What We Do
SNI plays three critical roles in support of California’s public health care systems.
Shape Policy Development
Inform policy with on-the-ground experience.
Provide Reporting Expertise
Help systems build strong data collection and analytics capabilities.
Convene members to learn from experts and each other.
Shape Policy Development
Effective policy is grounded in evidence-based practice and the realities of “on-the-ground” implementation. Through work with member health care systems, SNI has developed a deep understanding of implementation challenges and successes and draws on that knowledge to inform the policy work of our partner CAPH.
SNI convenes clinical, data informatics and operational leaders from across California’s public health care systems and works hand-in-hand with CAPH to inform a wide range of efforts, such as the development of Medicaid Section 1115 waivers, including CalAIM, statewide value-based payment programs, and other key initiatives including telehealth and workforce wellness.
Provide Measurement Expertise
SNI plays a key role in supporting California’s public health care systems to develop and maintain a robust data analytics infrastructure that serves as the foundation of a sustainable performance improvement culture and successful value-based care SNI helps California’s public health care systems meet the extensive reporting requirements for key programs such as the Global Payment Program (GPP) and the Quality Incentive Pool (QIP). SNI partners with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to streamline reporting and works with the State to develop, continually refine, and publish essential reporting guidance and metric specifications.
SNI also analyzes system-level data collected via waiver and other statewide programs to identify trends and bright spots, share successes and best practices, and enable members to see their performance compared to their peers.
Each of California’s public health care systems has its own unique set of circumstances, challenges, strengths, and opportunities. Creating a space for our member systems to share their learning with each other is extremely valuable.
SNI regularly convenes members in virtual and in-person workshops and meetings to share best practices and lessons learned, giving systems access to experts and curated resources so they don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Currently, SNI is providing in-depth support and programming to help systems evolve their ambulatory care models, improve workforce wellbeing and advance organizational racial equity efforts.
SNI also facilitates peer sharing and learning opportunities for specific cohorts of system leaders, including chief medical officers, chief information officers, electronic health record leads, and program leads for QIP and GPP, so they can share successful practices and problem solve collaboratively.