An Accenture report identifies several crucial sectors of investment in healthcare that could profoundly change the industry.
The consulting company says its 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.”
In its analysis of the first round’s State Health Innovation Plans, Accenture identifies some of the following major investment areas:
Digital tools and telehealth.
Payer database reforms.
Community care management.