These ignite sessions will highlight innovative programs and projects that are building competency, spreading knowledge and scaling successful practices broadly across multiple jurisdictions. Speakers will share lessons learned from their efforts to build capacity and enhance their organizations’ ability to share information, collaborate and build productive networks.
This session used a case study methodology to engage participants in discussions that addresed a national epidemic that is affecting virtually every community in the nation, i.e., the opioid addiction and heroin crisis. Participants explored the impact of the crisis in general, and also focus on the immediate and long-term effects on health and human services programs. In particular, panelists explored the ways in which better information sharing and technology could improve upstream prevention efforts and early Intervention strategies.
This presentation explained how cognitive computing is helping to turn information into actionable knowledge, and will explore the future of this promising technology. Examples of current usage were drawn from the realms of healthcare and human services across the nation and the world. The speakers also discussed the potential impact of cognitive computing to revolutionize our thinking and our approach to knowledge management, decision-making and harvesting vast amounts of information from across networks.
This session showcased some of the initiatives being undertaken by various domains such as health care, public health, education and housing, with a particular focus on their successes and challenges. The intent was to gain insights into how to achieve effective information-sharing and system linkages needed to implement the Social Determinants and move toward greater health equity.