State Innovation Models Initiative: Model Design Project Profiles

State of Utah

Geographic Reach: Utah
Funding Amount: $942,458

Summary

Over the next 6 months, the State of Utah will receive up to $942,458 to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.  Funding will be subject to successful completion of the terms and conditions for the State Innovation Model initiative.

 Utah proposes to design an innovative statewide initiative to facilitate improved physician/patient communication and care coordination, with the goal of improving health care quality and lowering costs. The state will convene a multi-stakeholder group that will address strategies for healthcare transformation in five key areas: expanded health information technology; adequate healthcare workforce; wellness and healthy lifestyle promotion; payment reform; and medical malpractice and dispute resolution.

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