National Symposium just around the corner, I’ve been thinking a good bit about the presentation I’ll be giving there – and I’m excited by it. Here’s why: For more years than I’d care to admit, I’ve been arguing that one major […]

Exciting Times Ahead: a Major Grant and our 10th Anniversary Symposium

It’s a bit hard to believe a year has passed since the last Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) national symposium, a memorable event at which about 100 invited thought leaders from across the nation explored “The Art of the Possible” at the intersection of interoperability and health and human services. It’s even harder – but […]

The Countdown Begins: Our 2nd Annual HHS Open DataFest is Coming Up!

Partnerships and collaborations (can someone please explain the difference to me?) are among the most-effective tools all of us have for doing the best work possible in many if not most circumstances. And, to my way of thinking, they also demonstrate that we mean what we say about making interoperability and information-sharing a part of […]