New Hampshire Health Innovation Through SIM

The New Hampshire State Innovation Model (SIM) is a planning process aimed at integrating and accelerating health transformation to achieve the “Triple Aim”: Better Health, Better Care, and Lower Costs.

“Our approach recognizes the unique innovative capacity, infrastructure needs and public health goals at the regional and community level in ensuring that every citizen has access to high quality, coordinated care.” – Governor Maggie Hassan

The New Hampshire SIM will use a stakeholder-centered approach to engage policymakers, health care leaders, and consumers in the development of a plan through interviews, work groups, public meetings, evidence, and data.

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Health transformation is happening across New Hampshire, in every sector and in every community, in ways that are both big and small. At the same time, there are tremendous health challenges that remain unaddressed. An integrated statewide strategy built on the leadership of New Hampshire citizens is the best way to make the kind of progress that our state deserves.

The SIM planning process is intended to help connect existing efforts, identify challenges and opportunities, and unite leadership to meet the critical health care needs of New Hampshirites. SIM will accelerate progress by developing an accountable and integrated, regionally-based model for health that meets the “Triple Aim” and:

  1. Improves the quality and efficiency of health care delivery.
  2. Expands the use of health information technology.
  3. Leads local population health improvement efforts.