Government Health and Social Care Collaboration to Control Costs and Improve Outcomes

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Healthcare remains one of the largest and fastest-growing components of government expenditure, consuming more than 15 percent of government spending worldwide.

The impact of social determinants on the health and vitality of individuals suggests that solutions to managing costs must go beyond the health system and include the coordination and integration of social and healthcare programs.

What if a citizen could walk into any agency and receive the aid they are eligible for, even if those services do not fall into the scope of that agency’s mission? That is a reality with the Smarter Care Approach. IBM’s Smarter Care approach is all about combating complexity and fragmentation — using data to gain a holistic view of a citizen.

This Smarter Care approach — what it is and what it means for you, was the focus our recent live panel discussion. Register for this on-demand version.

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Chris Dorobek, Founder, editor and publisher, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER
  • Dr. Nick Yphantides, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Health & Human Services Agency, San Diego County
  • Joseph Fiorentino, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services, State and Local Government
  • Daniel Stein,Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stewards of Change