Who We Are
The Office of Health Care Transformation (OHCT) is a key point-of-contact for health care transformation related initiatives at IDPH including the State Innovation Model (SIM), Social Determinants of Health, Health Insurance Marketplace, Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Centered Medical Home, and care coordination.
The OHCT monitors federal and state-level health care issues and disseminates the key information, opportunities, and impacts to the public and other partners- internal and external to IDPH. The Check-Up is a health reform newsletter that is a key avenue to distribute this information.
The OHCT presents to and offers technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders, including Local Public Health Agencies and other community organizations, on the initiatives of the OHCT and to prepare them for the changing health care environment.
The OHCT also coordinates the Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council.
The mission of the OHCT is to promote community care coordination and advance the patient-centered transformation of the health care system, which will improve care and reduce cost. The overarching goals of the OHCT are:
- Convening stakeholders
- Building relationships and partnerships
- Streamlining efforts
- Presenting to and offering technical assistance to a variety of organizations including Local Public Health Agencies and Maternal and Child Health grantees to prepare for the changing health care environment.
- Presenting to outside stakeholder groups on the initiatives of the OHCT.